Career Work Comp Executive Michael Wright Joins Rising | Jun 2017

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.

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Work Comp Benchmark Study Launches 2017 Claims Operational Survey to Expand Differentiators of Higher Performing Organizations | Jun 2017

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.

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Work Comp Benchmark Study Releases White Paper for Overcoming Psychosocial Roadblocks with Claims Advocacy Strategies | Mar 2017

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.

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Timothy Howlin Tapped to Helm Market Expansion at Rising | Cost Containment Leader Chooses Care Management Exec to Oversee Growth | Mar 2017

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.

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Study Compiles Claims Best Practices featuring Rising’s Work Comp Benchmark Study | Insurance Business America | Feb 2017

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.

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