December 16, 2017

Express Scripts Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

Express Scripts

St. Louis, MO – Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced 2017 first quarter net income of $546.3 million or $0.90 per diluted share. The 2017 first quarter adjusted earnings per diluted share was $1.33.* The Company increased its guidance for 2017 adjusted earnings per diluted share from a range of $6.82 to…[Continue Reading]

Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Against TX Physician Affirmed

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – The Third Court of Appeals in Austin has affirmed an Austin trial court’s 2014 conviction of Howard Douglas, III, M.D., of Frisco on felony fraud charges. Douglas was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for overbilling Texas Mutual Insurance Company for medical evaluations performed on injured workers…[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: 4/25/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. 2020 Vision: The Future of Risk Management Safety National Conference Chronicles John Hanna – one of workers’ compensation’s good people Managed Care Matters Recognizing the Signs of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

Art Lynch: Defining ‘Value-Based Contracting’ Requires More Than A Few Words

Art Lynch

Value-based contracting is one of the most talked-about topics at conferences, in stewardship meetings and in workers’ compensation requests for proposal (RFPs). But for all the discussion around the term, one thing seems missing: a common definition. Value-based contracting seems fairly straightforward to most observers and that might be part of the problem…[Continue Reading]

Concordia Care & Cordant Health Solutions Partner to Address Opioid Abuse

Concordia Care Inc

Denver, CO – Concordia Care, Inc., a certified Managed Behavioral Health Organization, and Cordant Health Solutions™, a medical monitoring and controlled pharmacy healthcare company, recently announced a partnership to identify patients with a higher potential for medication risk, improve testing regimens, support outcomes for injured workers…[Continue Reading]

Ysebaert Named New WY DWS Deputy Director

Wyoming DWS

Cheyenne, WY – Director John Cox has named John Ysebaert to the position of Deputy Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS). “John Ysebaert is a proven leader and dedicated public servant,” said DWS Director John Cox. “I am confident that his principled approach and ability to get things done will advance…[Continue Reading]

Workers Comp Manager Sentenced in AL Pill Mill Case

US Attorneys Office Seal

Mobile, AL – Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama recently announced that Christopher Manfuso has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and ordered to immediately pay a $50,000.00 fine, for his role in the operation of the massive pill mill run by Dr. Xiulu Ruan and Dr. John Patrick Couch. In October…[Continue Reading]

A New Approach to Healthcare is on the Horizon

Sedgwick

Imagine having a single resource for all of your questions related to medical treatment and billing, workers’ compensation and disability claims, and leave of absence concerns. Health assistants soon will fill this new role as a part of employee benefit programs. Employees participating in their employer’s plan will be assigned an assistant…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Yo Philly!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap kicks off our visit to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, for the annual RIMS Conference! We’re looking forward to some great meetings, events, and sessions on hot topics like ridesharing, medical marijuana, and picking up some new wellness techniques in the Wellness ZENter…[Continue Reading]

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