December 17, 2017

CompLinks: 8/25/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Managing Workers’ Compensation Claims in a Diverse Workforce Safety National Conference Chronicles An Update on Medical Marijuana Safety National Conference Chronicles Using Data to Drive Operational Solutions Safety National Conference Chronicles Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

CA DIR Director Baker Issues Statement on Speeding Care to Injured Workers

CA DIR

San Francisco, CA – Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker recently released the following statement on SB 1160 (Mendoza), legislation which makes substantial reforms to the utilization review process used to contest care to injured workers. “The 2012 workers’ compensation reforms were designed to increase…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC: $600 Million in Workers’ Comp Liens Filed by Convicted or Indicted Providers

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced that $600 million in liens filed against injured employees’ claims for workers’ compensation benefits have been filed by convicted or criminally indicted parties from 2011 through 2015. “While California has…[Continue Reading]

Spreemo Appoints Ziegler as VP of Client Success, Pasco as Director of Corporate Sales

Spreemo

New York, NY – Spreemo has named Cindy Ziegler as Vice President of Client Success and Tony Pasco as Director of Corporate Sales. In her new role, Ziegler will support overall account management and client implementation across new and existing payer business. As Director of Corporate Sales, Pasco will work closely with Ziegler to…[Continue Reading]

Patriot National Closes in on Ebix Decision; Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Patriot National

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN) recently announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, and confirmed that the special committee of its Board of Directors is in the final stages of its consideration of possible strategic opportunities. The Special Committee, which is comprised of independent directors, is working…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Initial Impact!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features CWCI’s release of the results of a new study that found that as California’s workers’ comp system began transitioning to a Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) fee schedule for physician and non-physician medical services, there was a major shift in where the medical…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 8/24/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Difficulties of Surgery in Workers’ Compensation Safety National Conference Chronicles Why Research? Ohio BWC Blog When painkillers turn to pain PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are not responsible for… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Study Measures Impact of RBRVS Fee Schedule in CA Workers’ Comp

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – A new study shows that as the California workers’ comp system began to transition to a Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) fee schedule for physician and non-physician medical services, there was a major shift in where the medical dollars flow, so as intended, primary care providers now get a bigger share of…[Continue Reading]

Endurance Global Risk Solutions Launches New Workers’ Comp Product

Endurance

Pembroke, Bermuda – Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, recently announced that it has launched a new workers’ compensation insurance product for its Global Risk Solutions clients. Global Risk Solutions, a new business line launched…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Promotes Pieretti to Manager, Industrial Hygiene

MEMIC

Portland, ME – Workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Luis Pieretti, PhD to Manager, Industrial Hygiene where he will be responsible for the development and implementation of MEMIC’s Industrial Hygiene program. Pieretti joined MEMIC in 2013 as a Safety Management Consultant and has…[Continue Reading]

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