Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap re-features an interesting report that we want to make sure our readers had a chance to check out, since we published an incorrect excerpt for it. Here’s why you should take a look! Last week, PMSI released their 2011 Annual Drug Trends report, which identifies the top 10 trends that affect… [Read more]
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap rounds out a great week of news, and we’ve got one more item that’s worth adding to your calendar! Health Strategy Associates (HSA) has announced a new upcoming webinar featuring HSA’s Sandy Blunt and Joe Paduda. The webinar is centered around HSA’s Claims Systems survey results, and is titled “A Disconnect… [Read more]
Two New Reports!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features an interesting pair of reports that both came out this week. First up is PMSI’s 2011 Annual Drug Trends report, which identifies the top 10 trends that affect pharmacy spend across the areas of cost, utilization and drug mix. Find out more (including a link to the report!) by clicking… [Read more]
New Leaders Speak Post: Unbundled Services – The Pros and Cons Part II
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with the second installment from Emil Bravo, Executive VP of Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. In this week’s post, Emil explores the claims-related services most commonly considered for “bundled” and “unbundled” options, and delivering the best claim outcomes for clients! You can read Emil’s… [Read more]
One for the Kids…
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features several interesting pieces of news, the first of which is TDI-DWC’s announcement that they will be engaging in a data-sharing program with the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, in an effort to help in the the identification of individuals delinquent in their child support obligations. Find out more by… [Read more]
RIMS Week Kickoff!
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap kicks off RIMS week with the release of a new report from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), which focuses on Workers’ Compensation Medical Cost Containment strategies and regulations authorized and in use in all 51 jurisdictions as of January 2011. The report provides a detailed breakdown of each state’s cost… [Read more]
New Opioid Report Released!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), which has released part II of its recent study on the prescribing patterns of Schedule II Opiods in Workers Compensation. Readers may recall that part one caused a bit of a stir when it presented the point that… [Read more]
Reform & Restitution!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features legislative news, as the American Insurance Association announced its support for Workers’ Comp reforms in Illinois, and contacted the lead Democratic negotiator on workers’ compensation issues. The AIA advocated a full range of reforms, and highlighted ones that had been successful in other states, and were included in the recent… [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]
Movin’ and Shakin’!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some “movers” in our People on the Move section, as MedRisk announces the addition of Michael Ryan as Chief Growth Officer, and PreCare, Inc. announces that they’ve named Jerry Mullen as their new National Sales Director. As for the shakers, the American Insurance Association recently testified in front of North… [Read more]