Archive for May 2012

Montana Death Rate 2nd Worse in the United States

Montana has the distinction of the highest premium cost for workers’ compensation insurance in the US.  One of the factors in the high premium rates is the high rate of injurious incidents, including those that lead to death. Separate from workers’ compensation, as reported on May 24, 2012, Montana’s death rate of injury-related deaths, at […]

Medical Reimbursement Changes Predicted To Impact Unfavorably Upon WC

Joe Paduda’s article about medical reimbursement methodologies and rates, particularly in Medicare and Medicaid, and how these trends may well impact upon the workers’ compensation system by increasing frequency and utilization. Many involved in the workers’ compensation system on the claims side have seen this trend, particularly when it involves workers that do not have […]