December 7, 2017

Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Accident Reporting Expanded

Alaska State Seal

Juneau, AK – On May 17, 2016, Governor Walker recently signed Senate Bill 148 into law. The legislation brings Alaska’s workplace accident reporting requirements in line with federal standards by requiring notice within 8 hours of an employer becoming aware of an incident involving the loss of an eye or an amputation. The new law has an…[Continue Reading]

Patriot National Reports Record Fee Income and Adjusted EBITDA for Q1 2016

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), a leading provider of technology and outsourcing solutions, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. “I am pleased to report that our first quarter 2016 fee income increased 51% to $64.9 million, up from $43.0 million in the first quarter of 2015,” said Steven M. Mariano…[Continue Reading]

TX Counselors Sentenced in $9.5 Million Fraudulent Workers’ Comp Billing Scheme

US Attorneys Office Seal

Dallas, TX – Two licensed professional counselors from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex who pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a massive health care fraud scheme that involved bribes, unnecessary medical treatment, fraudulent billing, and the falsification of medical documents to fraudulently bill the federal government, through the…[Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/24/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Who’s running your company. Managed Care Matters The Opioid Epidemic Unforeseen MCN Talk Don’t Take Shortcuts – Be Safe! State Fund Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Silvia Sacalis: Women and Prescription Pain Meds – A Risky Proposition?

Silvia Sacalis

The phrase “injured worker” might bring to mind an image of a rugged, male construction worker. But this stereotype overlooks a significant portion of the injured worker population – women. With 40% of nonfatal occupational injuries reported in female workers,1 women represent a significant portion of the workers’ compensation population. National Women’s Health Week…[Continue Reading]

Lou Savage to lead Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division

Oregon DCBS

Salem, OR – Department of Consumer and Business Services Director Patrick Allen recently announced Lou Savage is the new administrator for the Workers’ Compensation Division. Savage replaces long-time administrator John Shilts, who retired in December 2015. The division oversees the workers’ compensation system, to ensure injured workers receive…[Continue Reading]

Alliant Americas Steps Up Claims Mgmt Consulting, Adds Jennifer Umbright

Alliant

Newport Beach, CA -(BusinessWire)- Veteran claims management consultant Jennifer Umbright is bringing her potent blend of claims advocacy, risk management, and education to the Sacramento office of Alliant. As a Workers’ Compensation Claims Advocate within the company’s Alliant Americas division, Umbright will advise a diverse…[Continue Reading]

FL Business Owner Arrested for $700,000 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

Florida CFO

Naples, FL – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater recently announced the recent arrest of Raimundo Hernandez-Argueta, owner of Naples construction company Complete Framing Professionals (CFP). Following a joint investigation by the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Division of Insurance Fraud and Division of Workers’…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Reform Reductions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of another edition of WCRI’s CompScope Benchmarks, which examined the California system and found some 2013 reforms may have contributed to decreases in medical payments per claim in 2013 and 2014. WCRI noted that medical payments per claim with more than…[Continue Reading]

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