December 15, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Telemedicine & Triage!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Kura MD’s announcement that it has entered into a network agreement with Coventry as part of Coventry’s expansion of its PPO Network offering to include Telemedicine network partners. The use of telemedicine will initially be through Coventry’s nurse triage service, NT24…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/27/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Walking the FMLA-ADA-Workers Compensation Tightrope Safety National Conference Chronicles Wellness ZENter recap, April 25 Sedgwick Connection Strategies to combat work-related stress SFM Simply Work Comp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but… [Continue Reading]

Kura MD Enters Network Agreement with Coventry for WC Telemedicine Services

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Roseville, CA – Injured workers will now be able to meet with physicians specialized in workers’ compensation injuries by phone or video when their employers participate in Coventry’s telemedicine program. Coventry is expanding its PPO Network offering to include Telemedicine network partners such as Kura MD. This use of telemedicine…[Continue Reading]

A Tale of Two Formulary Bills and Controlling Opioids in the Pelican State

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Baton Rouge, LA – The 2017 General Session of the Louisiana legislature got off to a running start on Monday, April 10th. Legislators in the Pelican State will be considering two competing workers’ compensation drug formulary bills. HB 592, sponsored by Representative Kirk Talbot, has garnered the support of a number of the industry trade groups…[Continue Reading]

Employers Holdings, Inc. Appoints Michael J. McColgan to Board of Directors

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Reno, NV – Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG) recently announced the appointment of Michael J. McColgan to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2017. “We are very excited to welcome Mike McColgan to the Employers Board,” said Douglas D. Dirks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Employers Holdings, Inc. “Mike brings…[Continue Reading]

NY Roofing Contractor Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

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Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the guilty plea of a Montgomery County roofing contractor on felony Workers’ Compensation and welfare fraud charges. It marks the second time in four years he has been caught perpetrating similar fraudulent activity on the Workers’ Compensation system…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Whole Health!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Sedgwick’s announcement that it has partnered with on-demand healthcare concierge Accolade to launch a new “whole health” solution designed to address concerns surrounding not only the physical, but emotional and financial health of clients’ employees and their families, who may otherwise…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 4/26/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Controversy Continues: Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation Safety National Conference Chronicles What’s your company worth? Managed Care Matters Reviewing Medical Marijuana Claims Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are… [Continue Reading]

Sedgwick Introduces New “Whole Health” Solution

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Memphis, TN – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has partnered with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge, to launch its new whole health solution. The proprietary program links Sedgwick’s experience and expertise in workers’ compensation, leave of absence and disability with…[Continue Reading]

MI Launches New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse

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Lansing, MI – As part of Michigan’s multi-faceted strategy to prevent opioid abuse, the state has launched a new Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). Appriss Health’s PMP AWARxE, replaces the old MAPS and puts Michigan at the forefront of prescription drug monitoring technology. Gov. Rick Snyder formed the Michigan…[Continue Reading]

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