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Marsh Receives First Ever Governor’s Achievement Award

At the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation, held August 24 – 26, 2016 at the Big Sky Resort, Michael J. Marsh, RPA, CPIA was presented with the Governor’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Professional.  The award was given … Continued

Marsh Elected As NAIIA Western Region Vice President

Michael Marsh was elected as the Western Regional Vice President of National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (“NAIIA”).  NAIIA is an 80 year old organization that covers the entire United States with its membership who provide claims and risk management … Continued

Back To Basics – Humanizing the Workers’ Compensation System

The following is a presentation to the Montana Governor’s Labor Management Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation, June, 2016. We have previously addressed the LMAC on topics including initial lost time payment period, Plan inconsistencies, subrogation, medical fee schedules and the … Continued

Interactive Concussion Testing

Interactive testing for concussions.  A dream of ours for many years.  Having been involved in contact sports as well as motorcycle racing, we are well aware of the dangers and long-term impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”).The possibility of testing … Continued

Holiday Season 2015 – Workers’ Compensation and More

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you, our client partner organizations and friends in the industry, those that have over the years shown the confidence in the fantastic staff of Midland Claims Service, Inc. and … Continued

Psychological Intervention in WC Claims

Below is a link to an interesting article that addresses, at a high level, perceptions and utilization of psych professionals in the workers’ compensation process.  The article is possibly a good STARTING point for the discussion of secondary psychological symptoms … Continued

How Did WC Get To Be Pay for Play?

Workers’ Compensation. A system in the United States created 100 years ago to address a critical issue in the country, workplace injuries and the emergency of major manufacturing, primarily in the metropolitan areas of the county. Until the workers’ compensation … Continued

Pay For Play

Pay for Play. External service providers provide “incentive payments” to workers’ compensation claims TPAs for the ability to receive their business. We have long known of this practice in the workers’ compensation claims TPA world. Flat rate claims service agreements … Continued