December 18, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Turn the Tide!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) that it has endorsed the U.S. Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide Rx” campaign aimed at ending the opioid epidemic. The goals of the Turn the Tide Rx campaign are…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/23/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Aging and Opioids: Important Considerations in Drug Selection myMatrixx Blog Medical Marijuana and Opioid Analgesics in Workers’ Compensation Optum Blog What You Forgot To Tell Your TPA WC Mediator Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

NAMSAP Endorses Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide Rx” Campaign

NAMSAP

Elmhurst, IL – The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals has endorsed the U.S. Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide Rx” campaign to end the opioid epidemic. The campaign’s goals are to educate prescribers and the public about opioids, change the cultural perception of addiction, and mobilize health care professionals to improve…[Continue Reading]

Concentra Continues Expansion with Philadelphia Acquisition

Concentra

Addison, TX – Concentra recently announced its latest expansion in occupational medicine with the acquisition of one of the two Industrial Health Care Center (IHCC) locations in greater Philadelphia. Through this acquisition, Concentra assumes operations of the IHCC location at 2804 Southampton Rd, while the location in Levittown continues…[Continue Reading]

Valen Announces Successful Results from Clients’ Loss Ratio Reductions, Overall Growth

Valen Analytics

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics recently announced the 2011-2015 results for a dozen workers’ compensation customers totaling $1.5 Billion in premium. Valen customers collectively saw an average of 30.8% loss ratio improvement over the five-year period, double the industry average of 15%. Simultaneously, these carriers experienced 82%…[Continue Reading]

AF Group Names Jeff Kuss as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer

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Lansing, MI – AF Group has announced Jeff Kuss as senior vice president and chief claims officer. Kuss will lead a team responsible for Claims Administration, Investigative Services, Medical Management, Large Loss, Subrogation and Workers’ Compensation Practices for the organization. Since 2012, Kuss has served as a global…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of NCCI’s latest research brief, which examines the most recent trends in the use of prescription drugs in workers’ comp using data through year-end 2014, and also looks at potential savings from the implementation of drug formularies in certain states…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 9/22/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. What the latest work comp drug spend means Managed Care Matters Massachusetts Resisting Drugmakers’ Efforts to Weaken Anti-Opioid Measures Insurance Journal Paradigm Explains: ICU Syndrome Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Publishes Update on Workers Compensation and Prescription Drugs

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – Prescription drug (Rx) costs represent a significant portion of workers compensation (WC) medical costs and is one of the most active subjects of WC-related legislative activity. NCCI estimates that for every $100 paid for medical services provided to workers injured in 2014, $17 will be paid for prescription drugs. Furthermore…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC’s Special Investigations Gets 8 Convictions in August

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) netted eight convictions in August in criminal cases related to workers’ compensation fraud. The eight Ohioans convicted include a Hamilton man who got an 18-month jail sentence for falsifying his wages to increase his disability rate, a Dayton-area man who filed a false injury…[Continue Reading]

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