December 7, 2017

TDI-DWC Announces 2017 Research Agenda, Helps Streamline WC System

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group has released its 2017 research agenda, a blueprint for its efforts to provide critical data for decision-makers in the Texas workers’ compensation system. The research group requests suggestions for research topics from elected officials, stakeholders, and the public…[Continue Reading]

NCCI Posts Annual Issues Symposium Videos and System at Work Stories

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Baton Rouge, LA – NCCI recently announced that it has posted several great resources from its Annual Issues Symposium, which took place last week on its AIS Highlights page, including full presentation videos for the Our System@Work presentation by President and CEO Bill Donnell, and the State of the Line report by Chief Actuary Kathy Antonello…[Continue Reading]

Concentra Acquires Chicago Clearing Clinic from MacNeal Hospital

Concentra

Addison, TX – Concentra recently announced its latest expansion with the acquisition of Chicago Clearing Clinic (Clearing Clinic), an occupational health and urgent care center. This acquisition further strengthens Concentra’s footprint in the greater Chicago market and expands the company’s presence to 13 locations in the broader area. Through…[Continue Reading]

CA Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Running Pill Mill, Involuntary Manslaughter

Santa Clara DA

San Jose, CA – A former doctor, who ran a pain management clinic out of Los Gatos, was recently sentenced to four years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of a patient who had just returned from drug rehabilitation treatment. Two weeks after Jasna Mrdjen prescribed hundreds of powerful pills to 29-year-old Steven English, he died from…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Transition & Transportation!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from CWCI that examined the use of ICD-10 codes in California workers’ comp during the transition from the ICD-9 system. Key findings from the report included that 99% of submitted medical bills used ICD-10 codes and, as expected, a wider range…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 5/25/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Compounds in workers’ comp Managed Care Matters Rise of Speciality Drugs Safety National Conference Chronicles The burdens of work injuries you might not see SFM Simply Work Comp Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Measures CA Workers’ Comp Diagnostic Coding During ICD-10 Transition

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) report on the use of ICD-10 codes in California workers’ comp during the transition from the ICD-9 system finds that 99% of submitted medical bills used ICD-10 codes and, as expected, a wider range of codes were provided than in the past, but many lacked the additional…[Continue Reading]

One Call Care Management Announces New Relay Transportation Service

One Call Care Management

Jacksonville, FL – One Call Care Management recently announced its new Relay Transportation service –the first offering enabled through the Relay Solutions Program. Relay Transportation presents a new option for non-emergent ambulatory transportation through a proprietary, web-based application designed to provide a seamless…[Continue Reading]

SC Workers’ Comp Self Insurance Division Director to Retire

South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission

Columbia, SC – W.C. Smith, III, will retire as Director of the Self Insurance Division effective June 1, 2017. Mr. Smith served the citizens in the State of South Carolina for 33 years. He worked with the S.C. Department of Insurance from 1977-1981 and began his career as the Director of the Self Insurance Division at the S.C. Workers’ Compensation…[Continue Reading]

Owner of MA Construction Companies Indicted for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Massachusetts State Seal

Boston, MA – Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that the owner of two Boston-based construction companies has been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud in connection with failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance. Christopher Rapczynski, age 48, of Andover, is the president of Sleeping Dog…[Continue Reading]

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