March 18, 2018

IAIABC Announces Six States have Early EDI Claims 3.1 Adoption Plans, More on the Way

Middleton, WI – The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) is the leader in development of electronic data interchange standards for the transmission of workers’ compensation data in the U.S. The most commonly used standard is IAIABC EDI Claims, which is currently implemented in 38 states. In August 2017, the IAIABC published a new release of its Claims Standard, IAIABC EDI Clams Release 3.1. Six states have published adoption dates for the new…[Continue Reading]

One Call Combines Jacksonville Offices, Adds Logo to Downtown Building

Jacksonville, FL – One Call recently celebrated its new signage atop the Eight Forty One building in Downtown Jacksonville by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “One Call has a great success story that demonstrates the business-friendly environment we work hard to foster here in Jacksonville,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “They grew from multiple companies – many of which started here on the First Coast – and quickly became a top innovator in the nation’s workers’ compensation industry. One Call could have…[Continue Reading]

Central NY Orthopedic Surgeon Indicted for Scheme Stealing over $50k from Workers’ Comp System

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Oneida County District Attorney Scott D. McNamara recently announced the indictment of a central New York orthopedic surgeon on charges he ran an ongoing scheme defrauding the Workers’ Compensation system by more than $50,000. Dr. Gregory B. Shankman, 70, of Clinton, was arraigned on an indictment charging Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and 21 counts of Offering…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Hot Topics!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features NCCI’s recent release of a synopsis and video on hot topics in workers’ compensation for 2018, noting that as legislative sessions start across the states, new legislative proposals are already on the horizon that may shape many of the issues on their radar. Some of the issues that NCCI is…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/22/18

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Telemedicine – Coventry’s approach Managed Care Matters An Illustrative Story FL Workers’ Comp Adjudication Kentucky Sues Cardinal Health Over State Opioid Epidemic Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are not… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Previews Hot Topics in Workers’ Compensation for 2018

Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently released a synopsis and video on hot topics in workers’ compensation for 2018, noting that as legislative sessions begin across the states, new legislative proposals are already on the horizon that may shape many of the issues on their radar. Some of the issues that NCCI will track throughout the year include: Legalization of Marijuana: States continue to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use; however, it is still illegal and classified as a Schedule I drug…[Continue Reading]

DEA Creates New Resource to Help Distributors Avoid Oversupplying Opioids

Washington, DC – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has launched a new tool to assist drug manufacturers and distributors with their regulatory obligations under the Controlled Substances Act. This new resource is an example of the many ways DEA is working collaboratively with its 1.73 million registrants to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. DEA added a new feature to its ARCOS Online Reporting System, a comprehensive drug reporting system…[Continue Reading]

Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2017 Results

Reno, NV – Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) recently reported the following for the fourth quarter of 2017: (i) net income of $31.3 million ($0.94 per diluted share); (ii) net income excluding the impact of the LPT of $28.2 million ($0.85 per diluted share); and (iii) adjusted net income of $35.2 million ($1.06 per diluted share). The Company also reported that the Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2018 dividend and authorized a new $50.0 million share repurchase program. The first quarter…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Suspends 20 Medical Providers for Fraud or Loss of License

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently suspended 20 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 197. The providers were suspended for fraud or other criminal actions, or for the loss of their license. DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto issued suspension orders against the following providers David Ming Pon, Leesburg Florida ophthalmologist and owner…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Formulary Flash!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new FlashReport from WCRI that examines how a Texas-like closed formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs prescribed to Louisiana state employees. This particular report does not study the impact of a drug formulary on patient outcomes and overall medical…[Continue Reading]

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