- Broadspire TPA unit bolsters Crawford & Co.’s third-quarter results
Revenues and profits fell in the third quarter for Crawford & Co., though the claims management provider’s results were bolstered by its third-party administration unit, Broadspire Services Inc.
- Tests for use of illicit drugs paid via workers compensation
With increased urine drug screening to monitor patients taking opioid painkillers, doctors also are ordering tests to reveal use of drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines.
- States turn to medical treatment guidelines for injured workers
Washington state’s “Interagency Guideline on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Non-cancer Pain” is among the respected medical guidelines doctors look to for determining appropriate treatment for injured workers.
- Workers comp predictive modeling presents challenges to self-insured groups
CHICAGO — Predictive modeling among workers compensation insurers is presenting a challenge to self-insured groups, who are facing off with insurers that are offering increasingly competitive pricing.
- COMMENTARY: Employers must shoulder burden of proof in AIG workers comp suit
American International Group Inc. underreported its workers compensation premiums years longer than previously reported, if new allegations filed by attorneys seeking to represent employers in several new lawsuits are true.
- Calif. lawmaker allegedly took bribe related to workers comp legislation
California state Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted bribe money to support legislation that would affect California workers compensation law, according to Al-Jazeera America L.L.C.