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Five Things You Need to Know: 4/25, Tuesday Edition

1) WV Doctor Involved in Alleged Illegal Distribution Case    Dr. Michael Kostenko in Beckley, WV prescribed 22,000 oxycodone pills soon after he returned to his home/clinic after being hospitalized for a heart attack ...

Department of Labor Saving it to the Cloud

Arlington, VA (WorkersCompensation.com) – The U.S. government is saving it to the Cloud. DRT, a technology and strategy agency based out of Virginia, has been awarded a very significant contract. For the next seven years at a $52 ...

IL Update: Workers' Comp Reform Still Stalled

As the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session nears an end, legislation to reform workers’ compensation in the state has stalled with seemingly no potential movement in the near future. Senate Bill 12, sponsored by ...

New Changes in Insurance Leadership for Ohio and Washington, DC

Columbus, OH and Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) — Both cities are seeing some change in different insurance organizations. OHIO: Since Jillian E. Froment was sworn in April 1 as director of ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 4/24, Monday Edition

1) NY Safety Board Member Talks Workers' Memorial Day and Protection Campaign  With recognition that Workers' Memorial Day is on Wednesday, Ithaca-based Midstate Council on Occupational Safety & Heath (MCOSH) board member ...

(Im)Perfect Storm

Technology fascinates me. I have recently focused on artificial intelligence in Artificial Intelligence in our World, and Another AI Invasion, Meritocracy? I have contemplated chatbots, and research, self driving cars, and more. Recently, ...

Rousmaniere: The Future of Two Cities

The City of Work Injuries is shrinking in population while the City of Non-Occ Absences expands. During the Trump Administration, these trends are sure to persist. At some time they will change the workers’ comp industry as we know ...

What do changing demographics mean for workplace health and safety?

If you knew your workforce was going to experience changing risks, increased exposure, longer recoveries from injury and greater effects associated with co-morbidities, you would act!  The fact is, our workforce is ...

Rousmaniere: Getting Off Opioids

The workers’ comp industry became something of an opioid delivery vehicle for opioids starting in the mid 1990s. Aside from anecdotes and personal narratives of individual clinicians, little was known for years about the effect of opioid ...

Class Action Certified by Florida MAOs Under the MSP for Double Damages

In MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Ocean Harbor Casualty Insurance out of the Eleventh Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, a class has been certified by all Florida Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) ...

The iPTCA Files Unfair Competition Suit Against Unlicensed Workers' Comp Network Brokers, One Call Medical and Align Networks

Encinitas, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Independent Physical Therapists of California (iPTCA),  a non-profit association of ...

Sedgwick Introduces Innovative Whole Health Solution

Memphis, TN (WorkersCompensation.com) - Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has partnered with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge, to launch its new whole ...

OSHA Judge Rules That MA Companies Operated As Single Employer At Worksite Where 3 Workers Fell

Boston, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) - An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that two Massachusetts ...

Washington Plans Construction Safety Day on May 12

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Washington is experiencing a construction boom, and with it comes an increased risk of work-related injuries and deaths. As the busy summer months approach, it's more important ...

Oregon Invites Public to Observe Workers Memorial Day During Salem Event

Salem, OR (WorkersCompensation.com) - Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ...

Would the Person Who Stole My Identity Kindly Return It?

On the surface this discussion may not seem to be about workers’ compensation. But I assure you, it is. While the topic is identity theft; specifically, the recent theft of my identity, it is an opportunity to look at how ...

So, Marcus Lemonis, What if the Process Sucks?

There is a business reality show on cable network CNBC called “The Profit”. It follows Camping World CEO and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, as he invests in small struggling businesses, leverages their strengths and assets, and ...

I Guess Walmart Was Ripped Off Twice

It’s not every day a company has an Assistant Manager shot during a robbery. It is probably even more rare when that Assistant Manager is indicted 5 years later for helping plan and participate in the robbery in which he was shot. But that ...

At United, It Wasn’t the Beating. It was the Self-Inflicted Wounds.

Is your company prepared to respond to a public relations disaster in the information age? Or would it likely make a bad situation worse through a ham handed and tone deaf response? Unfortunately for United Airlines, ...

Yowza. Illinois Public Sector Costs Taxpayers $1 Billion a Year for Workers' Comp

It hurts just thinking about it. The Illinois Policy Institute recently issued a report that says the combined cost of workers’ comp for the various municipal and state systems in Illinois ...

What Iowa’s New Workers’ Compensation Changes Mean

Iowa’s workers’ compensation system will see some significant changes on July 1, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad in March. Following are the changes employers are most likely to ...

John Hanna – One of Workers’ Compensation’s Good People

There are few people in this industry I respect and admire as much as John Hanna. John is the Pharmacy Director at Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, where he and Medical Director Steve Woods MD have done ...

6 Steps to Identify and Address Mental Health Challenges Early

The days of focusing solely on an injured worker’s physical injuries are over. Savvy employers and payers are finding that ignoring behavioral issues can end up costing a boatload of money in delayed recoveries. ...

RIMS 2017 Conference and Other News Tidbits

RIMS Conference 2017: Disrupt the Status Quo & Join the Risk Revolution “RIMS Annual Conference is a must do for any level of risk professional. By attending you can increase your knowledge and walk away with better deals on ...

Michael Gilligan Joins Cousineau, Waldhauser & Kieselbach, P.A. as an Associate Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Michael Gilligan has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Michael is a 2011 graduate of Kenyon College where he ...

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Five Things You Need to Know: 4/25, Tuesday Edition

1) WV Doctor Involved in Alleged Illegal Distribution Case    Dr. Michael Kostenko in Beckley, WV prescribed 22,000 oxycodone pills soon after he returned to his home/clinic after being hospitalized for a heart ...

OSHA Judge Rules That MA Companies Operated As Single Employer At Worksite Where 3 Workers Fell

Boston, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) - An administrative law judge with the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that two Massachusetts ...

The iPTCA Files Unfair Competition Suit Against Unlicensed Workers' Comp Network Brokers, One Call Medical and Align Networks

Encinitas, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Independent Physical Therapists of California (iPTCA),  a non-profit association of ...

(Im)Perfect Storm

Technology fascinates me. I have recently focused on artificial intelligence in Artificial Intelligence in our World, and Another AI Invasion, Meritocracy? I have contemplated chatbots, and research, self driving cars, and more. ...

Sedgwick Introduces Innovative Whole Health Solution

Memphis, TN (WorkersCompensation.com) - Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has partnered with Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge, to launch its new whole ...

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David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an ...

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Terry is an active researcher, speaker and commentator on workers compensation issues. Now retired, he was the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafeBC. His responsibilities included environmental scanning, strategic planning ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson

Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ ...

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John Gerboth worked for many years as a workers' compensation attorney in Ohio. Since relocating to Connecticut, he has taken to "blawging" about various legal topics. He's also a husband, a father and a huge fan of the New ...

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John D'Alusio

John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a ...

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