December 16, 2017

Texas Mutual Announces Two Promotions to Vice President Positions

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently promoted Amy Green-Hinojosa to vice president of the project management office and Nathan Scott to vice president of investments. Green-Hinojosa joined Texas Mutual in 1995 in the premium audit department and has served in a variety of roles including premium audit processor…[Continue Reading]

OK AG Hunter Charges Doctor with Five Counts of Second Degree Murder

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter recently charged Dr. Regan Nichols with five counts of second degree murder in relation to the death of at least five patients during her time working at a Midwest City clinic. According to the probable cause affidavit, Nichols, an osteopathic physician, knowingly prescribed controlled…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Opioid Observations!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from WCRI that found that as states implement reforms to address issues related to overuse and misuse of opioids, there were observed decreases in the frequency and amount of opioids dispensed to injured workers in a majority of 26 study states. Higher utilization…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/28/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Hey, don’t just sit there! Ohio BWC Blog Texas Compounding Correction PRIUM Virginia Medical Fee Schedule Now A Reality After A Decade J&L Risk Management Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Opioid Use Among Injured Workers Decreased in Many States, But Not All

WCRI

Cambridge, MA – As states implement reforms to address issues related to overuse and misuse of opioids, a new study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) observed decreases in the frequency and amount of opioids dispensed to injured workers in a majority of study states. However, higher utilization of…[Continue Reading]

CWCI, CalChamber And CCWC File Amicus Brief In Stevens V. WCAB

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Coalition of Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) have filed a joint amicus brief in Stevens v. WCAB, the long-running court case that challenged the constitutionality of the UR/IMR process…[Continue Reading]

Brian Spero Assumes Helm of Beacon Mutual as President & CEO

Beacon Mutual

Warwick, RI – At its recent Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company elected Brian J. Spero of Portsmouth, Rhode Island as President & CEO of Beacon effective July 1, 2017. Spero will succeed James V. Rosati who is retiring after serving as President for more than 10 years at Rhode Island’s largest…[Continue Reading]

NY Doc & Two Others Charged in Federal Court for Illegal Distribution of Oxycodone

US Attorneys Office Seal

New York, NY – Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division (“DEA”), James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), and Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent…[Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Deborah Watkins, CEO of Care Bridge International. Read Deborah’s new article at WorkCompWire…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/27/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Number of Compound Drug Prescriptions Falling in Texas Workers’ Comp System Insurance Journal FDA request to remove Opana ER may be good news for WCMSAs Verisk Analytics Blog 6 Minimum Expectations For Employer Involvement in Workers’ Comp ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

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