December 15, 2017

Total Medical Solutions Rolls Out “Hyper-Communicative” MUNI Product

Total Medical Solutions

LAKE MARY, FLA. — Total Medical Solutions (TMS), specializing in complex care for workers’ compensation, has rolled out MUNI for municipalities, law enforcement and other government agencies. MUNI takes a hyper-communicative approach to coordinating home health care services and products, including nurses, infusion and wound therapy, home modifications, custom mobility, assistive technology, durable medical equipment,… [Continue Reading]

Michigan Governor Snyder appoints Chairperson to Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates

Michigan State Seal

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder recently appointed Lisa A. Klaeren chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. The Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates hears administrative claims for benefits and resolve disputes arising under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. “Lisa has served the board well and I am confident she will continue to help… [Continue Reading]

First World Trade Center Scientific and Medical Review Released

CDC

The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today issued the First Periodic Review of Scientific and Medical Evidence Related to Cancer for the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. This first periodic review provides a summary of the current scientific and medical findings in the peer-reviewed literature about exposures resulting from the… [Continue Reading]

New WCRI Report: Physician Dispensing Continued Driving Up Workers’ Comp Prescription Drug Costs in Florida

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Increasingly more frequent and higher priced physician dispensing continued to be the major reason for the higher and growing prescription costs in Florida’s workers’ compensation system, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, Prescription Benchmarks for Florida, 2nd Edition, found that the average payment per… [Continue Reading]

Paladin Managed Care Services Introduces New Field Case Management Program

Paladin Managed Care Services

Santa Ana, CA – Paladin Managed Care Services announced recently the nationwide launch of its new Field Case Management service, to be offered to self-insured employers, public entities, insurance companies, group health, and third-party administrators. Available directly from Paladin Managed Care Services, the new Field Case Management service monitors and guides an injured worker’s medical… [Continue Reading]

Rosa Moran sworn in as Administrative Director for CA Division of Workers’ Compensation

California Division of Workers' Compensation (CA DWC)

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce that Rosa Moran was sworn in recently as the DWC administrative director (AD). Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. officially appointed Moran to the AD position on July 19. Moran is a former workers’ compensation attorney who gained over 15 years of experience handling workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

CA Insurance Commissioner Announces Enhanced System For Filing Workers’ Compensation Pure Premium Rates

CA DOI

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced that the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) has proceeded with his directive to revise its filing of pure premium rates in order to provide more meaningful and understandable information regarding insurer rates and underlying cost drivers in the workers’ compensation system. The Commissioner has directed the WCIRB to… [Continue Reading]

CA State Fund Appoints Medical Director

state-fund-compensation-insurance

SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Bernyce M. Peplowski as its Medical Director. Peplowski served as State Fund’s interim Medical Director for six months prior to her confirmation. Peplowski played a key role in initiating a policy for physicians in the… [Continue Reading]

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Medical Guidelines Take Effect

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Medical treatment guidelines took effect recently for the treatment of workers’ compensation injuries in Louisiana. The guidelines are being instituted by the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration. They were cleared to take effect following District Judge Michael Caldwell’s denial of a preliminary injunction sought by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers… [Continue Reading]

Oil and Gas Group Earns $1.8M Texas Mutual Dividend

Texas Mutual

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced a $1.8 million dividend to the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TxOGA) safety group today. The workers’ compensation dividend was based largely on the group’s overall loss ratio. TxOGA members have shared in $18 million in Texas Mutual dividends since 2001. In addition to potential dividends, TxOGA… [Continue Reading]

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