June 21, 2017

CWCI Reports Increase in CA Wages Will Require Increase in 2018 Workers’ Comp Benefits

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – California’s State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) rose more than 3.6 percent to $1,206.92 in the year ending March 31, 2017, which the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) notes will boost temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent total disability (PTD) rates for 2018 work injury claims and other workers’ comp…[Continue Reading]

Harbor Health Systems Networks Receive Approvals for Telemedicine from CA DWC

Harbor Health Systems

Irvine, CA – Harbor Health Systems, a One Call Care Management company, recently announced 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). “This approval is a positive step forward in improving…[Continue Reading]

Out Front Ideas Releases Live Documentary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Out Front Ideas

St. Louis, MO – It is big news for the workers’ compensation and healthcare community when a rehabilitation facility that is considered the best in the world decides to reinvent itself. In March, the world-renowned Rehab Institute of Chicago opened a new, state-of-the-art facility and rebranded themselves as the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab…[Continue Reading]

Guest Post: The Workers’ Comp Claim Journey: Integrated Solutions Improve Outcomes

Mitchell

From the moment an injury occurs, to the day an injured worker returns to work, the journey a workers’ compensation claim may take is complex, involving numerous parties and diverse jurisdictional requirements. Adding to the complexity are the number of stakeholders interested in the claim outcome but working in disparate…[Continue Reading]

Spreemo Expands Diagnostics to Combat Inappropriate Care, Unnecessary Surgery

Spreemo Health

New York, NY – Spreemo Health recently announced the launch of the Diagnostic Accuracy Program, which combines its data-driven quality care framework with collaborative, consensus-based second opinions in order to mitigate the effects of diagnostic errors on patients considering surgery or other high-risk medical interventions. “An accurate…[Continue Reading]

Applied Underwriters Lauds Settlement with CDI, EquityComp Resumes in CA

Applied Underwriters

Sacramento, CA -(BusinessWire)- Applied Underwriters recently issued the following statement regarding the settlement reached between the company and the California Department of Insurance (CDI) related to the appropriate regulation of Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp® product. “Applied Underwriters is grateful…[Continue Reading]

Work Comp Benchmarking Study Launches 2017 Claims Operational Survey

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL – The Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study’s 2017 annual survey is underway, keeping pace with the industry as it strives to do ever better in managing claims. Now in its fifth year, the study continues its potent method of validating how and what higher performing claims organizations are doing compared to…[Continue Reading]

Concentra Teams with One Call Care Management to Utilize New Transportation Service

Concentra

Addison, TX – Concentra recently it has entered into an agreement with One Call Care Management (“One Call”) to provide innovative and efficient transportation to connect injured workers to Concentra medical centers in their area. By utilizing One Call’s Relay Transportation solution, a web-based desktop application, Concentra…[Continue Reading]

DAVID Corporation Announces NAVRISK VISION Workers’ Comp Claims Release 2.0

DAVID Insurance Software

Wakefield, MA – DAVID Corporation a California based insurance software company recently announced the new NAVRISK VISION Workers’ Compensation Claims Release 2.0 Program. The program is a powerful combination of features for dynamic claims administration, regulatory compliance, medical management and return to work capabilities…[Continue Reading]

Webinar: Psychosocial Issues in Complex Pain Cases: A Practical Approach

Paradigm Management Services

Walnut Creek, CA – Paradigm Outcomes recently announced an upcoming webinar scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 11am-12pm Pacific (2-3pm Eastern) on how to improve recovery by applying a systematic behavioral change approach to help navigate complex pain claims. Injured workers with complex pain conditions have varying…[Continue Reading]

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