November 13, 2017

The Opioid Pipeline: Why Opioid Management Is More Important Than Ever

Healthesystems

By the latest CDC tally, the year 2015 saw more than 33,000 opioid overdose deaths, two-thirds of which were attributed to prescription opioids. More than ever these statistics crystalize the need to explore and develop alternative chronic pain therapies. However pharmaceutical companies continue to invest in the development of new opioid products…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Investigating Involvement!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new FlashReport from WCRI that found wide variation in the percentage of claims with worker attorney involvement across 18 state workers’ compensation systems. The percentage of claims with worker attorneys ranged from 13-14% in Wisconsin…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/1/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Workers’ Comp: Adapt or fall behind Ohio BWC Blog A Deeper Dive into Medical Cost Rising for Lost-Time Claims Transforming Workers’ Comp Eight Essential Steps To Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs Workers’ Comp Insider Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

New WCRI Study Finds Large Variation in Worker Attorney Involvement

WCRI

Cambridge, MA – A new FlashReport from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found wide variation in the percentage of claims with worker attorneys across 18 state workers’ compensation systems. According to the study, the percentage of claims with worker attorneys ranged from 13–14 percent in Wisconsin…[Continue Reading]

Harbor Health Systems Presents Findings on MPN Scoring & Management

Harbor Health Systems

Newport Beach, CA – Identifying and using high performing physicians in medical networks treating workers’ compensation claimants can have a significant impact in reducing overall claims costs and duration. Harbor Health Systems, a One Call Care Management company (“One Call”), presented these findings at the California…[Continue Reading]

NSC Announces Winners of Green Cross for Safety Awards

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council recently presented its prestigious Green Cross for Safety Awards to individuals and organizations that have helped save lives and prevent injuries. The Council presented the Excellence Award to PotashCorp, the Innovation Award to The Boeing Company and the Advocate Award to Deputy Police Chief…[Continue Reading]

NY Bus Monitor Defrauded Workers’ Comp System While Working as Child Care Provider

New York State Seal

Syracuse, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the arrest of a Oneida City School District employee on charges she defrauded the Workers’ Compensation system of more than $6,000 by accepting benefits for a work related injury while falsely denying that she was working even though she was employed…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Changes & Consequences!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent statement from PCI that the Illinois state Legislature recently passed legislation HB 2525, which addresses workers’ comp rate regulation and makes other changes, and HB 2622, which would loan funds from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Operations…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/31/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Sheral Kellar is right about formularies. Managed Care Matters More on Robots, AI and Job Displacement FL Workers’ Comp Adjudication Blog Texas Bill Affirming Workers’ Comp Division Fraud Unit Advances Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

PCI Says IL Workers’ Comp Legislation Could Have Negative Consequences

PCI

Chicago, IL – The Illinois state Legislature recently passed workers’ compensation legislation HB 2525, which addresses rate regulation and makes other changes, and HB 2622, which would loan funds from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Operations Fund for the start-up and initial capitalization of the Illinois Employers…[Continue Reading]

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