Workers' Compensation News
Texas Mutual Implements Guidewire Products
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Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has adopted several products from Guidewire Software to help run its underwriting, policy administration, client data, product content, billing and enterprise data operations.
Two Doctors Lose Their Treating Privileges
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The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked Dr. Jadan Hayel Abbassi’s authorization to treat injured workers after a New Jersey medical board accused him of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient.
Today Is Deadline for Conference Early Registration
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Early registration will close today for the 4th Annual Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, set for Oct. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman.
Trauma Centers Designated by Region
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The Illinois Department of Public Health has revised its trauma center designations effective Aug. 22.
Rockford Health System and OSF St. Anthony Me...
Three Comp Bills Up for Final Vote in Assembly
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Three workers’ compensation bills addressing employee exemptions from mandatory comp coverage, the rights of the California Insurance Guarantee Association to purchase reinsurance, and State Compensation Insurance Fund’s executive hiring powers and the constitution of its board of dir...
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CA - Audit Standards Tighten for 2018
Claims administration services will need to score better in 2018 than they did this year to pass the initial stage of annual audits and avoid a more stringent review of claim files.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said the Profile Audit Review performance standard for 2018 will be 1.47573, down from the PAR standard of 1.47885 in 2017.
Claims administrators that receive a score equal to or less than the standard set by the division will be required to pay any outstanding compensation but will not face administrative penalties. Shops that score higher will be subject to .
NATL. - Erie Promotes HR VP to Executive Vice President
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Erie Insurance has promoted Dionne Wallace Oakley to executive vice president of human resources and strategy, the carrier said in a press release.
Dionne Wallace Oakley
Wallace Oakley’s role will expand to include oversight of “several strategic functions,” the carrier said.
Wallace Oakley joined Erie Insurance in 2011 as vice president of human resources business partners, following a 22-year career at State Farm where her responsibilities included commercial lines service, personal lines underwriting, auto claims, corporate public affairs, agent recruiting and human r.
NM - Governor Makes Appointment to Advisory Council
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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Tara Bonestroo to the state’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement.
Bonestroo is a partner in Bonestroo and Sons Dairy in Portales. She will fill a vacancy for a business representative on the advisory council.
The advisory council recommends rules and regulations relating to the state’s workers’ compensation system. Although the council’s role is largely advisory, it has authority to appoint members to the panel that approves independent medical examination providers.
AK - WCB Reviewing Court Cases at Jan. 11 Meeting
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Members of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss 2017 state Supreme Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission decisions during a Jan. 11 meeting.
Board members will also discuss the 2018 year-to-date budget during the meeting. The agenda also includes a one-hour public comment period.
The board meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Division of Workers’ Compensation office, 3301 Eagle St., room 208, Anchorage.
The meeting agenda is here.
ID - Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review
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The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment.
The commission conducts periodic audits to ensure carriers and self-insured employers are complying with claims adjustment requirements.
Draft guidelines outline types of claims that will be reviewed during the audits, including all total permanent disability claims and fatality claims, and a sample of other claims. The commission will examine whether payments were timely, whether payers correctly calculated benefits owed to injured workers and whether they’re promptly reporting .
CA - Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills
CA - No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint
CA - Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
CA - Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing
CA - Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme
CA - DIR at Odds With Auditor Over Fraud Recommendations
NATL. - Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up
CA - Investigation Into Double Electrocution Leads to Fraud Charges
CA - DWC Approves Carve-Out Agreement Between Los Angeles and Police Union
CA - DWC Posts Adjustment to Physicians' Fee Schedule
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2018 Florida Comp Update
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