December 15, 2017

CLARA analytics Unveils Network Analysis Solution to Incorporate Case-Mix Adjusted Scoring into Network Stacks

Santa Clara, CA – CLARA analytics recently unveiled its latest product, Network Optimizer, at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC). Network Optimizer is an industry-first network analysis solution that incorporates case-mix adjusted scoring into a claims professional’s view of the network stack. This enables claims teams to instantly view physician scores while alerting them to quality, available doctors in a given specialty and closest geographical location to the injured…[Continue Reading]

One Call Announces New Amputee Offering with Broadspire

Jacksonville, FL – One Call Care Management (One Call) and Broadspire, a division of Crawford & Company recently announced a partnership to develop a customized patient-centric amputee program. The amputee program will not only benefit existing amputees requiring a replacement prosthetic, but also injured workers with recent amputations requiring a holistic review process and access to best-in-care providers. “Across every aspect of our program, we strive to provide a seamless and consultative approach…[Continue Reading]

SAIF Hopes for Fewer Falls and More Fa-la-las this Season with New Videos

Salem, OR – ‘Tis the season for holiday hazards–from chestnuts roasting on an open fire to walking in a winter wonderland, safety risks are everywhere this time of year. That’s why SAIF has released two 360-degree videos to help remind Oregonians about small things that can add up to big trouble. The videos, where viewers try to spot holiday hazards, highlight home holiday safety risks and work holiday safety risks. “Most people know not to step on the top part of a ladder, or to remove tripping hazards…[Continue Reading]

NY Man Sentenced for Fraud, Played Ice Hockey while Receiving Workers’ Comp Benefits

Albany, NY – New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott recently announced the resignation, guilty plea and sentencing of a Central New York aide for a State youth detention center who defrauded the Workers’ Compensation system by claiming a debilitating injury kept him from doing his job but was still able to play competitive ice hockey and perform other strenuous activities. Samuel Spina, 45, of Rome, who previously pleaded guilty to Insurance Fraud in the Fifth Degree…[Continue Reading]

Guest Post: Mark Pew on “The Intersection of Medicine and Disability” from NWCDC

Las Vegas, CA – At the 2017 #NWCDConf in Las Vegas on December 7, Dr. Marcos Iglesias (Chief Medical Officer for Broadspire) presented his perspective on the intersection of medicine and disability but it might not have been what attendees expected. Though the terms “impairment” and “disability” are often mistakenly used interchangeably, in his opinion they are two completely different concepts. Disability addresses a lack of function in an administrative or legal arena, its definition can…[Continue Reading]

Bardavon and Planned Administrators, Inc. to Launch Integrated Commercial Health and Workers’ Comp Solution

Overland Park, KS – At the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev., Bardavon Health Innovations and Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI), a third party administrator for property and casualty, announced an integrated commercial health and workers’ compensation solution for large employers nationwide. Employers who participate in this program will be able to enhance workforce productivity and population health outcomes. These insights, not previously…[Continue Reading]

OK WCC Executive Director Kim Bailey Resigns, to Take Spot at Another State Agency

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) recently announced the resignation of Executive Director Kim Bailey. Bailey will be leaving her position to accept a critical role elsewhere in state government, to be announced at a later date. Bailey said, “I have worked with the WCC in various roles since its inception, and watched it develop as an extraordinarily efficient state agency. I believe I am leaving the WCC in a good place where it can continue to successfully…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Receive $373,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

Columbus, OH – Sixteen Ohio employers will share $372,967 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “Ohio businesses recognize the value of investments in new safety tools and equipment that can protect their workers from injury,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Safe, healthy workers are key to a successful business.” BWC approved…[Continue Reading]

Valen Analytics Points to Growing Insurance Industry Divide with Release of 2018 Outlook Report

Denver, CO – Valen Analytics®, an Insurity company, recently published its 2018 Outlook Report, which chronicles the deepening divide between insurance companies adopting incremental technological advances and those that believe it’s time to disrupt the insurance ecosystem. In the fifth iteration of the annual report, the company predicts how the growing split between insurers will impact the industry, as carriers of all sizes embrace technology, albeit with very different roadmaps…[Continue Reading]

Concordia Care, Inc. to Acquire Atlantic Imaging Group and iHCFA

Miami, FL – Concordia Care, Inc. recently announced its agreement to acquire Atlantic Imaging Group, a nationwide Diagnostic Testing Network (“DTN”) with contracted radiology facilities in 48 states. The combination of Atlantic’s long history of serving the workers’ compensation and no-fault auto accident sector, combined with Concordia’s “risk carve-out” programs for catastrophic, complex and large loss cases is compelling. The integration of Atlantic’s operational resources enhances…[Continue Reading]

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