December 15, 2017

New Insurance Information Institute CEO to Speak at AmCOMP Fall Meeting

AmComp

King of Prussia, PA – In one of his inaugural industry speeches as the new chief executive officer of the Insurance Information Institute, Sean Kevelighan will give the keynote address at the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AmCOMP) 2016 Fall Meeting, an event designed to help educate and inform insurance…[Continue Reading]

FL Businessman Arrested for Orchestrating $400,000 Workers’ Comp Scam

Florida CFO

Miami, FL – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) recently announced the arrest of Elso J. Macias, owner of Puertos Enterprises Inc. in Miami. Macias allegedly orchestrated a fraud scheme by providing false and misleading information…[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: 8/30/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. State of the Workers’ Compensation Market Safety National Conference Chronicles One button Sedgwick Connection Seeing marijuana through the haze of myths PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are… [Continue Reading]

Anne Kirby: Lean Strategy to Cut ALAE and Losses

Anne Kirby

America has become more productive by applying Lean Six Sigma principles to running businesses. The concept is simple. Find the things that need to be done and are effective, and remove every other unnecessary step and cost from the process. Now we have evidence that a lean approach works in managing medical treatment for work injuries. The approach stands…[Continue Reading]

Patriot Technology Solutions Implements Pay-as-You-Go Billing Tool for NYSIF

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patriot Technology Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), recently announced that New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), the largest workers’ compensation insurance provider in New York State, has implemented InsurePay, a pay-as-you-go billing tool, to provide real-time payment processing…[Continue Reading]

OSHA Seeks Nominations for Federal Advisory Council on Occ Safety & Health

OSHA

Washington, DC – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health. The 16-member council comprises eight members representing federal agency management and eight representing federal employees. OSHA is…[Continue Reading]

Former WA Corrections Officer Charged with Felony in $100,000 Workers’ Comp Scam

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – A former corrections officer stands accused of holding three security jobs while claiming his on-the-job injury was so serious he couldn’t work. A Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) investigation caught John J. Gruden, 43, on video jogging on a treadmill and sidewalk, and driving to work at the Phoenix…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Seeking Specialty!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features ForeSight Medical’s announcement of the launch of their Encompass Specialty Surgical Network, a specialized orthopedic, spine and pain management surgical network for workers’ compensation payers. ForeSight noted that it used its experience and surgical data…[Continue Reading]

ForeSight Medical Launches Encompass Specialty Surgical Network for Workers’ Comp

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Tampa, FL – ForeSight Medical has launched Encompass Specialty Surgical Network, a specialized orthopedic, spine and pain management surgical network for workers’ compensation payers. The leading provider of surgical device cost containment in workers’ compensation, ForeSight leveraged its deep domain…[Continue Reading]

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