December 16, 2017

CompLinks: 9/27/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Comp Community Has Eyes on ColoradoCare Risk & Insurance What Medicare’s reimbursement changes mean for work comp Managed Care Matters South Carolina Sees Nearly as Many Opioid Deaths as Traffic Accidents in 2015 Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Silvia Sacalis: Pharmacy Management – Don’t Overlook the Impact of Age and Comorbidity

Silvia Sacalis

The presence of comorbid conditions within a workers’ compensation claim can impact pharmacy management in ways that go beyond the obvious. Superior pharmacy management requires looking not only at drug therapies, but also considering the various characteristics of the patient who is receiving them. Claims with a comorbidity have been steadily increasing…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I Proposes Small Increase in Workers’ Comp Rates for 2017

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – The rate paid for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington would rise by an average of 0.7 percent next year under a proposal recently released by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Employers and workers around Washington pay into the workers’ comp system so they’re covered if someone…[Continue Reading]

New Mexico Mutual Selects Valen Analytics to Improve Underwriting

Valen Analytics

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics recently announced a new customer engagement with New Mexico Mutual, the state’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance. The carrier will utilize the Predict application of Valen’s InsureRight® Platform, enabling better underwriting performance and efficiency. “As an analytically-driven…[Continue Reading]

RI DLT, AG’s Office Warn of Look-Alike Workers’ Comp Website

RI DLT

Cranston, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) and Office of the Attorney General are advising employers and workers to avoid a look-alike website offering information about workers’ compensation coverage because it’s often inaccurate, and if mistakenly relied upon as authoritative, could have negative…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Tech & Telehealth!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a couple pieces of tech news, starting with Coventry’s announcement that is rolling out comprehensive benchmarks and enhanced risk scoring as part of improvements to its claim-management tool, Coventry Connect, which will help claims pros more readily identify…[Continue Reading]

Coventry Announces Decision Support Enhancements for Coventry Connect Platform

Coventry

Downers Grove, IL – Comprehensive benchmarks and enhanced risk scoring are among the enhancements to Coventry’s claim-management tool, Coventry Connect to more readily identify injured workers who could benefit from heightened oversight. The improvements to the Coventry Claim Profile, a decision-support tool for claim and…[Continue Reading]

Prime Health Services and CHC Partner on Workers’ Comp Telehealth Network

Prime Health Services

Nashville, TN – Prime Health Services, Inc. has partnered with Consumer Health Connections (CHC), a technology company that offers cloud-based solutions tailored for the workers’ compensation industry, to offer a workers’ compensation telehealth specialty network– Prime Telemed–product to its clientele of insurance carriers…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk ISAB’s Chris Main Named Honorary Member of North American Spine Society

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – Chris Main, PhD, a member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board, has been named an honorary member of the North American Spine Society. A clinical and health psychologist, Main is an expert on the biopsychosocial approach to pain management and on managing pain in the workplace. His PhD work…[Continue Reading]

Ohio State Agencies Share Data to Nab Workers’ Comp Cheat

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Columbus man who worked two jobs while collecting injured workers’ benefits must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $6,000 in restitution and investigative costs and serve five years probation, a judge ruled Tuesday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Dion S. Hopson, 43, pleaded…[Continue Reading]

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