Archive for September 2013

Federal Court of Appeals Rejects RICO Litigation

Federal Court of Appeals Rejects RICO Litigation From Larry Holt of the National Council of Self-Insurers Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:35 AMSubject: RICO Case Decided Members of National Council of Self-Insurers: I have happily received the following information from Jerry Marcinkoski, Executive Secretary of the Michigan Self-Insurers Association. His words are from an email Jerry […]

Medical Community – We Can Do Better

We have no relationship with the author of the following snippet about a book written by Dr. Otis Brawley, but experience has shown that there is a good deal of reality in his words.  Refreshing to hear someone from the medical community say “we can do better”, even if it is on the verge of […]

WC Fraud – Reality

There are many discussions, seminars and vendors nationwide that warn in a threatening way of the ‘devastating’ costs of workers’ compensation fraud.  To be sure, there are some egregious situations which lead to millions of dollars leaving the system to undeserving workers, vendors, medical clinics, and even physicians.  In our experience, supervising and administering claims […]

FDA To Raise Labeling Standards for Prescription Pain Killers

FDA To Raise Labeling Standards for Prescription Pain Killers.  Additional labeling will be unlikely to stem the tide of large number of prescription medication overdose deaths, but additional information, even if it saves one person, is probably worth the cost and effort. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20130911/INFO/309119978?goback=%2Egde_2971633_member_272911521#%21

Montana Governor’s Conference in Billings Sept 4 – 6, 2013

Midland Claims Service, Inc. and Industrial Injury Claims® are primary sponsors of the 2013 Montana Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation, which begins Wednesday September 4 in Billings at the Crown Plaza. The schedule for the 3 day conference is as follows: Wednesday, September 4, 2013Non-conference meetings9:00 – 12:00 Montana Self-Insurance Association Meeting Conference Room 510:00 […]