January 15, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Slower but Faster!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WCRI’s release of the Wisconsin edition of its CompScope Medical Benchmarks, which found that medical payments per claim were higher than typical for 2015 injuries evaluated as of March 2016, and although growth in medical payments per claim has slowed in the past several years…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 12/1/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Comp is getting it done on opioids. Managed Care Matters Insurers destined to be joined at the hip with InsurTechs PC 360 Who Is Most at Risk for Opioid Death and How to Help Them: Columbia Research Insurance Journal… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: WI Medical Payments per Claim Higher Than Typical; Growth Slowing, but Still Faster Than Most Study States

Cambridge, MA – A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that Wisconsin’s medical payments per workers’ compensation claim were higher than typical for 2015 injuries evaluated as of March 2016. While growth in Wisconsin’s workers’ compensation medical payments per claim slowed in the past several years, medical payments were still increasing at a faster rate than other states that WCRI studied. The study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks[Continue Reading]

Ohio’s Injury Rate Below National Average, Claims Dip to Record Low

Columbus, OH – Results from a national study show nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in Ohio took a nine percent tumble last year and fell well below the national average for the fourth consecutive year. Ohio experienced 2.7 injuries per 100 full-time employees in 2016, bettering the national average of 3.2. “The commitment of Ohio workers and employers to safety is impressive and clearly growing, making our state a leader in tackling workplace injuries and illnesses…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Suspends Nine Medical Providers for Fraud

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended nine more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 94. The providers were suspended for fraud or other criminal actions. DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto issued suspension orders against the following providers: Sathish Narayanappa Babu of Bolingbrook, Illinois, physician, was convicted on…[Continue Reading]

NY Medical Transport Co Owners Sentenced for Falsifying Workers’ Comp Cert, Stealing From Medicaid

Binghamton, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced that the husband and wife owners of Binghamton’s Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi, Inc., have been sentenced for failing to provide Workers’ Compensation coverage for their employees, misleading regulators about their business’s qualifications, and receiving Medicaid funds to which they were not entitled. As part of a plea agreement…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Self Service!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Traveler’s announcement of the launch of a new digital self-service capability that aims to streamline the workers’ comp claim process. The new product, MyTravelers® for Injured Employees is a web-based tool that provides injured employees with all the information they need to easily…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 11/30/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Telemedicine on the rise: Survey Business insurance Three apps to make your workplace safer SFM Blog New Virginia Medical Fee Schedule – A Closer Look J&L Risk Management Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

Travelers Launches New Digital Capability to Streamline Workers’ Comp Claims

Hartford, CT – The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) recently announced it has launched a new digital self-service capability that streamlines the workers compensation claim process. MyTravelers® for Injured Employees is a secure, web-based tool that provides injured employees with all the information they need to easily manage their claim from start to finish on their mobile device or computer. “We know that better outcomes are achieved when injured employees are closely engaged in their claims…[Continue Reading]

New York State Insurance Fund Selects Majesco Billing on Majesco CloudInsurer

Morristown, NJ – Majesco (NYSE MKT: MJCO) recently announced that the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) selected Majesco Billing on Majesco CloudInsurer. NYSIF was established in 1914 as part of the original enactment of the New York Workers’ Compensation Law. The Fund’s mission is to guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to employers, while maintaining a solvent fund, as well as to provide timely and appropriate…[Continue Reading]

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