Living Values, Drug Trend Simulcast, MSA Metrics, and More Top WC News Tidbits

workers comp newsLiving Our Values — The President’s Award

Our claims professionals have critical interactions with clients, injured workers, insureds and business partners on a daily basis. Whether through an email, phone call or in person, every one of these conversations is an opportunity to restore the lives of those affected by losses. Since adjusters and other employees can often be the unsung heroes of the industry, leaders in claims organizations must make a special effort to highlight the contributions and successes, both large and small, of each employee.

 

 

Industry First: Drug Trend Report Simulcast: Thursday 4/18 @ 3:00 pm EST

The 2018 myMatrixx Drug Trend Report combines both legacy Express Scripts data and myMatrixx data providing a more comprehensive view of the industry than ever before. In this year’s report our readers will be able to see which drug categories are on the increase as opioid utilization declines. Our industry experts will guide you through the report and answer questions about, “What’s Next?” in the future of Workers’ Compensation.

 

 

Tower MSA Partners Presents A Premier Webinar: Leveraging Metrics And Msa Partner Relationship To Settle Claims

On April 24, Tower MSA Partners CEO Rita Wilson and Chief Compliance Officer Dan Anders will host a lively hour-long webinar that explains how to measure the performance of an MSA program and identifies the metrics needed. They also discuss ways to strengthen the payer/provider relationship in order to produce lower allocations on CMS-approved MSAs and quicker claims closures. Discussion points include:

 

  • How to measure your MSA program performance – what metrics should you use?
  • MSA drafting and review factors that impact MSA performance
  • Implement simple strategies to effectively work with your MSA partner and settle claims
  • Make your MSA provider part of your settlement team

 

 

What You Can Do to Prevent Atherosclerosis

Your good health has an enemy — atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is common. And its effects can be very serious. This condition can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and death.  But, you can take steps to protect yourself from this disease.

 

What is atherosclerosis? The inside walls of healthy arteries are smooth and clean. This makes it easy to transport the blood your body needs. But arteries can become clogged. Fatty substances like cholesterol can stick to artery walls. These deposits are called plaque. Plaque can eventually slow or block the flow of blood. This blockage is atherosclerosis.

 

 

How to Adjust Your Workspace to Reduce the Risk of Injury

Small inexpensive adjustments you can make to your workspace to increase blood flow and reduce the risk of injury.

 

 

 

Michael Stack - AmaxxAuthor Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers’ compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their workers’ comp costs by 20% to 50%.  He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is a co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center .

 

Contact: mstack@reduceyourworkerscomp.com.

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