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September 2017

#Our e-newsletter for Enterprise Risk Management, Claim Settlement and Healthcare Solutions.



Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): 

Can Job Design Reviews Offer Risk Management Benefits?

Many risk management professionals including senior managers, claim adjusters, attorneys, safety, human resource, and other management professionals utilize job designs and related descriptions for clarity about a person’s capability to work in a specific job function.  Can they be applied more effectively for risk, safety and claim management?  Read more >>

Claim Settlement, Medicare, and Medicare Set Asides:

CMS Announces New WCMSAP User Guide And Review Contractor

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated their Workers’ Comp Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) User Guide to improve services and increase security.  As part of CMS’s ongoing upgrade of their Enterprise Portal, the new User Guide describes several important new initiatives.  Additionally, a new MSA review contractor commenced work 9/1/17.  Read more >>


Should Analytics Drive The Health Insurance Debate?

Our life expectancy has increased substantially over the past decade largely due to public health awareness such as anti-smoking awareness.  However, we generally have worse outcomes than other industrialized nations.  Should we be shifting our policy discussion and investments to public health and wellness, versus a reliance on advanced medical care and pharmaceuticals?   Read more >>

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