Archive for November 2011

Reduction in Physician Reimbursement Rates

The Congress’ SuperCommittee to reduce the federal budget deficit is not looking like it will reach concensus, leading to possible implementation of a number of ‘penalties’, one of which is a 27% + reduction in physician reimbursement rates for medical care provided under Medicare and Medicaid.  One industry observer predicts significant cost shifting to private […]

Midland Claims Awarded Customer Service Excellence Award

    Midland Claims Service, Inc and Industrial Injury Claims has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award from the Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB for the year 2011.  Read the Chamber’s announcement. The management and staff of the company is thrilled and humbled by the award.  For a company that specializes in the administration and […]

Montana Remains Nearly Twice the Rate of WC Incidents

Montana, in a recent study conducted by the Montana Dept of Labor and Industry, remains nearly twice the rate of WC incidents as the US.  The 2010 numbers of 5.0 / 100 workers has fallen slightly from 5.3 / 100. However, when compared to the falling national average of 3.6 / 100, it is no […]