December 15, 2017

CompLinks: 7/28/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Consolidation in the real world – implications for workers’ comp Managed Care Matters Risk management techniques to reduce workers’ compensation costs PC 360 Helios Settlement Solutions Webinar Series: An Update on Mandatory Insurer Reporting Medicare Insights Editor’s… [Continue Reading]

Michelle Buckman: The Next Big Hurdle in Diagnostic Imaging

Michelle Buckman

For many years, medical imaging was singled out as the fastest growing component of health care expense. These rising costs prompted the Congress and CMS to request that the Government Accountability Office review Medicare imaging expenditures. Its six-year analysis showed that CT spending increased from $975 million in 2000 to in 2000 to $2.17 billion in 2006 while …[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Enacting New Online QME Form 106 Panel Process, Posts Training Video & FAQs

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will implement a new online panel process for represented initial panel requests on October 1, 2015. DWC will no longer accept or process paper submissions postmarked after September 3, 2015. The new process requires parties in a represented case to submit initial…[Continue Reading]

Skip Creasey Joins York as Chief Operating Officer

York Risk Services

Parsippany, NJ – York Risk Services Group recently announced that Skip Creasey has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer of York’s Commercial Businesses and Executive Vice President of York Risk Services Group, Inc. In this role, Skip will have operational and strategic responsibility for the business units focused on the specialty…[Continue Reading]

WA Roofing Company Owner Faces Felony Charge for Not Paying Workers’ Comp

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – A Mason County roofing contractor faces a criminal charge for allegedly failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance for his employees while they were on the job. The Washington Attorney General’s office has charged Peter Daniel Yeaman, 55, with unregistered contracting and doing business when his workers’ comp…[Continue Reading]

Factors Influencing Claim Outcomes

Helios

Managing claims requires navigation and coordination of a variety of influences, each with an affect on a claim as unique as the claim itself. In particular, comorbidities and chronic pain and its treatment can profoundly impact claim outcomes. Comorbidities are health conditions that co-exist with the workers’ compensation injury or illness and as such…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Assessment & Acquisition!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Rhode Island DLT’s recent announcement that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurers providing workers’ comp coverage in the state. For fiscal year 2016, the rate has been reduced to 6.50% from 6.65% of total net workers’ comp premiums. The DLT noted…[Continue Reading]

RI DLT: Second Straight Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing WC Coverage

RI DLT

Cranston, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training recently announced that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers’ compensation coverage in Rhode Island. For fiscal year 2016, DLT has reduced the rate to 6.50 percent from 6.65 percent of insurance companies’…[Continue Reading]

TechSource National Acquires IMEBASE

MedSource National

Garden City, NY – TechSource National recently announced its asset purchase of IMEBASE, a web-based application designed to create, track and complete independent medical examinations, medical peer reviews and other medical evaluative services. “We’re thrilled to have the IMEBASE product in our suite of services. It’s a solid…[Continue Reading]

DE Commissioner Stewart Names Hardy Drane Deputy Insurance Commissioner

Delaware State Seal

Dover, DE – Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart recently named attorney Hardy Drane as Deputy Commissioner for the Delaware Department of Insurance. “I am happy to announce that I talked Hardy out of retirement and convinced him to come back and serve as my Deputy Commissioner,” said Stewart. “He has extensive knowledge of…[Continue Reading]

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