December 15, 2017

TDI-DWC Finalizes Medical Quality Review CY 2017 Annual Audit Plan

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – On December 21, 2016 the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) solicited and received input from workers’ compensation system participants regarding two potential categories for the CY 2017 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan (Annual Plan). The Division appreciates the input provided by system participants…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk Names William G. Gaines, Jr., MD Medical Director

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – William G. Gaines, Jr., MD, MPH has been named Medical Director for MedRisk. Dr. Gaines will oversee the quality of provider clinical performance and develop innovative medical management strategies. Dr. Gaines, who has a strong background in occupational medicine, brings 30 years of experience in…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Safety & Schemes!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the National Safety Council’s recent announcement that it is accepting applications for four prestigious awards that honor individuals and organizations who demonstrate commitment to the safety of colleagues, families and communities. Winners model safety excellence and a dedication…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 3/29/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. On controlling opioid use, work comp leads the way Managed Care Matters Changes May Be Coming Soon for Iowa WC WC Insights Telemedicine saves patients time, money University of California Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Four Prestigious Safety Awards

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four prestigious awards that honor individuals and organizations with steadfast commitment to the safety of colleagues, families and communities. Winners model safety excellence and a dedication to continuous improvement. “Nominees will understand that keeping each…[Continue Reading]

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Eight in $158 Million DOL Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

US Attorneys Office Seal

Dallas, TX – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas and recently unsealed charges eight individuals with offenses related to their participation in a health care fraud scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Each indicted defendant is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit…[Continue Reading]

CA DIR Amends Regulations for RTW Supplement Program, Extends Deadline to File

CA DIR

San Francisco, CA – An amendment that extends the deadline to file for the Return-to-Work Supplement Program (RTWSP) has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filed with the Secretary of State, effective March 20, 2017. The regulation amendment extends the deadline to file for RTWSP benefits…[Continue Reading]

NLA Expands Staff and Opens Branch Office

Next Level Administrators

Bradenton, FL – Next Level Administrators (NLA) recently announced the appointment of two branch managers. Kathy Fortier will lead the claims team located in the Atlanta, Georgia area and Victor Ontaneda will be responsible for the team in the Orlando, Florida office. Fortier and Ontaneda will be responsible for overseeing their respective…[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: 3/28/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Psychosocial Buzz Is Getting Louder Workers’ Comp Insider The millennial claims writer: Training a new generation PC 360 Montana Lawmakers Table Privatization of $1.6B Workers’ Comp Fund Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

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