March 21, 2018

CWCI Study Spotlights CA WC 2015 Independent Medical Review Outcomes

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – CWCI recently released a new study that provides an updated look at California workers’ compensation independent medical review (IMR) decisions rendered in 2015 and finds that even though IMR physicians continue to uphold the vast majority of utilization review (UR) physicians’ denials or modifications of treatment, total IMR volume…[Continue Reading]

TX Governor Abbott Reappoints Brannan Commissioner Of Workers’ Compensation

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Ryan Brannan of Austin Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term to expire February 1, 2017. TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates the workers’ compensation system in Texas, ensuring injured workers receive the…[Continue Reading]

PRIUM’s Mark Pew to Discuss Work Comp Drug Formularies at PARMA


Indian Wells, CA – PRIUM’s Senior Vice President Mark Pew will present “Laying a Foundation for a Work Comp Drug Formulary” at the 2016 PARMA Annual Risk Managers Conference this week. “Formularies facilitate the timely delivery of evidence-based pharmaceutical care,” Pew said. “They require a clinical rationale for…[Continue Reading]

NY Postal Worker Charged With Federal Disability Fraud

US Attorneys Office Seal

Syracuse, NY – Lynn M. Allen, 47, of Marcy, New York, recently appeared in federal court in Syracuse on charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the United States Postal Service and the U.S. Department of Labor of more than $94,000 in federal disability compensation payments, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Eileen…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Symposium & Specialty!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent announcement of its First Annual Medical and Health Symposium, which welcomes physicians, chiropractors, clinicians and others involved in the care of injured workers. The symposium offers providers the chance to earn free CE credits, and participate in a combination…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/19/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Drug Dangers Beyond Opioids Risk & Insurance Trend toward closed drug formularies continues Business Insurance Industry Specific Safety Program – A great return on investment Ohio BWC Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC to Host First Annual Medical & Health Symposium

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Physicians, chiropractors, clinicians and others involved in the care of injured workers are invited to attend the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) first ever Medical and Health Symposium. Health-care providers can earn free continuing education credits and participate in a combination of lectures and…[Continue Reading]

Safety National Forms Safety Specialty Insurance Company

Safety National

St. Louis, MO – Safety National recently announced that it has acquired an excess and surplus company that will begin operations in March 2016 as Safety Specialty Insurance Company (SSIC). Safety Specialty will initially focus on complementing Safety National’s public entity multi-lineprogram, which includes general liability and auto liability…[Continue Reading]

College Scholarship for Children of Connecticut Disabled Workers Announced

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Rocky Hill, CT – The Disabled Workers Committee, Inc. has announced a $10,000 scholarship in honor of Matthew Shafner. The Committee is a Connecticut-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help impaired workers. Shafner, a nationally recognized attorney and former Chairman of the Disabled Workers Scholarship…[Continue Reading]

Express Scripts Announces 2015 4th Quarter and Full Year Results

Express Scripts

St. Louis, MO – Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced 2015 fourth quarter and full year net income of $773.5 million and $2,476.4 million, respectively, or $1.13 and $3.56 per diluted share. 2015 fourth quarter and full year adjusted earnings per diluted share was $1.56 and $5.53, respectively. “Our business model of…[Continue Reading]

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