The board of directors of Pacific Health Care Organization (Other OTC:PFHO), a workers' compensation managed care
company, on Wednesday authorised the repurchase of up to USD500,000 of its outstanding common stock.
And they brought into workers' compensation managed care
as promoted at the time by health maintenance organizations.
Furthermore, few, if any, new utilization review initiatives have been conducted in the past five years, and some states have eliminated workers' compensation managed care
Since managed care programs are built from an appropriate base of provider networks, how companies select and monitor the providers sets the tone for the quality of a workers' compensation managed care
The case management and utilization review oversight that is built into the workers' compensation managed care
system is causing adversarial relationships between some of the key stakeholders.
The need for workers' compensation managed care
solutions grows monthly as other private and public programs, such as employer-sponsored medical plans, Medicare and Medicaid adopt managed care with steeply discounted rates and utilization controls.
Rather than focus on workers' compensation managed care
mechanisms, solution-based programs should have real meaning for workers' compensation stakeholders.
Let's work with top management, as well as local and federal legislators, to demonstrate that not only do we exist, but we are effective and can contribute with solutions, such as 24-hour care and workers' compensation managed care
The market turn may in large part be attributable to the results of pricing strategies by many workers' comp insurers, which can only be characterized as predatory or at least overzealous, and savings from workers' compensation managed care
efforts are being offset in part by increased utilization of medical services.
As in group health, workers' compensation managed care
programs should be implemented to reduce costs while improving the quality of care.
ManagedComp, a provider of workers' compensation managed care
, has named Mary McHugh vice president/general manager of its New York service areas, based in the Purchase, N.Y., office.
This general framework helps elucidate the elements that should exist in an effective workers' compensation managed care