December 17, 2017

CompLinks: 2/22/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Narrative Does Matter: Self-Guided Opioid Weaning Evidence Based VR in Workers’ Comp Risk & Insurance Proof of Value for Workers’ Comp Medical Management MedMetrics Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are… [Continue Reading]

New WCRI Study Evaluates Impact of 2015 and 2016 Fee Schedule Changes in Delaware

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – A new study recently released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) evaluates the early impact of Delaware House Bill (HB) 373, which had a goal to reduce medical expenses in the state’s workers’ compensation system by 33 percent over three years. The study, Evaluation of the 2015 and 2016 Fee Schedule[Continue Reading]

CA DIR and DWC Suspend Seven Providers for Fraud, Liens Valued at $59 Million

CA DIR

Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations and its Division of Workers’ Compensation recently announced it has suspended seven medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system. The providers have been convicted of workers’ comp fraud or have been suspended from the…[Continue Reading]

MWCIA Offering Three-Part Computer Based Training on Experience Modification

MWCIA

Minneapolis, MN – The MWCIA recently announced that it has released a new computer based training (CBT) for Experience Modification Factors. The CBT module covers the basics of understanding experience rating all the way to calculating an experience modification factor. The CBT is geared toward all learning levels. MWCIA’s CBT…[Continue Reading]

FFVA Mutual Hires Ron Kifer as New Assistant VP of Claims

FFVA Mutual

Maitland, FL – FFVA Mutual, a Florida-based regional insurance carrier has hired Ronald Kifer as Assistant Vice President, Claims. In this leadership role, Kifer will manage the company’s multi-state claims unit, including in-house and remote claims adjusters and support staff. Kifer’s experience includes nearly 20 years in claims and program…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Careers & Coverage!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap heads into the final week of Insurance Careers Month, which has continued to gain momentum, as evidenced by a bunch of highlights, content, stats, and reminders, including a video from Pete Miller, CEO of The Institutes sharing his perspective on ICM. You can still get involved…[Continue Reading]

Insurance Careers Month Week 3: Gaining Momentum!

Insurance Careers Month

Denver, CO – Insurance Careers Month is in full swing with the momentum growing in the past week as more young professionals share their stories! This week The Institutes CEO, Pete Miller, shares his perspective on ICM in a new video. Let’s keep it up and finish the month strong, with our message sent loud and clear. Check out last…[Continue Reading]

Florida DWC Launches Online Employer Coverage Assistance Program

Florida State Seal

Tallahassee, FL – To assist Florida business owners with obtaining workers’ compensation coverage to protect their employees from the detrimental impacts of on-the-job injuries, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has launched an online insurance company database called the Coverage Assistance Program (CAP). This new…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Secures 13 Fraud Convictions in January

Ohio BWC

Columubus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is owed more than $66,000 in restitution from injured worker claimants who were convicted and sentenced in January on fraud-related charges. That total will likely grow, as three of the 13 claimants convicted last month still await sentencing. “Workers’ comp cheats raise…[Continue Reading]

Former CA Police Officer Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Orange County DA

Santa Ana, CA – A former Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) officer was recently convicted of committing insurance fraud by presenting a false insurance claim and making false material statements related to the claim. Ryan Patrick Natividad, 32, Corona, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of insurance fraud and…[Continue Reading]

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