December 16, 2017

TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Centralizes Fraud Efforts

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Since its establishment five months ago, the new in-house fraud unit at the Division of Workers’ Compensation has opened more than 40 investigations and hired additional fraud investigators to extend its reach. “It’s a huge benefit to have a fraud unit that is 100 percent dedicated to workers’ compensation,” said Commissioner…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC CEO/Administrator Morrison Appoints New Field Operations Chief

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison recently announced the appointment of a veteran health care executive and author on organizational change as the bureau’s new chief of field operations. Deborah Dexter, Ph.D., joined Morrison’s senior leadership team Monday, Oct. 17. As field…[Continue Reading]

CEO, CFO and VP Convicted in Nationwide Worker’s Comp Fraud Scheme

US Attorneys Office Seal

Houston, TX – U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson recently announced that several officials with Team Work Ready (TWR) have been convicted of conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. TWR had clinics in five states including Federal Work Ready in Houston, Alamo Work Ready in San Antonio and Bayou Work Ready…[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: 10/25/16

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Why are work comp medical costs decreasing? Managed Care Matters Lessons Learned from Retiring Insurance Executives Safety National Conference Chronicles Navigating the Language of Medicare Settlement Optum Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Dax Craig: The Three Commandments of Analytics Built to Deliver Tangible Results

Dax Craig

Work comp carriers realize that predictive analytics is required to compete today, but initially tend to focus on the more technical or tactical aspects as they decide where to make crucial investments. Preoccupied with the “how” of using analytics, many forget the importance of “why” predictive analytics is needed. Without a solid strategic plan and measurable goals…[Continue Reading]

Out Front Ideas: Occupational Health: Past, Present and Future

Out Front Ideas

St. Louis, MO – Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting the importance of occupational health to the workers’ compensation industry. Employers rely on occupational medicine to treat work injuries and occupational health clinics are often part of companies’ safe work programs. For a number…[Continue Reading]

Susan Donegan Joins NCCI as Chief Regulatory Services Officer

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced that Susan Donegan has joined the company as the new chief regulatory services officer. Ms. Donegan, who assumed the position on September 19, succeeds Helen Westervelt, who announced her retirement in January of this year. Westervelt remained at NCCI through the end of September to…[Continue Reading]

Former CA State Senator Ronald Calderon Gets 42 Months in Federal Prison

US Attorneys Office Seal

Los Angeles, CA – Former California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon was recently sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal corruption charge and admitting that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for performing official acts as a legislator. Ron Calderon, 59, of Montebello…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Fatigue & Fight!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new review in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that examined the major causes of occupational fatigue, which can impair mental and physical performance with the potential for serious errors and injuries. Reviewers noted that…[Continue Reading]

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