March 19, 2018

Rising Medical Solutions Appoints New C-Suite Executives to Impact Customer Experience

Chicago, IL – Two members of Rising Medical Solutions’ executive leadership team have assumed new, elevated positions as the company enhances its customer experience practice. Vice President of Product Design and Development, David Huth, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Timothy Howlin, has transitioned to a newly created Chief Sales Officer (CSO) role. These appointments come three months into Huth’s tenure…[Continue Reading]

$1.8 Million Workers’ Comp Scam Leads to the Arrest of FL Company Owner

Jacksonville, FL – Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis recently announced the recent arrest of Jeovane Felizardo, owner of JJF Construction Services, LLC, after a workers’ compensation fraud investigation revealed that Felizardo allegedly used various local money service businesses to cash checks in an alleged attempt to illegally conceal his total payroll from his workers’ compensation insurance provider to avoid higher premium costs. Investigators discovered that Felizardo provided…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Research Rollout!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the TDI-DWC’s recent announcement of its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Research Agenda from its Workers’ Comp Research and Evaluation Group (REG). The REG is conducts professional studies and research related a large number of facets of the system, and 2018′s proposed agenda will focus…[Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Announces Research and Evaluation Group’s Proposed FY2018 Research Agenda

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI‐DWC) is accepting comment on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Research Agenda of the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG).  Labor Code §405.0026 requires the REG to prepare and publish annually in the Texas Register a proposed research agenda for commissioner review and approval.  Under §405.0026, the commissioner must accept public comments on the research agenda and…[Continue Reading]

NAMSAP Elects Officers and Sets Initiatives for 2018

Elmhurst, IL – Rita Wilson, CEO of Tower MSA Partners, has been elected president of the National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals. “NAMSAP is the leading forum for research, advocacy and education on all aspects of MSP compliance,” Wilson said. “It’s an honor to work with the board of directors, advisory committee and our members to advance our mission.” The following officers were also elected to serve a one-year term. Vice President: Amy Bilton, JD, MSCC, CMSP, Shareholder…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Receive $341,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

Columbus, OH – Fourteen Ohio employers will share $341,020 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC approved the Safety Intervention Grants in December. The Safety Intervention Grant program matches an employer’s investment 3-to-1 up to a maximum of $40,000. Quarterly data reports and follow-up case studies measure the effectiveness of employers’ safety…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Suspends 11 Medical Providers for Fraud, Conspiracy or Loss of License

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has suspended 11 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 177. The providers were suspended for fraud or other criminal actions, or the loss of their license. DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto issued suspension orders against the following providers: Edward Aslanyan, Armen Shagoyen and Carolyn Vasquez, Van Nuys businesspersons…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Opioid Opposition!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s announcement of a plan to address the opioid epidemic in the state by focusing on three major components: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. “TN Together” is a multi-faceted initiative that addresses the issue of opioid addiction through legislation…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 1/26/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Telemedicine – Concentra’s approach Managed Care Matters 10 workers’ compensation trends to watch in 2018 PC 360 A New Set of Safety Training Material – At Your Fingertips CA State Fund Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

TN Governor Haslam Announces Comprehensive Plan to Address State’s Opioid Epidemic

Nashville, TN – Joined by leadership from the House and Senate and Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced an aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic in Tennessee by focusing on three major components: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. TN Together is a multi-faceted initiative that addresses the issue of opioid addiction through legislation, proposed funding in the governor’s 2018-19 budget and executive actions. TN Together is…[Continue Reading]

  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn