December 15, 2017

CompLinks: 6/23/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. How Financial Stress becomes a Workers Compensation Problem Republic Capital Blog Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Qualifying Medical Conditions Healthesystems Blog Keep Cool and Carry on This Summer State Fund Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompCentral Issues Call for Entries for Comp Laude™ Awards

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Camarillo, CA -(BusinessWire)- WorkCompCentral is soliciting nominations for its 5th Annual Comp Laude™ Awards, recognizing excellence in the workers’ compensation community. Anyone involved in workers’ compensation in any jurisdiction may nominate an individual or company for the award. Categories will be…[Continue Reading]

Harsha V. Agadi Named Crawford & Company President and CEO

Crawford

Atlanta, GA – Crawford & Company has named Harsha V. Agadi president and CEO. He has served as interim president and CEO since August 2015. “During Harsha’s interim leadership period, he made some tough but necessary changes that helped move Crawford toward profitable growth,” said Charles H. Ogburn, Crawford’s non-executive…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Honors Ten Employers for Outstanding Workplace Safety

MEMIC

Portland, ME – At the MEMIC Annual Meeting of the Policyholders, workers’ compensation insurer The MEMIC Group presented awards for workplace safety to ten of its more than 20,000 policyholders. At the Portland Museum of Art, MEMIC’s senior vice president of loss control and safety services, Karl Siegfried, paid tribute to the following…[Continue Reading]

Eight Arrested in FL Workers’ Compensation Fraud Bust

Florida CFO

Lakeland, FL – The Florida Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) recently announced eight arrests following a multi-agency undercover workers’ compensation sting in Polk County. These eight individuals advertised their ability to perform wide-ranging plumbing and electrical work without proper licenses or…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Long-Term Look!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new WCRI study that found decreases in longer-term use of opioids among injured workers in a number of states over the two years ending March 2014 compared to the two years ending in March 2012. As a companion to another recently…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/22/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. More Evidence for Evidence-Based Medicine WC Insights Medical Advancements to Watch in the Next 5 Years Outlook on Outcomes Incentivizing The Right Work Comp Outcomes ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Longer-Term Opioid Use among Injured Workers Decreased in Several States

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Longer-term use of opioids among injured workers decreased in a number of states, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study looked at longer-term opioid use over a two-year time period ending March 2014 and compared that with longer-term use over the two-year time…[Continue Reading]

New 2016 RI Workers’ Comp Medical & Hospital Fee Schedules Released

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL -(PRNewswire)- Updated Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedules have been released. The new Hospital Fee Schedule will go into effect on July 1, 2016, and the new Medical Fee Schedule will go into effect on July 15, 2016, for services on or after those dates. The Medical Fee Schedule contains rules and maximum…[Continue Reading]

Bruce Cochrane Named Chair of Governing Committee, WCRIBMA

Renaissance Alliance

Wellesley, MA – Bruce Cochrane has been named Chair of the Governing Committee, Workers’ Compensation Rating & Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts (WCRIBMA) for a one-year term as an insurance carrier representative for Meadowbrook Insurance. This marks Cochrane’s 26th year of service to WCRIBMA. During those years, he is…[Continue Reading]

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