June 27, 2017

New Clinical Decision Points in Drug Therapy

Healthesystems

Decision points and intervention opportunities regarding a patient’s drug therapy can vary over the lifetime of a claim and per individual patient. Up front, basic interventions such as having a drug formulary in place can put a claim on the right path from the start, while well-established and more complex claims might require more strategic clinical…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Mobilizing Millenials!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Insurance Careers Movement’s announcement of the beginning of the second phase of its initiative, which started earlier this year with Insurance Careers Month in February. Phase II is aimed at mobilizing millenial employees to become the new face of the insurance industry recruitment…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/1/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Rx Drug Abuse Summit – key takeaways Managed Care Matters The Risk Manager’s Perspective Safety National Conference Chronicles Florida Passes Medical Marijuana Bill Healthesystems Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

Insurance Careers Movement Begins Second Phase

Insurance Careers Month

Denver, CO – Hamilton Insurance Group, Lloyd’s of London, Marsh & McLennan, MyPath – powered by The Institutes, Valen Analytics, The Jacobson Group, InVEST and PCI, have collectively announced the second phase of the Insurance Careers Movement, beginning on April 1, 2016. The cross-industry, multi-phased initiative that kicked off…[Continue Reading]

Out Front Ideas Webinar: OSHA Issues to Watch

Out Front Ideas

St. Louis, MO – Under the current administration, OSHA has been increasingly more active with an emphasis on new rules, audits and public shaming of employers where violations are found. OSHA has even weighed in on issues outside their jurisdiction such as the adequacy of state workers’ compensation benefits. There is also great concern over…[Continue Reading]

Advent International Acquires Majority Stake in ATI Physical Therapy

ATI

Bolingbrook, IL – Advent International recently announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in ATI Physical Therapy (“ATI”), an outpatient physical therapy provider in the United States, from KRG Capital Partners. ATI’s current management team, led by Dylan Bates, will retain a significant minority stake in the company…[Continue Reading]

CT WCC Releases Official Hospital and ASC Fee Schedule

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Rocky Hill, CT – Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission Chairman John A. Mastropietro recently announced the publication of the 2016 Official Connecticut Fee Schedule for Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Published by Optum360, this new fee schedule includes a link to Medicare’s PC Pricer tool and instructions for…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Pill Poll!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the National Safety Council’s release of results of a poll that found 99% of doctors are prescribing opioid medicines for longer than the three-day period recommended by the CDC, with 23% saying they prescribe at least a month’s worth of opioids. Other key findings from the poll included…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/31/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. President Obama at the National Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse Summit Evidence Based Why Companies Won’t Be Opting Out of Opt-Out Anytime Soon Insurance Journal New Drug Shows Promise for TBI Patients Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

NSC Poll: 99% of Doctors Prescribe Opioids Longer than CDC Recommends

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council recently released survey results showing 99% of doctors are prescribing highly addictive opioid medicines for longer than the three-day period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-three percent said they prescribe at least a month’s worth of opioids. Evidence…[Continue Reading]

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