Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news on the progression of two different Workers’ Comp Bills in two states. First up, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed SB 5801 in the State of Washington, which among its provisions also includes plans for the development of electronic methods of tracking evidence-based quality measures and outcomes…indicating that analytics may… [Read more]
A New Leader Speaks!
In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of his new 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]
New Board Members & Best Webinar…
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features news of some new appointments to Montana’s State Compensation Insurance Fund Board made by Governor Brian Schweitzer. You can find a summary of the key facts on the new appointees (including the new chair), as well as their qualifications by clicking here. Work Comp and overall P&C industry news watchers… [Read more]
More AIG Settlement Details!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some AIG settlement news coming out of Oregon, as their Department of Business & Consumer Services reports that Oregon will net $3.6 million as part of the previously announced $100 million settlement between AIG and all 50 states. A two-year examination of AIG and its Chartis insurance companies found the… [Read more]
Serving up Justice!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from a few different categories, but up top is a story that seems to have become a monthly “fan favorite”: the Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Enforcement Actions Report, which just had its February edition posted! Find out who’s on the list by clicking here.
The New Pushers?
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features CWCI’s Opioid study, which appeared lower down yesterday, but deserves a bit more emphasis: The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released a new report which examines the prescribing patterns of doctors who are prescribing patients powerful opioids. CWCI has pointed out in the past that prescription rates in California for… [Read more]
New Leaders Speak Post: “Embracing Quality”
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with the second installment from Kent Spafford of One Call Medical. In this week’s post, Kent builds on his thoughts from last week, continuing with the theme of quality, and providing tons of great concrete advice for Work Comp professionals evaluating service providers… [Read more]
New Workforce & Employment Results!
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features new results released by the SFN group from their February update of the SFN Group Employee Confidence Index, which now stands at 53.6 after an increase of 0.8 points last month. The index measures both worker confidence in their personal employment situation and their optimism about the economy, and has… [Read more]
New Claims System Survey Report Released by HSA!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new survey report from Health Strategy Associates (HSA) focused around Workers’ Compensation payers’ claims systems. In its First Annual Survey of Workers’ Compensation Claims Systems, HSA sought to capture the opinions, perceptions and attitudes about the systems from payers. One of the most interesting findings highlighted was that “No… [Read more]
New NCCI Report Released!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new research report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) comparing the factors driving medical and indemnity severity. The report is essentially an extension of a report published by NCCI in June of 2010, which examined the factors driving medical severity over two time periods. The new study… [Read more]