March 19, 2018

CompLinks: 1/24/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Report: West Virginia Controlled Substance Dispensing Down 11.7% in 2017 Insurance Journal No Reprieve from Medical Costs Amid Rising Price of Care Risk & Insurance Understanding SSDI and Its Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims ReduceYourWorkersComp Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC to Roll Out New, Free Workplace Wellness Program

Columbus, OH – Officials with Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers recently began canvassing the state to announce a new, free workplace wellness program that targets workers who are at greater risk for on-the-job injuries. Called Better You, Better Ohio! and sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), the program’s goals are to boost employee health, reduce workplace injuries, and save employers money on medical, legal and other costs associated with injury…[Continue Reading]

Trinity Review Services, Inc. Announces Product Expansion

Cedar Hill, TX -Trinity Review Services, Inc., a provider of risk management solutions for workers’ compensation, auto, liability, health, and other claims recently announced the expansion of its product offering to include medical bill review. Trinity’s strategy and capability aims to help self-funded employers reduce their worker’s compensation medical costs. Trinity has partnered with ManageWare, LLC a managed care cost containment company, to launch its new Bill Review Product in the marketplace…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Named ACORD Workers’ Compensation Insurer of the Year

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced that it has been ranked the top workers’ compensation company in the U.S. by ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry. In a first of its kind study of the $48 billion U.S. workers’ compensation insurance market, Maine-based MEMIC came out on top based on strong financial performance as well as measurable, superior capabilities in customer experience, employee satisfaction, and brand reputation…[Continue Reading]

Wesley G. Marshall Reappointed as VA Workers’ Comp Commissioner

Richmond, VA – The General Assembly of Virginia recently reappointed Wesley G. Marshall as Commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) for a six-year term. He is currently serving his third year as the Commission’s Chairman. The VWC’s three Commissioners – Wesley G. Marshall, R. Ferrell Newman, and Robert A. Rapaport – serve as appellate-level judges at the agency and direct its operations and staff of 290. Chairman Marshall, of Richmond, was appointed to the…[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: 1/23/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Tele-everything Managed Care Matters CA DWC 2018 Drug Formulary Webinar Video Available DaisyBill Blog How the U.S. Can Improve Workplace Injury and Illness Data Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

Teresa Williams: Family Matters

Teresa Williams

Of all the psychosocial factors affecting workers’ compensation claims, family dynamics play a significant role in catastrophic claims requiring home health care. The more severe the injury, the bigger the impact on the family. A life-altering injury will stress any family. A person who could work, drive and take care of themselves one day can be incapacitated the next…[Continue Reading]

PA Governor Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Statewide Disaster Emergency

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf recently took another step forward in bolstering the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by signing a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment, and save lives. The declaration is the first-of-its-kind for a public health emergency in Pennsylvania and will utilize a command center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to track progress and enhance coordination of health and public safety agencies…[Continue Reading]

CoreChoice and One Call Announce Co-Marketing Agreement

Boca Raton, FL – CoreChoice, a specialty network for radiology, interventional pain management, and medical air transportation services recently announced the signing of a network access and co-marketing agreement with One Call that will allow CoreChoice to serve as the PPO specialty network for One Call. This agreement will provide for CoreChoice to function as the “wraparound specialty PPO Network” for One Call in the workers’ compensation sector. While both companies have distinctively different…[Continue Reading]

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