Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a “heads up” for those working with the California Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Pharmaceutical Pricing calculator, as a database error has inadvertently removed many bulk ingredient national drug codes (NDCs) from the pricing calculator and data download file on the DWC Web site. The CA DWC is working to correct… [Read more]
Lines & Mills!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the California State Fund’s sponsorship of Assembly Bill 288, which would amend the California insurance code to provide clear authorization for State Fund to offer workers’ comp insurance that will cover a California employer’s out of state employees. The State Fund believes that the legislation will level the playing field… [Read more]
A New Leader Speaks!
In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a returning leader, and the publishing of his second post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? Find out who our new featured leader is, and what… [Read more]
Confident or Correct?
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features mixed signals coming out of the department of labor and the workforce, as Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued her monthly statement on May’s Employment Situation report. Nonfarm payroll employment added 54,000 jobs, compared to the addition of 244,000 in April, which was regarded by mainstream media and the… [Read more]
Passed & Audited!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the North Carolina House’s passage of HB 709 – one of the of the primary objectives of which was to bring North Carolina’s indemnity costs in line with surrounding states by limiting the duration of temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. The proposed legislation would place a 500-week cap on temporary… [Read more]
Acquired & Passed!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features two big pieces of news. First up, Sedgwick Claims Management Services has announced that it has acquired the assets of Cambridge Integrated Services Group, Inc. from Xchanging. The transaction includes the purchase of Cambridge’s technology infrastructure, and the extension of employment offers to all Cambridge employees. Find out more by… [Read more]
New Leaders Speak Post!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with the second installment from Archie Anderson, President of Options and Choices, Inc. (OCI) You can read Archie’s new article at WorkCompWire by clicking here. If you missed Archie’s first post, “The Problem with Absence”, you can read it by clicking here. Many… [Read more]
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s announcement of their creation of their first ever formulary of medications approved for the treatment of injured workers. The outpatient formulary was established to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment, limit the inappropriate use of medications and lower BWC’s prescription costs. BWC spends… [Read more]
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)’s release of its first quarter 2011 questionable claims (QC) referral reason analysis. The report covers six categories of referred claims and their reasons, Workers’ Compensation included. Questionable claims are those claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for closer review and investigation… [Read more]
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features our second round of legislative news in a week, as Washington Governor Chris Gregoire recently announced that the Legislature had finally reached an agreement on Workers’ Comp reforms in a special legislative session. The deal is expected to save somewhere around $900 million over the next four years. Gregoire counted… [Read more]