June 21, 2017

WorkCompRecap: New RTW Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of six new state studies from WCRI that compare outcomes of injured workers in Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin as well as nine other states. The injured worker outcomes that were examined included recovery of physical health and functioning…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/21/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Future of Work: Fear, Reality, False Alarms Safety National Conference Chronicles Yoga for Back Pain May Be Way to Reduce Painkiller Reliance WC Insights Are you prepared for an active aggressor incident? Ohio BWC Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead… [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: 6/20/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Concentra’s telemedicine move – part 2 Managed Care Matters Medical Changes Impacting Workers’ Compensation Safety National Conference Chronicles A Move Toward Federal Influence? FL Workers’ Comp Adjudication Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Toward Telemedicine!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Harbor Health Systems’ recent announcement that it is one of the first companies to receive approval from the California Department of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks (MPNs). Harbor noted that its MPN networks cover approximately 2 million…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Weekend Watching!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a must-add for your viewing queue with the release of a new on-demand documentary from Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark that was recorded at a new state of the art facility for the newly re-branded Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, previously the renowned Rehab Institute of Chicago…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/16/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Concentra’s major move into telemedicine Managed Care Matters State of the System: WCIRB Perspective Safety National Conference Chronicles Are Opioid Restrictions Causing Harm? RxProfessor Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Report & Restoration!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of Mitchell’s Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the second quarter of 2017. In this edition, Mitchell executives take a look at how artificial intelligence is being used in the insurance industry, and and how an optimized provider network strategy can help the workers’ compensation journey…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 6/15/17

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Acquisitions in Work Comp – what’s (not) happening today and why Managed Care Matters Bills Meant to Curb Opioid Abuse in Louisiana Signed by Governor Insurance Journal Should E-Cigarette Use Be A Co-morbidity in Workers’ Comp? UR Nation Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Survey Starts!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the launch of the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study, which continues exploring what higher performing claims organizations are doing compared to their industry peers. This year’s edition will reprise 2014 survey questions in order to further examine high performers’ profiles on an expanded…[Continue Reading]

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