October 17, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Phone Home!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features HomeCare Connect’s announcement that it is integrating telehealth capabilities into its services, enabling injured workers and their home health caregivers to meet virtually with HomeCare Connect’s clinical care coordinators to discuss treatment. The “Tele-Connect” service…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/1/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Ohio prescription drug monitoring program showing positive outcomes Ohio BWC Blog Absenteeism Costs You Money, a Workplace Wellness Program Can Help! CA State Fund CEO Blog Utah Senate, House Pass Bill to Let Workers’ Comp Fund Become A Mutual Insurance… [Continue Reading]

HomeCare Connect Adds Telehealth to Workers’ Comp Home Healthcare Services

HomeCare Connect

Winter Park, FL – HomeCare Connect, which manages the quality and cost of workers’ compensation home healthcare, recently announced that it is integrating telehealth capabilities into its services. Accessible via mobile telephones, computers and tablets, HomeCare Connect’s Tele-Connect is a cloud-based application…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Research & Evaluation Group Proposes FY 2017 Research Agenda

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) recently announced that it is accepting comment on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Research Agenda of the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG). Labor Code § 405.0026 requires the REG to prepare and publish annually…[Continue Reading]

AK Food Bank Renewed for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Award

Alaska State Seal

Juneau, AK – Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas approved the Fairbanks Community Food Bank for the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) renewal as a result of outstanding employee safety and health programs. “The Fairbanks…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Bowling Coach Crosses the Line, Commits Work Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Marion man who was injured on the job as an emergency medical technician in 2010 recently pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after investigators discovered him working as a high school bowling coach. After Jason Neagles, 43, pleaded guilty to the first-degree misdemeanor charge, a Franklin County judge…[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: 2/28/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. What if We Hypothesized Instead of Diagnosed? Evidence Based Work comp service companies – Don’t do this. Managed Care Matters South Carolina Lawmakers File 10 Bills Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

Carlos Luna: It’s About Time – Value-Based Care Comes to Workers’ Compensation

Carlos Luna

With the total annual cost of lost productivity attributable to health-related conditions exceeding $225 billion in the United States, employers are looking for ways to get the best medical results at the best prices for injured workers. In fact, more than 40 percent of employers are considering implementing value-based plan designs or high-performing networks in the coming…[Continue Reading]

Insurance Careers Month Week 4: Finish Strong!

Insurance Careers Month

Denver, CO – To kick off the final week of Insurance Careers Month, Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s, gets to the heart of ICM by interviewing young professionals on the world famous Lloyd’s trading floor. ICM Is exceeding last year’s numbers, so finish the month strong, with the message sent loud and clear! Check out last week’s highlights…[Continue Reading]

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