Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent announcement from the New York State Workers’ Comp board on the progress of their implementation of electronic filing of claims data for First and Subsequent Reports of Injury (FROI/SROI), which will be implemented in phases beginning in spring 2013. According to the WCB, they have reached a “major milestone” with the publication of final requirement tables, an implementation guide, and the implementation schedule for all claim administrators. Find out more by clicking here!
Also in the news today is Orchid Medical, who recently announced that they have formed a strategic relationship with Walgreens whereby injured workers serviced through Orchid can go to select Walgreens locations to obtain their Durable Medical Equipment (DME), which can save payers on shipping costs which Orchid notes account for about 8% of their DME billing. Find out more by clicking here!