December 15, 2017

Physical Therapy in Workers’ Comp – Are You Considering These Cost Drivers?

Healthesystems

Lower back pain (LBP) due to injury remains one of the most common and costly conditions in workers’ compensation claims, and the majority of costs are associated with a fraction of the population. Ten to 15 percent of LBP patients drive approximately 75 percent of associated medical costs and lost productivity.1 This indicates…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Against Abuse!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the American Medical Association (AMA)’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse’s announcement that it has released the first of several national recommendations to address the growing opioid epidemic. The task force’s initial effort will focus on urging physicians to register for…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/31/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. More Comp Claimants Turning to Heroin Risk & Insurance Big data: Analytics and trends Sedgwick Connection Study: Kentucky Prescription Drug Law Successfully Curbing Abuse Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

AMA: Physician Groups Band Together to Address America’s Opioid Crisis

American Medical Association

Chicago, IL – Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with 44 people dying each dayExternal Link from overdose of opioids, and many more becoming addicted. Recognizing the urgency and serious impact of this issue on the health of hundreds of thousands of patients across…[Continue Reading]

ExamWorks Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

ExamWorks

Atlanta, GA – ExamWorks Group, Inc. (NYSE: EXAM), a leading provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance services, case management services, and other related services, recently reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015. Revenues for the second quarter of 2015 were…[Continue Reading]

Anthony Segrich Promoted as Chief Technology Officer of Tower MSA Partners

Tower MSA Partners

Delray Beach, FL – Newly positioned as the Chief Technology Officer of Tower MSA Partners, Anthony Segrich will pilot all components of technology at Tower MSA. Segrich’s experience in the architecture of successful business process management systems serves as a huge asset for Tower’s commitment to innovative systems and practices…[Continue Reading]

Texas Mutual Pays $73,699 Dividend to Texas Lumber and Wood Products Safety Group

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, recently awarded a dividend of $73,699 to the Texas Lumber and Wood Products (TWLP) safety group. The dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in their businesses and therefore keeping the group’s loss ratio…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Online & On-Demand!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features EMPLOYERS’ recent announcement of the launch of a new version of its online portal, EACCESS, that allows policyholders to perform many self-service tasks for the first time. EACCESS was originally launched in 2013 for EMPLOYERS’ appointed agents, but is now available to policyholders…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/30/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Maryland’s innovative approach to hospital care – and implications for work comp Managed Care Matters AASCIF Annual Conference Recap Outlook on Outcomes Minnesota Legislature, Governor Back Comp Cut ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

EMPLOYERS Launches EACCESS Online Policyholder Portal

Employers Insurance

Reno, NV – EMPLOYERS (NYSE: EIG), America’s small business insurance specialist, has introduced a new version of its EACCESS® portal that allows policyholders to perform many self-service tasks for the first time. Originally launched in 2013 for EMPLOYERS’ appointed agents, EACCESS is a web-based system that provides a user-friendly…[Continue Reading]

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