2017 Work Comp Benchmark Study Releases Three-Year Industry Report Card for Claims Best Practices | Dec 2017

December 4, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Now in its fifth year, the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study reprises its 2014 survey questions to measure industrywide advancement in claims management these past three years. The study also continues its potent method of validating how and what higher performers are doing differently than lower performing peers to reveal a more robust profile of the successful claims organization. Findings from the just published 2017 study reflect the responses of 572 claims leaders reporting on their organizations’ operational priorities, challenges, and strategies.

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Rising Hires Industry Strategist David Huth to Lead Product Development | Nov 2017

Chicago, IL – November 16, 2017 – Longtime workers’ compensation strategist David Huth is the newest member of Rising Medical Solutions’ (Rising) executive leadership team. David brings 30 years of industry knowledge and technical expertise to his role as Vice President of Product Design and Development, responsible for optimizing Rising’s managed care portfolio. Most recently,

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Rising’s Rachel Fikes Wins 2017 Comp Laude® Award for Claims Research Leadership, Industry Advocacy | Nov 2017

Chicago, IL – November 9, 2017 – Rising Medical Solutions vice president and study program director Rachel Fikes earned top honors in the 2017 Comp Laude® Awards service provider category for her pioneering efforts to advocate for claims management advancement in the workers’ compensation industry, including employee-centric benefits delivery. Presented by WorkCompCentral, the annual Comp

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Work Comp Benchmark Study Releases White Paper on How Claims Teams Can Achieve Mastery | Oct 2017

The highest percentage of claims leaders (46 percent) surveyed in Rising’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study believe adjusters become expert at claims management within four to six years on the job. This begs the question, what makes a claims expert and how do adjusters become one? In this short report – Do “10,000 Hours” Make a Great Claims Professional? How Claims Teams Can Achieve Peak Performance – we feature expert interviews from Albertsons, Sedgwick, Daimler Trucks North America, and industry consultants to investigate strategies for mastery development and to provide claims leaders with a practical guide for improving workplace performance. >> Five minutes to read.

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Payers Turn to Physician Reviews to Resolve Complex Claims featuring Anne Kirby, Chief Compliance Officer & VP of Care Management | Work Comp Central | Jul 2017

As many as a quarter of serious workers’ comp claims — those with more than 30 days of lost time — involve a misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment, according to a report by Best Doctors. Anne Kirby, Rising’s Chief Compliance Officer & VP of Care Management, comments on the report’s findings and the use of physician reviews as an effective tool for addressing misguided care.

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