July 20, 2017

Ohio BWC Announces New Rule: Rest and Rehab Before Lumbar Surgery

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) board of directors approved a rule June 23 discouraging surgery and opioid use in favor of conservative therapy for workers with lower back injuries. Under BWC’s new spinal fusion rule, the agency requires those workers to first undergo at least 60 days of comprehensive conservative…[Continue Reading]

Stratus Video and One Call Partner on Integrated Language and Transportation

Stratus Video

Clearwater, FL – Stratus Video, a language access and telehealth company, and One Call Care Management recently announced that they have partnered to launch the first end-to-end language and transportation solution designed for healthcare facilities. “While transportation and interpretation are not necessarily medical services, they…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Reports More Than 441,000 Lien Declarations Filed

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently reported that 441,070 supplemental lien declaration forms were filed as required by Labor Code section 4903.05(c). This represents half of the 882,648 liens filed in California’s workers’ compensation system between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016…[Continue Reading]

Coventry Releases Part 2 of 2016 First Script Drug Trends Report Series


Downers Grove, IL – Coventry recently announced the release of the second part of its 2016 Drug Trends Series, which is based on all calendar year transactions billed through its PBM Program, First Script, as well as transactions from medical bill review to reflect the total pharmacy experience for their client base. When releasing part one…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Issues Revised Drug Formulary Regulations for 15-day Comment Period

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued modified proposed regulations to adopt the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) drug formulary. The proposed rulemaking implements Assembly Bill 1124 (Statutes 2015, Chapter 525), which mandates adoption…[Continue Reading]

Lockton CEO Resigns Suddenly, Ron Lockton Named President and CEO


Kansas City, MO – Lockton, Inc. Chairman David Lockton recently announced that Ron Lockton will expand his role to become President and CEO of Lockton, Inc. Ron Lockton has served as Vice Chairman for the past two years as part of Lockton’s succession plan. He succeeds Glenn Spencer, who has resigned as Lockton, Inc. President…[Continue Reading]

CT Firefighter Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

CT Division of Criminal Justice

Rocky Hill, CT – A Guilford firefighter who was seen setting up equipment and performing with a band after an on-the-job injury supposedly left him unable to work was recently arrested and charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud. MICHAEL HUDD, age 55, was arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit in the…[Continue Reading]

Marsh Webcast: Workers’ Compensation’s Evolving Legal and Regulatory Landscape


New York, NY – Marsh recently announced a new webinar scheduled for tomorrow on the evolving legal and regulatory landscape for workers’ comp, noting that to successfully manage workers’ compensation costs and workplace injuries, it’s vital for employers to stay on top of evolving legal and regulatory trends. Marsh’s Workers’ Compensation…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Promotes Barden to Director, Corporate Communications


Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the promotion of Kelly Barden to the position of Director, Corporate Communications. She is responsible for shaping and projecting the corporate image and brand identity and overall reputation for MEMIC’s many stakeholders. Barden started at MEMIC in 1998 as an intern through…[Continue Reading]

NY Transport Co Owners Plead Guilty to Falsifying Workers’ Comp Certs, Medicaid Fraud

New York State Seal

Binghamton, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced guilty pleas of the owners of Binghamton’s Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi, Inc., for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, misleading regulators about their business’…[Continue Reading]

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