December 15, 2017

CA DIR, DWC Post Final, Approved Regulations Regarding Transition to ICD-10

CA DIR

San Francisco, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently posted the final approved regulations regarding transitioning the California workers’ compensation system from the ICD-9 system of diagnosis to the ICD-10 system of diagnosis, effective October 1, 2015. The International…[Continue Reading]

Multi-Agency Collaboration Nets 9 Arrests in Florida Workers’ Comp Fraud Sting

Florida CFO

Tampa, FL – The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) recently announced nine arrests following a multi-agency workers’ compensation sting in Manatee County. These nine individuals were found to have advertised their ability to perform jobs such as plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning work without…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Making Census…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the US Department of Labor’s release of preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014, which found that the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. The preliminary…[Continue Reading]

US Secretary of Labor Perez Comments on 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

US DOL

Washington, DC – Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries recently released show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries was an increase of 2 percent over the revised…[Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Testifies at Pure Premium Rate Hearing

CA WCIRB

Oakland, CA – The WCIRB recently testified at a California Department of Insurance (CDI) public hearing regarding the WCIRB’s January 1, 2016 Pure Premium Rate Filing which was submitted to the CDI on August 19, 2015. WCIRB Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary Dave Bellusci, along with President and CEO Bill Mudge, presented…[Continue Reading]

Tower MSA Partners’ Kristine Wilson to Participate on MSP/MSA Panel at CWCRC

Tower MSA Partners

DelRay Beach, FL -(BusinessWire)- Tower MSA Partners recently announced that Kristine Wilson, COO and senior legal counsel will speak at the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference. Wilson will participate on the “MSP/MSA Compliance Open Mic” panel. Topics include whether or not to submit an MSA to the Centers…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Man Coached Basketball, Provided Lawn Care Services While on Workers’ Comp

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Nelsonville (Athens County) man recently pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation fraud. Brent Taylor was ordered by a judge in Franklin County to pay restitution of $30,000. SID opened an investigation after receiving an allegation that Taylor was engaged in work activity while he was receiving…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Collections & Cannabis!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the DEA’s announcement of its 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back day, which will take place tomorrow, September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time. Almost 5,000 collection sites will be available across the country so residents can return unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/25/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Pay to Play – the corporate version Managed Care Matters The critical workers’ comp issues few are talking about… PC 360 Get Involved: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 9/26/15 Sedgwick Connection Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

DEA to Hold 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday 9/26

DEA

Washington, DC – This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, come to one of the almost 5,000 collection sites around the nation to return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal. This is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day…[Continue Reading]

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