December 15, 2017

CompLinks: 11/22/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Facetime with Phil: Let’s Make Our Injured Workers Informed Consumers — Part 3 myMatrixx Blog The three-minute videos helping your employees receive better medical care Texas Mutual Blog Ohio safety councils gave when others needed it most Ohio BWC… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Study: FL Medical Payments per Workers’ Comp Claim Stabilized After Years of Moderate Growth

Cambridge, MA – Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Florida remained stable in 2015 following moderate growth from 2010 through 2014, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Florida, 18th Edition, examined medical payments, prices, and utilization in Florida and compared them with 17 other states over a period from 2010 through 2015. “Florida implemented several…[Continue Reading]

NC Workplace Injury and Illness Rate Unchanged from Previous Year

Raleigh, NC – New figures show North Carolina’s workplace injury and illness rate for private industry in 2016 was statistically unchanged from its historic low in 2015. The 2016 rate is 2.5 cases per 100 full-time workers, compared to 2.6 in 2015. The Tar Heel state remains one of the safest states in which to work with a rate below the national average of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers. “I take great pride in the fact that North Carolina’s injury and illness rate has dropped…[Continue Reading]

SFM Foundation Ladies’ Night Out Brings in More Than $30,000 for Scholarship Fund

Bloomington, MN – The SFM Foundation hosted its sixth annual Ladies’ Night Out fundraiser on Friday, November 3. The Foundation raised more than $30,000 for scholarships that night, marking the highest total ever for this event. “The process of bringing this evening together has proven a very rewarding experience,” said event organizer Ashley Punches. “The funds we raise at this event go a long way to help make higher education affordable for some very deserving families…[Continue Reading]

CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 12 Medical Providers

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended 12 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 85. Nine providers were suspended for fraud or criminal actions and three for administrative reasons. DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto issued suspension orders against the following providers: Paul Richard Randall of Orange, health care marketer…[Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 11/21/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Coming Automation FL Workers’ Comp Adjudication Drugmaker Purdue Moves to Settle States’ Claims Over Opioids Insurance Journal Understanding post-concussion syndrome: the interrelationship between the neurologic and the psychiatric. Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

Dr. Silvia Sacalis: The Specialty Drug Decision – Weighing Outcomes and Cost

Silvia Sacalis

Pharmaceutical research & development has become laser-focused on the development of specialized drugs, producing some significant drug innovations over the last several years. The crop of new hepatitis C (HCV) antivirals that first hit the market in 2015 presented hope for converting a chronic disease into one that is instead curable. The same year brought the approval of…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Launches New Online Education Module for Qualified Medical Evaluators

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently launched its second free online physician education course. This course is highly recommended for California’s Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs). It is also available to the public and may be useful for attorneys, claims administrators and medical providers participating in the California workers’ compensation system. “Evaluating California’s Injured Workers: Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME)” is the second…[Continue Reading]

The FCBI Fund Celebrates 40 Years of Protecting Florida Workers

West Palm Beach, FL – The Florida Citrus, Business & Industries Fund is celebrating 40 years of providing workers’ compensation products to protect Florida workers. FCBI currently has 6,500 member policyholders across the state and has built a strong reputation for helping small businesses and their employees who get injured on the job. “In our 40 years, FCBI has provided support for small businesses from Pensacola to Jacksonville to Miami who form the backbone…[Continue Reading]

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