Chicago, IL – June 20, 2017 – Veteran sales strategist Michael Wright has joined Rising Medical Solutions where he will direct the company’s Midwest market as Regional Vice President of Business Development. For nearly 20 years, Mike has led client acquisition and retention efforts at managed care organizations across the country.
June 6, 2017 — Chicago, IL — The Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study’s 2017 annual survey is underway, keeping pace with the industry as it strives to do ever better in managing claims. Now in its fifth year, the study continues its potent method of validating how and what higher performing claims organizations are doing compared to industry peers.
Making health insurance viable for everyone means treating it like other forms of personal insurance. In his Risk & Insurance Risk Insider column, Rising CEO Jason Beans outlines strategies for restructuring the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Claims leaders rank psychosocial issues as the number one barrier to successful claim outcomes according to Rising’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study survey. In this short report, co-authored by study program director Rachel Fikes and industry journalist Peter Rousmaniere, we show how claims advocacy principles at The Hartford, CNA, Nationwide, and Albertsons are taming the adverse effects of psychosocial issues and coaching injured workers to recovery and claim resolution. >> Five minutes to read.
March 20, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Industry veteran Timothy Howlin has joined Rising as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. For more than 25 years, Tim has held integral roles with high growth managed care organizations, specializing in customer acquisition and retention. Reporting directly to the CEO, Tim is responsible for increasing revenue and gross margin, growth strategy development and execution, and leading high performance sales teams.
Even as the nation’s 50 states inch towards consistency in medical treatment guidelines for workers’ compensation injuries, the role of risk managers in enforcing them is still unclear. Rising CCO and VP of Care Management Anne Kirby shares her thoughts, along with other industry experts from Marsh, ODG, Optum and more.
This feature article reports on how the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study pinpoints the best ways to handle claims. Also included are thoughts from Rachel Fikes, Vice President and Study Program Director at Rising, and Denise Algire, Study Principal Researcher and Director of Risk Initiatives and National Medical Director at Albertsons Companies.