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Transforming Workers' Comp · 1d ago

Now It’s Personal

Last week, some of my LinkedIn connections, as well as several other connections, learned of my recent hospitalization. The reason for this was not mentioned at the time, but I will tell you...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 1M ago

Trumpcare and Medical Travel: What Will Happen

The following infographic shows what will happen to the US healthcare system when the Senate rams the ACHA down our throats, as many are indicating will occur because McConnell and a group o...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

A Deeper Dive into Medical Cost Rising for Lost-Time Claims

It is said, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have ten pictures, courtesy of NCCI’s Barry Lipton’s presentation on that subject. It was brought to my attention by my fellow blogger,...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

Slight Increase in Average Medical Costs for Lost-Time Claims, Part 2

Ever since I began my MHA degree, I have analyzed the average medical cost severity for lost-time workers’ comp claims. The average medical costs for lost-time claims have been rising steadi...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

Slight Increase in Average Medical Costs for Lost-Time Claims, Part 1

It’s that time of the year again, the time when I review the NCCI State of the Line Report. As an added feature this year, I am including a look at the Medical Cost data, a new subject which...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

Texas Passes Telehealth Law

Texas has passed a telehealth law, joining other states. This ties in with yesterday’s infographic. Here are the details: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lone-star-joins-rest-nation-texas-pas...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

Infographic on Mobile Health

Here’s an infographic courtesy of URAC. What will this mean for workers’ comp, health care and medical travel? Filed under: Benefits, Health Care, Health Care Benefits, Health Care Costs, Me...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

Washington State Workers’ Comp Accepts Foreign Medical Providers

Seven years ago, when I was working on my MHA degree, I wrote a paper which has become the basis of this blog. During that time, I found the website of the Department of Labor & Industries f...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

Despicable!

“Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.” Karl Marx “Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure th...
Transforming Workers' Comp · 2M ago

An Old Topic Returns

Back when I began this blog, I discussed in several posts, the difference between employee and employer choice of physician in each state for workers’ comp. As reported last week, and elabor...