December 15, 2017

WorkCompRecap: MSAs & MEDs!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) that it is working to combat the opioid epidemic by requesting that CMS cap costs earmarked for future opioid expenditures. NAMSAP notes that CMS already recommends that part D sponsors…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/25/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Opt Out and work comp – the definitive report Managed Care Matters Feds putting workers comp opt-out programs under microscope Business Insurance Simple 3 Prong Approach To Work Comp Cost Control ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

NAMSAP Proposes Evidence-Based Limits on Opioids for Workers’ Comp MSAs

NAMSAP

Elmhurst, IL – National attention is finally being paid to the opioid epidemic in the United States, as we experience the catastrophic impact of the robust marketing of those drugs on Americans for treating chronic, nonmalignant diagnoses such as back pain and arthritis since the 1990’s. The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP)…[Continue Reading]

Chesapeake Employers Supports DHMH’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Overdose

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company

Towson, MD – In a show of unity, a workers’ compensation insurance company and a Maryland State Agency are joining forces to combat a drug problem that is plaguing every corner of the state: Opioid addiction and overdose. Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company is giving the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene…[Continue Reading]

CWCI Elects Board of Directors For 2016

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – Susan Gordon, Head of Workers’ Compensation Underwriting at Zurich North America was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) for 2016 at the Institute’s 52nd annual meeting in Oakland. Ms. Gordon has been a member of the Institute’s Executive Committee…[Continue Reading]

TDI Seeks Employer Representative for Workers’ Comp Appeals Panel

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance is seeking an employer representative to serve on the Texas Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel. The panel resolves policyholder disputes with insurance carriers that are referred by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The panel consists of five voting members, including…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Study & Suit!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study commissioned by the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) as part of SB 863 reforms that examined the economic consequences of permanently disabling injuries between the last major reforms and the enactment…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/24/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. More from WCRI – What happened after “reform” to states’ work comp systems? Managed Care Matters Will the Anthem-Express Scripts battle change the PBM landscape? Business Insurance Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Potential Regenerative Brain Therapy? Outlook on… [Continue Reading]

CA CHSWC Releases Injured Worker Wage Loss Report

CHSWC

Oakland, CA – The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) has released for public comment the “Benefits and Earnings Losses for Permanently Disabled Workers in California: Trends Through the Great Recession and Impacts of Recent Reforms” report by RAND. The study, which was sponsored by CHSWC…[Continue Reading]

Anthem Files Suit Against Express Scripts for Pricing and Operations Issues

Anthem

Indianapolis, IN -(BusinessWire)- Anthem, Inc. recently filed suit against Express Scripts, its vendor for pharmacy benefit management services, to recover damages for pharmacy pricing that is higher than competitive benchmark pricing. The lawsuit also seeks to recover damages related to operational issues and for a declaration of Anthem’s…[Continue Reading]

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