Archive for August 2012

Evidence-based Treatment Guidelines in WC

Evidence-based Treatment Guidelines in Workers’ Compensation was introduced in Montana more than one year ago.  Initially, the provider community was mixed in their acceptance of the hybrid guidelines into their practices.  Slowly, the positive impact that following evidence-based treatment has been increasing and the number of patients requiring care outside of the guidelines to meet […]

Glendive Medical Center Honored for Safety Record

Seriously EXCELLENT News! Midland Claims Service, Inc and Industrial Injury Claims® have been working with a self-insured group in Montana since late 2001, Montana Health Network Workers’ Compensation Insurance Trust (“MHN”). MCSi / IIC is the third party claims administrator for MHN in the state of MT. The MHN group is one of the leading […]

Why is Adjusting Claims Not Getting Easier?

From the Montana Law Week, we read today that there has been a jury verdict in a Montana case alleging bad faith and violation of the UTPA (Unfair Trade Practices Act).  The suit arose after Mountain West Farm Bureau denied payment on a homeowner’s hail claim for damages from hail.  The plaintiff asked for $60,000, […]

OSHA 300 Reporting

From the Associated Employers’ Newsletter August 2012, quoting source CAI Management Newsletter: If a physician recommends a work restriction due to occupational injury or illness, employers are required to record such on the OSHA 300 if the restriction affects one or more of an employee’s routine job functions.  Recommended restrictions that keep an employee from […]

Midland Claims / Industrial Injury Claims Accepted to NRRDA

The National Retail And Restaurant Defense Association has approved MCSi / IIC as a member.  The NRRDA is a national association made up of retailers and food service oriented organizations as well as professional organizations that provide services in the claims and legal areas for them.  MCSi is proud to be a member of the […]