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May 2020

Workers Compensation Rating System – See You in 18 Months

The Workers Compensation Rating System And Insurance Press – Different Timetables The Workers Compensation Rating System was built as a delayed system.   Why was that statement the first sentence in the article? The Workers Compensation rating system cannot provide immediate data analysis.   NCCI, WCIRB, and the other state rating bureaus

Work Comp Class Code 8871 Clerical Telecommuter Very Popular Now

Work Comp Class Code 8871 Popular During the Coronavirus Pandemic The Workers Comp Class Code 8871 represents telecommuters.  Exactly who are telecommuters?  Let us first cover the general non-workers’ comp generic definition.   Definitions of Class Code 8871 General  Telecommuters are defined as: Someone who works at home and communicates

Free Workers Comp Study – Best Report on Medical Costs WCRI

Free Workers Comp Study – WCRI Medical Price Index – A Great Reference Tool WCRI (Workers Compensation Research Institute) released its annual free workers comp study and report on medical prices for the treatment of Workers Compensation injuries. Please see the bottom of this article for the link to the

Workers Comp Consultant Company – J&L – Top 10 Lessons Learned

J&L – 25 Years and Counting As A Leading Workers Comp Consultant Company J&L Insurance started in 1996 as a Workers Comp consultant company handling the proper filing of claims forms for large self-insureds. We added services as the market requested it such as premium audit services, general consulting, blog

Workers Comp Outpatient Medical Costs – Fee Schedules Win Again

States With Fee Schedules Have Lower Workers Comp Outpatient Medical Costs – WCRI Fee schedules have appeared in this blog many times due to the economic effects they have on medical bills.   WCRI (Workers Comp Research Institute) published a study this week showing that fee schedules lower Workers Comp outpatient

Workers Comp Claim Denial Means No Medical Control?

Court of Appeals Confirms Workers Comp Claim Denial Medical Control Loss Does a Workers Comp claim denial result in the claims staff losing medical control?  A long-standing debate among workers comp claims adjusters still occurs today. One outlook says the adjuster retains medical control on the file.  The denial may

Free Workers Comp Webinar Choices – Which Ones To Watch?

Free Workers Comp Webinar Choices – Many To Choose From – Worth Your Time? Many organizations currently offer free workers comp webinar choices.   Which ones should you check out over the next two months?  Let us check to see which ones charge nothing for the great information. If Your Organization

Workers Comp Telemedicine – Is Telehealth Really Worth It?

Is Workers Comp Telemedicine In The Age of COVID-19 Worth The Time and Money?  After experiencing my first telemedicine (telehealth) appointment today, I decided to see if Workers Comp Telemedicine would be worth the conversion.  I had written about in-home doctor visits for Workers Comp a few years ago.   By

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