August 22, 2017

CompLinks: 7/1/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Drug of the month for June: 5 Points to Remember When Considering Amrix myMatrixx Blog Medical Marijuana: A Workers’ Comp Perspective Outlook on Outcomes Ninth Circuit Court Upholds California’s Workers’ Comp Liens Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

GENEX Services Acquires Case Management Firm ICM

GENEX

Wayne, PA – GENEX Services, the nation’s largest provider of workers’ compensation clinical services, has announced its acquisition of Integrated Care Management (ICM), a leading case management firm for the workers’ compensation and disability insurance markets. Financial terms were not disclosed. With this acquisition, GENEX…[Continue Reading]

CNA Releases Reports on Opioid Abuse in Construction, Manufacturing Industries

CNA

Chicago, IL – CNA recently issued two new reports that examine the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic and its effect on the U.S. workforce, focusing on the construction and manufacturing industries, which are particularly at risk for such abuse. Construction: Prescription Opioid Abuse and Manufacturing: Prescription Opioid Abuse[Continue Reading]

Ohio State Highway Patrol Veteran to Lead BWC Fraud Unit

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced the appointment of a 25-year Ohio State Highway Patrol veteran as director of BWC’s Special Investigations Department. James Wernecke began his duties yesterday, overseeing 123 employees who work to deter, detect and…[Continue Reading]

CA DIR Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2016

CA DIR

San Francisco, CA – The 2016 minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2016. The minimum TTD rate will increase from $165.49 to $169.26 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from $1,103.29 to $1,128.43 per week. Labor Code section 4453(a) (10) requires the rate for TTD be increased by…[Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Mark Pew of PRIUM! You can read Mark’s new article at WorkCompWire…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/30/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Work comp drug trends; Coventry’s report Managed Care Matters California is on a bumpy road to workers’ compensation recovery PC 360 Sleep Well Texas Mutual Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

Mark Pew: Rx Epiphany for Work Comp – Death Benefits

Mark Pew

Following up on last week’s column, another issue pertaining to prescription drug use for chronic pain has been percolating for some time: death benefits paid to injured worker beneficiaries due to drug overdoses. Death benefits have already been affirmed in a handful of states, among them Pennsylvania (James Heffernan), Tennessee (Charles Kilburn) and Washington…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk Launches Patient Advocacy Program

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – Aware of how confusing the workers’ compensation system can be, MedRisk has launched a patient advocacy program to help injured workers navigate diagnostic imaging and physical rehabilitative services. MedRisk offers injured workers access to a national network of expert physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Promotes Holbrook to Vice President of Information Technology

MEMIC

Portland, ME – Workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Matthew Holbrook to Vice President of Information Technology, where he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology Department. Holbrook will report to Daniel J. McGarvey, Chief Operating Officer. Holbrook…[Continue Reading]

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