Another insightful piece by Joe Paduda, linked to an article written by Mark Walls (Safety National Insurance Co), both dealing with the fallacy that by somehow controlling maximum medical reimbursement rates the overall cost of workers’ compensation claims can be controlled or reduced. As has been the mantra of Midland Claims Service / Industrial Injury Claims for more than a decade, providing the highest quality of medical care in as timely manner as possible for legitimately injured workers is stated by the authors to be THE way to moderate or reduce the rate of increase of medical cost inflation in WC. Click on the links to read: Joe Paduda’s article and Mark Walls’ article in Risk & Insurance.
Archive for October, 2011
Excellent write up intended for workers’ compensation involved individuals, such as employees of self-insured organizations. Focuses upon timely reporting and identification of ‘questionable’ claims to give the adjuster 1) a heads up of information held by the employer that might not be available through the electronic FROI and 2) additional time to begin an investigation, obtain medical records, etc. The full article is at http://www.workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/blogwire/four_critical_points_about_questionable.html