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The workers’ compensation recovery process, explained

Analyzing closed cases can increase their profitability by 55 percent Three hours per week. That’s the average amount of time a typical physician spends working with health plans, according to a Journal of General Internal Medicine study. Even more, data gathered by the Physicians Foundation indicates that a typical provider devotes...

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Reading between the lines

Analyzing managed care contracting agreements. When it comes to managed care agreements for workers’ compensation cases, there’s often more than meets the eye. Unfortunately, administrators frequently find out the hard way that they’re only being paid a percentage of what they expected...

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Case Study: Orthopedics Practice Recovers $4 Million

Large Richmond-area orthopedics practice recovers $4 million in lost workers’ compensation revenue   Situation Tuckahoe Orthopaedics is a large orthopedics practice in Richmond, Va. For more than 40 years, Tuckahoe’s attentive staff and highly trained physicians have served the local community, treating thousands of people from all walks...

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NCCI Recommends Workers Comp Rate Decrease Again?

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is recommending a 10.9% decrease in the workers' comp premium rate. This Florida-based bureau also recommended a -7.5% change for the average assigned risk rate that is effective on January 1. This filing is due to the improved policy...

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Do Laws Directing Injured Workers to Providers Matter?

The laws regarding workers’ comp are continually evolving. The recently-published analysis of employer directions to injured workers on the WCRI website is misleading on the recent law. The headline forces one to assume there is no difference in the costs for an employee or employer choosing the...

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