November 14, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Free WCRI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the ninth edition of WCRI’s free Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation (MPI-WC), which is focused on providing stakeholders with a tool for monitoring changes in prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers in different states as well as…[Continue Reading]

WCRI Releases Ninth Edition of Free Medical Price Index for Workers’ Comp

WCRI

Cambridge, MA – As policymakers and system stakeholders in many states debate rising medical costs, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has released a new study that helps monitor changes in prices paid for medical professional services as well as the impact of fee schedule and network changes on price trends. The study…[Continue Reading]

The Hartford Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

The Hartford

Hartford, CT – The Hartford (NYSE:HIG) recently reported a net loss of $40 million and core earnings of $389 million for second quarter 2017 compared with net income of $216 million and core earnings of $122 million in second quarter 2016. Second quarter 2017 net loss per diluted share was $0.11 compared with second quarter 2016 net…[Continue Reading]

Judge Hoffert Elected as Nebraska Workers’ Comp Court Presiding Judge

Nebraska State Seal

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recent announced that Judge John R. Hoffert has been elected as the court’s presiding judge for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2019. The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is composed of seven judges who are initially appointed by…[Continue Reading]

CA Woman Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

LA District Attorney

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office recently announced that a Redondo Beach woman accused of participating in a $150 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme recently pleaded guilty. Deputy District Attorney Kennes Ma said Marissa Nelson pleaded to one felony count of conspiracy to commit…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Compliance Crackdown!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features another interesting bit of enforcement news, with the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s recent reporting on the results of its efforts to develop and empower its Compliance and Fraud Investigative Division to identify noncompliant businesses, which create additional risks to…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 7/28/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Five Creative Things States Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis UR Nation New Mindset on Mental Health Risk & Insurance Former Texas WC Commissioner Bordelon joins Granite Public Affairs Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

NC Industrial Commission Focuses on Fraud and Noncompliance

North Carolina State Seal

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Compliance and Fraud Investigative Division is continuing to proactively identify businesses that do not comply with the Workers’ Compensation Act at an unprecedented rate. Over the past several years, the Commission has worked to develop this Division, which is responsible…[Continue Reading]

U.S. HealthWorks Acquires Occupational Medicine Practice from DeKalb Medical

US Healthworks

Decatur, GA – U.S. HealthWorks, one of the largest operators of occupational health and urgent care centers in the United States, recently announced that it has acquired the DeKalb Medical WorksWell clinic in Decatur. DeKalb Medical WorksWell is the first U.S. HealthWorks center in Decatur, bringing the total number of clinics…[Continue Reading]

ReEmployAbility Enhances Client Services Department

ReEmployability

Tampa, FL – ReEmployAbility, a national provider of specialty early Return-to-Work (RTW) services and transitional employment programs, recently announced the expansion of the Client Services Department in an effort to accommodate significant growth. Director of Sales Victoria Giuliani said the company is dedicated to proactive…[Continue Reading]

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