- Fall hazards net roofing contractor over $1.5 million in OSHA fines
A Florida roofing contractor faces penalties of more than $1.5 million for 14 workplace safety violations and has been placed in OSHA’s severe violator program.
- Opioid costs per claim decrease: Study
Opioid costs per claim dropped 10.7% from 2015 to 2016, according to Coventry’s pharmacy data culled for the managed care organization’s third Drug Trends Series report this year.
- Comp insurer credits predictive modeling for reduction in opioid use
The Travelers Companies Inc. has spent the past two years attempting to curb opioid abuse by gauging the likelihood that an injured worker would become hooked — and it helped reduce opioid use in claims by 30% among 500,000 claimants in the United States, the company reported Wednesday.
- Medical providers suspended for fraudulent activity
The California Department of Industrial Relations said Tuesday that its Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended two medical providers from the state’s workers compensation system.
- Crawford reports higher profit, expenses cut
Claims management firm Crawford & Co. reported a profit of $10.2 million for the second quarter of 2017, an 18.2% increase over the same period in 2016.
- California considers second round of feedback in drug formulary proceedings
Stakeholders called for more tweaks to California’s proposed workers compensation drug formulary, which is slated to go into effect in January 2018.
- Q&A: Kathy Seabrook, Center for Safety & Health Sustainability
Kathy Seabrook, chairwoman of the Center for Safety & Health Sustainability, discusses the importance of having a core set of occupational safety and health metrics.
- California to update medical treatment guidelines for injured workers
The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation is realigning parts of its medical treatment schedule for injured workers, regulators announced Monday.