December 5, 2017

CompLinks: 6/23/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Embracing change: From volume-based to value-based healthcare Sedgwick Connection FDA Approves an Absurd Labeling Change for Duexis myMatrixx Blog 2017 America’s Claims Event: Claims Executive Panel Safety National Conference Chronicles Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

Lockton: Empathetic Employers Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims Costs

Lockton

Kansas City, MO – Kindness really does pay. In fact, when it comes to injured employees, kindness can greatly reduce the cost of workers’ compensation claims. Lockton, the world’s largest privately held insurance broker, has been helping employers for nearly 30 years implement a softer approach to handling injured employees. Employers…[Continue Reading]

Safety National Webinar: Effectively Establishing & Maintaining a Safety Culture

Safety National 75

St. Louis, MO – Safety National recently announced a new webinar on the essential components of creating a quality safety culture for your organization, and how to get employees to embrace it. Creating a safety culture within your organization is essential to proactively preventing workplace accidents and injuries. This atmosphere…[Continue Reading]

Glen J. Distefano Appointed Chief Technology Officer for SUNZ Insurance Co

SUNZ Insurance

Bradenton, FL – SUNZ Insurance Company recently announced it has appointed Glen J. Distefano to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Distefano will provide the leadership, vision and a roadmap for how technology can further strengthen the company’s current and future workers’ compensation offerings, service delivery and…[Continue Reading]

NYCOSH Releases Statement Passage of “Carlos’ Bill” by NY State Assembly

NYCOSH

New York, NY – The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health recently released the following statement after the State Assembly’s passage of Carlos’ Bill, sponsored by Assemblymember Francisco P. Moya on 6/21/17. The bill, named in honor of worker Carlos Moncayo, who was killed in a preventable cave-in on a…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Telerehab & Teens!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features MedRisk’s recent announcement of a new telemedicine offering with its integration of telerehabilitation into its Platinum Grade Program for managed physical medicine services for injured workers. The new program uses screening tools and analytics to identify injured workers who are likely to…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/22/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The UR/IMR Process: Still Good on its Face. MEDVAL Blog Will Opioids Kill the AHCA? Evidence Based Caregivers: First Do No Harm To Yourselves MEMIC Safety Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

MedRisk Adds Telerehabilitation to Managed Physical Medicine Offering

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – MedRisk recently announced that it integrating telerehabilitation into its Platinum Grade Program for managed physical medicine services for injured workers. The first in the workers’ compensation industry to offer a national telerehabilitation solution, MedRisk’s innovative approach uses telecommunications technologies…[Continue Reading]

WA L&I: Cuts, Sprains & Strains Most Common Teen Work Injuries

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – New data show a steady increase in teen workplace injuries in recent years. A total of 675 youth, age 17 and under, reported injuries on the job in Washington in 2016. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Child Labor Specialist Josie Bryan says training and supervision are key to decreasing…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Assurance Names Senior Medical Director

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance recently announced that it has named Thomas D. Denberg, MD, as the company’s new Senior Medical Director. Dr. Denberg will play an integral role in Pinnacol’s operational strategy and goals and will lead new and existing clinical quality improvement initiatives. “Dr. Denberg has the education…[Continue Reading]

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