States that allow employers to choose a health care provider for an injured worker have a lower average medical cost per claim than states where employees can choose their provider, according to a study by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Anne Kirby, Rising’s Chief Compliance Officer & VP of Medical Review Services, comments on the study findings.
700 Work Comp Leaders Draw Roadmap for Claims/
November 4, 2015 — Chicago, IL — Some 5,000 insurer, TPA, and employer-based professionals fill claims leadership positions in workers’ compensation operations nationwide. They think as much about the future as they do day-to-day operations. To date, approximately 700 of these leaders have shared their insights through quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study in 2013, 2014, and now 2015.
This article highlights key findings from Rising’s 2015 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study. Rising’s VP & Study Program Director Rachel Fikes co-authors the piece with industry journalist and consultant, Peter Rousmaniere. Together they summarize the insights from hundreds of claims leaders on the state of claims management today and their strategic vision for the future.
Jason Beans’ Entrepreneurial Leadership Inspires Healthcare Change /
September 29, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Founder and CEO of Rising Medical Solutions (Rising), Jason Beans, has been named as one of the 2015 inductees into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Only in U.S. health care can you be charged for a service foisted upon you while unconscious. A different model could fix that. Rising CEO Jason Beans’ shares some thoughts on dishonest practices in healthcare, and how value-based purchasing can eliminate them in his Risk & Insurance Risk Insider column.
Annual Report Will Focus on Qualitative Research with Claims Leaders /
June 25, 2015 – Chicago, IL – For the past two years, June marked the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study’s national survey of claims leaders, which provided the industry with quantitative benchmarks on 70-plus data points. This year brings a new approach to Rising Medical Solutions’ study program – qualitative research and the publication of an industry Insights Report that will focus on priorities and practical strategies for claims management advancement.
In his second installment of the Leaders Speak series, Rising VP of Repricing Solutions Robert Evans writes about the practical steps the workers’ comp industry can take towards value-based purchasing. His best advice is not to wait for that “silver bullet,” there are models the industry can use today and build upon for tomorrow.
In his first installment of the Leaders Speak series, Rising VP of Repricing Solutions Robert Evans writes about value-based payments emerging as the future of healthcare reimbursement and how the workers’ comp industry is ripe for transition away from fee-for-service arrangements.
Established provider ratings can be wildly inconsistent, leaving employers and payers to determine for themselves how to best define quality of care. Rising CEO Jason Beans writes about getting to meaningful provider quality measures in his Risk & Insurance Risk Insider column.
Rising CEO Jason Beans weighs in on the controversial ProPublica/NPR series on workers’ compensation in his Risk & Insurance Risk Insider column.