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3 Top Ways to Close the Claims Performance Gap: Based on 5 Years of Industry Benchmarking Data

Five years of polling more than 1,700 workers’ comp claims executives has uncovered what separates the top 24 percent of claims organizations from the rest.  Survey findings of the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study show how higher performers outpace lower performers up to 10 times more in their use of certain key practices, including how they measure [...]

By | 2018-08-03T15:06:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Currated content|0 Comments

Job Posting: Client Representative 2 – MCO to Providence Health Plan in Beaverton, OR.

Providence is calling a Client Representative 2 - MCO to Providence Health Plan in Beaverton, OR. We are seeking a Rep-MCO 2 to act as a resource to program participants and monitors provider and payer compliance to workers compensation MCO rules and contract requirements. The MCO Representative II evaluates and coordinates medical treatment reviews to [...]

By | 2018-07-09T10:57:40+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2018 Mid-Election Politics

The 2018 Mid-Election Politics By Bill Cross & Nellie deVries, OWCA’s Government Affairs Advocates Although your advocacy leaders are already thinking about policy proposals and strategies for the 2019 Legislative Session, running as background script throughout this year - and all advocacy activities - is the mid-term election cycle. Without even contemplating national politics… it’s [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:20:29+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Data System Modernization – 2019 Legislative Concepts

Workers’ compensation claim data is central to the department’s regulatory functions. Claim information is used to track system performance and trends; monitor employer and insurer compliance; determine eligibility for department programs (Employer-at-Injury Program and Preferred Worker Program); and, to schedule Oregon-OSHA inspections. To support these purposes, it is essential that the data is accurate and [...]

By | 2018-05-15T08:29:13+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Legislative|0 Comments

Civil penalty cap increase – 2019 Legislative Concept

Some insurers and self-insured employers have had declining performance relating to claim processing, proof of coverage reporting, and responsiveness to division inquiries. One of the division’s primary tools to motivate improved behavior is to issue civil penalties for violation of laws, rules, and orders of the director. The current civil penalty is limited to $2,000 [...]

By | 2018-05-15T08:29:41+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Legislative|0 Comments

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: May 2, 2018

Mario Carillo v. SAIF, 291 Or App 589 (2018) (per curiam) David Runner/SAIF This case involves an initial left shoulder injury claim denied on a combined condition basis.  In challenging the denial, the worker contended that the work injury had not resulted in any specific medical “condition,” just a need for medical services [...]

By | 2018-05-09T08:10:27+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job Opportunity

The Position The Senior Workers Compensation/Disability Analyst for the Rsk Management Division of the Office of Management and Finance is responsible for analysis and adjudication of large, complex workers compensation claims cases. This position perform analysis, investigations and other case management functions to determine whether injuries and illness are occupationally related, to establish the level of compensable benefits in [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:54:01+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GB Journal: Oh, Dear! Frightfully Complicated!

    Oh, Dear! Frightfully Complicated! Apr. 19, 2018   On a spring morning in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1966, engineer James Goodfellow was describing his new invention over breakfast to his wife, Helen. He'd just developed the first ATM for a group of Scottish banks. He told Helen how the customer would only have to [...]

By | 2018-04-23T10:03:39+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Job Posting: Medical Quality Assurance/Report Editor 

Medical Quality Assurance/Report Editor We are a company providing Independent Medical Evaluations (IME). We have a full-time position available in our Quality Assurance Department. We are looking for a team player to work in a supportive team environment. It is inherent in this position that one must listen to feedback and constructively apply this information [...]

By | 2018-04-16T13:12:37+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments