Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features fresh acquisition news, as One Call Medical announces its acquisition of Diagnostics Plus, a provider network for advanced radiology and electrodiagnostic services, including MRIs, CT scans, and electromyography (EMG). One Call Medical said most recently that in addition to growing its portfolio of services, “OCM is committed to strengthening its… [Read more]
New WCIRB Report Released!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB), which announced that it has completed its report summarizing insurer loss and premium experience through December 31, 2010. The report is based on data reported by insurers who wrote roughly 99% of the statewide market. Highlights from the report… [Read more]
Law, Order & Earnings!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a bit more law, some order, and some earnings news! First up is the American Insurance Association’s statement praising the passage of the Kansas Workers’ Compensation reform bill, which includes a few more details about tightened compensability and maximum payout amounts. Next is Ohio BWC’s announcement of March Work Comp… [Read more]
We’re not in Kans…oh, actually…
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features legislative news coming out of Kansas, with the announcement that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed Substitute for HB 2134 into law. The new law revises portions of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act, and is the first significant reform to workers compensation laws in the state since 1993. Highlights include… [Read more]
New Leaders Speak Post: Change is Coming – Change is Here
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with the second installment from Dave North, President and CEO of Sedgwick CMS. In this week’s post, Dave discusses new legislation’s drivers and ramifications, adapting to survive, and how to influence change in the future! You can read Dave’s new article at WorkCompWire… [Read more]
A Double Dose of Justice!
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features a double-dose of justice, and up first is a monthly fan favorite, which needs no introductions: the Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation Enforcement Actions Report, which just had its March edition posted! Find out who’s on the list by clicking here. Also in the justice department is… [Read more]
New NCCI Report Released!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new Study from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The study, titled “The Impact on Physician Reimbursement of Changes to Workers Compensation Medical Fee Schedules” examines examples of how workers compensation medical payments responded to state fee schedule changes for particular services. NCCI does point… [Read more]
Maybe Next Year…
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features news out of Massachusetts, as Insurance Commissioner Joseph G. Murphy’s office announced that he has signed an agreement that holds workers’ compensation rates at current levels. The agreement between the Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspecting Bureau (WCRIB), the Division of Insurance’s State Rating Bureau, and the Attorney General’s Office holds… [Read more]
Pain & Train!
Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement by Paradigm Management Services, Inc. that a recent independent analysis by Milliman, Inc., estimates that their services reduce lifetime cost projections by 40.9% for pain management claims. The reductions were the result of decreases in a number of cost elements, including physician services, pharmaceutical expenses, surgical interventions and… [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]