May 24, 2018

CompLinks: 3/29/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Bill Minick – In defense of Opt Out Managed Care Matters Items To Consider When Valuing Catastrophic Work Comp Claims ReduceYourWorkersComp How to Use Social Media, Surveillance to Catch Workers Compensation Lies Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

Joseph Wells: The On-Demand Economy’s Effect on Workers’ Compensation and Employee Safety

Joseph Wells

In today’s technological driven demand for on-line fast, “On-Demand” products and services, an emerging phenomenon is evolving in the labor force used to deliver them. On demand labor is best described through the Uber & Lyft business models. Each company delivers services through a network of individuals that have applied on-line and meet selected pre-qualifying criteria…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Board Approves 8.6% Avg Premium Reduction for Private Employers

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors recently approved an 8.6 percent reduction in overall average rates for the state’s private employers. The move will decrease projected annual premiums by $113 million next year. “As a result of the Board’s actions, Ohio private employers will be paying a…[Continue Reading]

Effective Health Systems Appoints Michael Curcio Chief Client Officer

Effective Health Systems

Los Angeles, CA – Effective Health Systems President James Schlueter recently announced that Michael Curcio has been appointed the company’s Chief Client Officer. Schlueter noted that Michael brings 25 years of managed care and claims experience to the position. He has worked on both the payer and service provider sides in workers’…[Continue Reading]

OK Attorney General Charges Doctor, Associates for Operating Pill Mill

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently announced the filing of 29 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge against an Oklahoma City doctor for allegedly running an operation to dispense prescription pills without a legitimate medical purpose, also known as a pill mill. Dr. Harvey Clarke Jenkins, Jr., who was the principal operator of…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Report & Rename!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new WCRI report that examined how the implementation of a Texas-style drug formulary for workers’ comp claims filed by North Carolina state government employees might influence the prevalence and cost of drugs prescribed. WCRI used data for more than…[Continue Reading]

New WCRI Report: Texas-Like Formulary for North Carolina State Employees

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly directed the North Carolina Industrial Commission to study the implementation of a drug formulary for workers’ compensation claims filed by state government employees. A new WCRI report, Texas-Like Formulary for North Carolina State Employees, focuses on two…[Continue Reading]

Definiti Healthcare Mgmt Becomes Definiti Comp Solutions, Has New Leadership

Definiti Comp Solutions

Lake Forest, CA – Definiti Healthcare Management, a national workers’ compensation cost containment provider, recently announced its name change to Definiti Comp Solutions, effective immediately. The name change reinforces the company’s passion and competence in medical bill review based on its proven history of providing…[Continue Reading]

Safety National Promotes Steve Divine to Senior Vice President – Finance

Safety National

St. Louis, MO -(BusinessWire)- Safety National Casualty Corporation has appointed Steve Divine to the position of Senior Vice President – Finance. In addition to leading Safety National’s Finance Department, in his new role, Divine will become a member of Safety National’s Senior Management Team. As Senior Vice President – Finance, Steve’s…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Landscaper Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud, Repays $22,000

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Charles D. Bentley of Mentor-on-the-Lake was recently sentenced in a Franklin County Courtroom after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) began investigating after receiving an anonymous allegation stating Bentley had been working “under the table” for a…[Continue Reading]

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