Entries by GoodNewsGal

NWCDC Alliance Event Focuses on Closing Leadership Gender Gap

Always a must-attend event, this year’s Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation conference agenda will focus on the leadership gender gap, career success and thinking/speaking like a CEO.  This is the 3rd annual leadership event hosted by the Alliance, a unique organization that brings together an industry of professional women to work together for the […]

New CA UR Bill Seeking Faster Delivery of Care

Read an industry expert’s opinion on the implications of California’s UR Bill (SB1160) and its impact on various stakeholders.  Jackie Payne, Vice President, Medical Management Services with Mitchell gives you an insider’s look on the potential the bill has on managed care cost containment and faster delivery of medically necessary care.

Comp Laude, Post Elections and the New World

No sooner had we returned from an uplifting 2 days celebrating Comp Laude, the life well lived of a beloved industry friend Dave DePaolo and all the people that make our work comp industry great, we faced a dramatic election the results of which we will be living with over the next four years. But […]

Comp Laude Brings Out the Best in Everyone!

There’s a certain enthusiasm in the air when it comes to the Comp Laude event.  I happen to travel quite a bit for work, from client meetings to prospect meetings to industry conferences.. and have done so for years.  I know I know, I’ve been accused of having a glamorous life with all my travel.  […]

Shayne’s Remarkable Journey following a Work-Related Brain Injury

“Shayne’s Story” portrays the rehabilitation of one patient whose work related brain injury resulted in severe deficits, limiting him in cognition, physical ability, balance, and regaining core life skills. Yet Shayne has made remarkable progress, has begun an educational journey to return to work, and is making A’s in his classes. His journey is chronicled in […]

Founder & Nurse Case Manager Making a Difference!

An inspiring article highlighting that a business’ growth and delivery of work comp services can co-exist to ensure the best possible outcome for an injured worker.  Read about a nurse case manager’s journey as founder of EK Health while never forgetting her roots.  CEO Euhnee Kim’s passion and commitment to providing care to an injured worker […]

Major Insurer Removes Barriers to Addiction Treatment

Health insurer Cigna announced last week it has discontinued its policy of requiring docs to seek pre-authorization and approval before treating opioid addicts.  This is GREAT news for many suffering from dependency and addiction to these dangerous drugs. New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made the CIGNA announcement and has been a leading proponent on […]

Let’s Raise Our GoodNews Voices!

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a 43-page report titled “Does the Workers’ Compensation System Fulfill its Obligation to Injured Workers” discussed in a forum this week.  The report concludes that only a fraction of benefits are received by injured workers.  I simply must scratch my head and wonder about the “research” and “investigation” that […]