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Workers’ Comp Study Reveals Top Ways to Close Claims Performance Gap
On Claims Journal - August 6, 2018

A five-year analysis of more than 1,700 claims executives benchmarking data by Rising Medical Solutions identifies the top three practices claims organizations should adopt to join their more successful peers, or risk falling further behind.

Just 24 percent of claims organizations are high performers, according to the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study. A new white paper released by the study group – “How to Close the Claims Performance Gap: Top 3 Findings in 5 Years of the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study” – asks, what do the other 76 percent need to do to catch up?

High-performing comp claim managers showcase best practices
On Business Insurance - August 1, 2018

Twenty-four percent of claims organizations in workers compensation are classified as “high performers,” while the majority lag behind with lower claims-closure ratios, according to a white paper released Wednesday by Rising Medical Solutions.

Rising, a Chicago-based national medical financial solutions firm that provides medical cost containment and medical care management services to the workers compensation industry, spent five years polling more than 1,700 claims executives to inquire on best practices that lead to high claims closure ratios, according to the paper. 

MSU sues insurance companies involved in sex assault claims
On 6 - July 26, 2018

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University is suing more than a dozen of its insurance companies for refusing to cover the numerous lawsuits and claims related to Larry Nassar.

The former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor was convicted of a handful of criminal sexual conduct charges in Michigan, but more than 300 women and girls say he abused them under the guise of treatment during two decades of practice. He will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

In the lawsuit, MSU claims that its insurance companies aren't honoring policies that stretch back for more than a decade.

“We are suing our carriers, including our largest carrier United Educators, for failing to honor their policies,” said Robert Young, general counsel for Michigan State University.

New opioid prescribing guidelines for workers compensation
On ABC 27 News - July 17, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Gov. Tom Wolf signed a 90-day opioid disaster declaration on Jan.10. He has since renewed that declaration. On Monday, we heard the latest steps being taken to tackle the problem. Officials with Pennsylvania's Opioid Operational Command Center gave an update on the state's battle against opioids.

"Going back to the beginning of 2015, police have administered over 8,600 doses of Naloxone," Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said.

Pennsylvania also launched the Get Help Now Hotline, which has seen almost 5,000 calls since January. The hotline links those battling opioid addiction with others who can provide treatment.

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