October 17, 2017

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Marty Cassavoy, VP of MSP Compliance at ExamWorks Clinical Solutions. Read Marty’s new article at WorkCompWire…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 10/17/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Failure is good. Managed Care Matters Worker Pharma Choice Debatable Risk & Insurance Insurance Journal, Insurance Careers Movement Partner on ‘Cool’ Job Contest for Under-40 Pros Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

Marty Cassavoy: The Only Constant is Change: What New Contractors Mean to Medicare Compliance

Marty Cassavoy

Workers’ compensation practitioners with long memories can cite dates the way sports announcers remember games: Autumn of 2007, Summer of 2012, January of 2016. No, these are not dates tied to epic comebacks or long losing streaks. These are dates and times when the Centers’ for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) employed new Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) contractors…[Continue Reading]

MI WCA: Workers’ Comp Premium Rate Continues Decline

Lansing, MI – Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation system continues to benefit workers and job providers as the state’s pure premium advisory rate for work comp insurance will decrease by 9.3 percent for 2018. The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency announced that the state will see a cumulative decrease of 45 percent from 2011-2018, saving Michigan employers an estimated $446 million in workers’ compensation premiums. The pure premium is instrumental in calculating a…[Continue Reading]

One Call Appoints Brian Griffith as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Jacksonville, FL – One Call Care Management recently announced that it has appointed Brian Griffith as chief sales and marketing officer. “With his extensive leadership experience in the property and casualty industry and his deep knowledge of the workers’ compensation space, Brian is uniquely equipped to drive critical growth strategies and initiatives across the One Call platform. This, coupled with Brian’s experience leading sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 firm, will bring the discipline…[Continue Reading]

PCI Elects New Officers to Board of Governors

Chicago, IL – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) recently elected new officers to its Board of Governors during the association’s annual meeting. Kurt Bock, CEO, COUNTRY Financial was elected as PCI’s chair; Pete McPartland, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Sentry Insurance was elected first vice chair; and Jim Brannen, CEO, FBL Financial Group was elected second vice chair. “We are thrilled that Kurt will be taking the wheel of PCI…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Renowned & Rerun!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features an upcoming webinar to and another to add to your viewing queue, starting with MedRisk’s upcoming free webinar with Chris Main, PhD, an international expert in the biopsychosocial approach to pain management. Dr. Main will cover the use of a psychologically informed…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk Webinar Features World Renowned Pain Management Expert Chris Main, PhD

King of Prussia, PA – MedRisk recently announced that it will host a 90-minute webinar presented by Chris Main, PhD, an international expert in the biopsychosocial approach to pain management. The “Psychologically Informed Practice in the Occupational Health Environment” will start at 10 a.m. Eastern on October 27. “This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s foremost authorities on the biopsychosocial approach to managing pain in the workplace,” said Mary O’Donoghue…[Continue Reading]

CWCI Offers On-Demand Webinar on California Workers’ Comp MTUS Formulary

Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) is offering an on-demand webinar to help workers’ comp claims, medical care, and legal professionals understand what to expect from California’s new workers’ comp Prescription Drug Formulary, slated to take effect January 1, 2018. The state is close to finalizing the Formulary regulations, and because the implementation date is rapidly approaching, CWCI presented the webinar live on October 4. The 90-minute session…[Continue Reading]

Concordia Care, Inc Expands Senior Management Team, Names Berardo CEO

Miami, FL – Concordia Care, Inc. recently announce the appointment of Joseph Berardo, Jr. as CEO, as well as the expansion of its management team. Concordia helps insurers, government entities, self-insured plan sponsors and other managed care organizations improve healthcare outcomes using a patient-centered care program that leverages biopsychosocial science, predictive data analytics and evidence-based best practices to improve outcomes and reduce overall cost of quality care…[Continue Reading]

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