Commentary From CareWorks Medical Director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, MD

Posted: August 9, 2017

The Management of Disability & the Prediction of Healing

CareWorks Claims Portal Mobile Optimization

Posted: June 23, 2017

Over the next few days, CareWorks will be releasing an update to the CareWorks Claims Portal. The update will allow for optimal viewing and usage on your computer, tablet or mobile device.

State sets aside $44 million for workplace safety

Posted: April 29, 2017

The state fund for injured workers is setting aside $44 million over the next two years to improve worker safety and wellness, including a new $6 million-a-year program meant to help small employers in certain kinds of high-risk industries.

Commentary From CareWorks Medical Director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, MD

Posted: April 7, 2017

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity”
Hippocrates

Ohio BWC gives a third billion back

Posted: March 14, 2017

Ohio employers respond to proposed rebate

BWC proposes another $1 billion workers’ comp rebate

Posted: March 13, 2017

Rebates and rate cuts since 2011 total $6 billion

Initial Treating Providers for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims (recorded webinar)

Posted: February 21, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 CareWorks’ Derek Stern conducted a webinar on the best practices to utilize with initial treating providers for Ohio workers’ compensation claims.

View a video of the February 16th presentation (27mb MP4 file)

Initial Treating Providers for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted: February 3, 2017

Please consider joining CareWorks’ Derek Stern, Vice President of Customer Relations, on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., as he presents the best practices to utilize with initial treating providers for Ohio workers’ compensation claims.

Important BWC Information for Ohio’s Public Employers: BWC’s True-Up Process

Posted: January 19, 2017

Public organizations are required to complete BWC’s new true-up report for the 1/1/2016 rate year by notifying BWC of your actual payroll and paying any additional premiums owed by February 15, 2017.

Commentary From CareWorks Medical Director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, MD

Posted: January 18, 2017

“Listen to the patient, they will tell you the diagnosis.” Sir William Osler – Father of Modern Medicine

Holiday Safety & Wellness Tips

Posted: December 13, 2016

The holidays should be an enjoyable time for everyone. Yet each year, hospital emergency rooms treat nearly 9,000 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks related to holiday lights, decorations and trees.

CareWorks Injury Reporting Webinar

Posted: December 6, 2016

Please consider joining CareWorks’ Derek Stern, Vice President of Customer Relations, as he presents effective reporting steps for new Ohio workplace injuries on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 1:30 pm EST.

View a video of the December 20th presentation by CareWorks’ Derek Stern
(32mb MP4 file)

Thanksgiving & Holiday Wellness

Posted: November 17, 2016

Here are some wellness tips to consider as Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season.

BWC to Replace Claims and Policy Management Systems

Posted: November 4, 2016

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has been reporting in their monthly Provider ENews publication about modernizing their operations and improving customer service. To achieve these goals, BWC will be replacing their claims and policy management systems in November 2016.

2016 Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Posted: October 21, 2016

The simple act of slowing down on neighborhood roads can not only make Halloween more enjoyable for everyone, but it can save lives.

Expanding BWC program gets injured Ohio workers back on the job faster

Posted: August 11, 2016

The state fund for injured workers is expanding a program meant to reduce workers’ compensation costs for employers while helping injured workers return to their jobs faster.

Ohio House Bill 207 Brings Common Sense Reform to Ohio Workers' Compensation

Posted: August 1, 2016

Ohio House Bill 207 allows an employer whose employee is injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a third-party to apply to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to have that claim charged against the BWC Surplus Fund and not its experience.

Ohio BWC to Employers – Time to 'True-up'

Posted: July 13, 2016

With the state’s new fiscal year now underway, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is calling on its private employer customers to participate in the final step of the agency’s transition to prospective billing.

CareWorks Introduces Redesigned Online Injury Reporting Center

Posted: July 6, 2016

Many CareWorks customers are using www.careworksmco.com to report new injuries to us through our Injury Reporting Center.

Decot Named BWC Legislative Director

Posted: June 28, 2016

Elle Decot, a veteran of Gov. John Kasich's administration, has been named legislative director at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), it was announced Tuesday, June 28.

Sarah Morrison Officially Appointed as Administrator and CEO of BWC

Posted: May 17, 2016

In April 2016, Sarah Morrison was sworn in as Ohio’s interim administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).

Frequently Asked Questions About Ohio Workers’ Compensation

Posted: February 16, 2016

Some often asked questions we receive from CareWorks customers.

Winter-wise Driving Tips

Posted: February 2, 2016

As winter weather kicks into full gear throughout Ohio, here are some helpful tips to make your daily ventures into the elements a little safer.

CareWorks Family of Companies Signs Long Term Incentive Plan with City of Dublin

Posted: January 14, 2016

(DUBLIN, OHIO) Dublin-based CareWorks Family of Companies has plans to add 250 jobs over the next 12 years, according to an approved tax-incentive deal with the City of Dublin.

BWC now requires ICD-10 codes for Ohio workers’ compensation claims

Posted: January 4, 2016

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC’s) grace period to accept ICD-9 codes from providers and vocational rehabilitation vendors for Ohio workers’ compensation bills expired on December 31, 2015.

Holiday Safety Tips

Posted: December 10, 2015

The holidays should be an enjoyable time for everyone. Yet each year, hospital emergency rooms treat nearly 9,000 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks related to holiday lights, decorations and trees.

Thanksgiving & Holiday Wellness Tips

Posted: November 20, 2015

Many of us gain a pound or more during the holidays, and unfortunately these weight gains often become permanent. With a little know-how, we can all satisfy our desires for traditional favorites and still enjoy the holidays healthfully.

CareWorks Introduces Electronic First Report of Injury (FROI) Form

Posted: November 16, 2015

All CareWorks MCO customers are reminded to send First Reports of Injury to us as quickly as possible. All reports are imaged into our system, sent to BWC and become accessible to your assigned claims team.

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Posted: OCTOBER 29, 2015

The simple act of slowing down on neighborhood roads can not only make Halloween more enjoyable for everyone, but it can save lives.

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition Effective October 1, 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015

On October 1, 2015, BWC and CareWorks will begin implementing ICD-10, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) for Ohio workplace injury diagnosis codes.

CareWorks Introduces New Transitional Work Bonus Program Form

Posted: September 25, 2015

CareWorks associates are encouraged to listen to our customers and identify potential resolutions to industry issues they encounter.

BWC First Fill Rule Approved, Measure Focuses on Injured Worker Health and Safety

Posted: November 18, 2014

A new rule approved Friday by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors allows BWC to provide care to injured workers more quickly following an injury. The first fill rule will ensure that injured workers receive necessary medications while the future of their claims is being determined.

First Fill Prescription Benefits For Ohio’s Injured Workers

Posted: September 18, 2014

For 17 years CareWorks has been partnering with employers, healthcare providers and BWC to deliver high quality medical management and return to work services to our customers and their injured employees.

CareWorks earns URAC re-accreditation

Posted: July 18, 2014

CareWorks announced today that is has been awarded Case Management Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CareWorks is URAC-accredited through September 2017.

CareWorks Publishes 2014 Progress Report Newsletter

Posted: April 25, 2014

Due to special content in the CareWorks 2014 Progress Report, we cannot post a PDF file of the report on our public internet site.

CareWorks Publishes Spring 2014 Customer Newsletter

Posted: April 09, 2014

Due to special content in this issue of the CareWorks CUSTOMER NEWS we cannot post a PDF file of the newsletter on our public internet site.

York Risk Services Group Acquires CareWorks Family of Companies

Posted: January 31, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J., (January 31, 2014) – York Risk Services Group (York), a premier national provider of claims management, managed care and risk management services, today announced its acquisition of the Ohio-based CareWorks Family of Companies.

Early Claim Reporting & Early Return to Work

Posted: January 22, 2014

The start of a new year is a great time to review two key workers’ compensation best practices employers can use for a higher level of control over their workplace injuries. These two fundamental strategies can help reduce claim severity, lower claim costs and create better outcomes.

CareWorks Family of Companies named #1 Large "Best Place to Work" by Columbus Business First newspaper

Posted: November 12, 2013

For the seventh time, The CareWorks Family of Companies has been named the “#1 Large Best Place to Work” by Columbus Business First newspaper for 2013.The full story from Business First, written by Melissa Kossler Dutton is below.

CareWorks Family of Companies Named “Best Place to Work” for 2013

Posted: September 23, 2013

CareWorks is pleased to announce that we have been named a 2013 “Best Place to Work” in the large employer category by Business First newspaper. This is the seventh year we have achieved this recognition.

Quality Initial Care Key to Effectively Managing New Workplace Injuries

Posted: September 19, 2013

Helping your injured employees receive high quality initial care is a key first step to managing your claims, achieving successful return to work and controlling overall claim costs.

The Percentages of Return to Work

Posted: August 28, 2013

Numerous national studies have shown the longer an injured employee is off work, the less likely they are to successfully return to work.

CareWorks Earns Compliance from URAC Monitoring On-Site

Posted: August 7, 2013

In early July, CareWorks was contacted by URAC as we were selected for a Monitoring On-site. As an already accredited organization, the Monitoring On-site was an abbreviated review process, ensuring our operations were in compliance with URAC standards. URAC reserves the right to conduct these types of short turnaround monitoring events for accredited organizations.

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation - 2013 Rebate Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: June 17, 2013

The State Insurance Fund net asset balance has grown due to strong investment returns and Ohio is experiencing stability in the economic and legal environments. Accordingly, the BWC Administrator and executive management believe it is an appropriate time to reduce the SIF net asset balance in a manner that will benefit private and public taxing district State Fund employers and Ohio’s workforce.

Governor Kasich Announces $1 Billion Workers' Compensation Rebate

Posted: May 3, 2013

Governor John Kasich announced plans Thursday to give Ohio employers a $1 billion rebate from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) and another $900 million in credits as the agency revamps its payment system.

Drug Utilization Review: Process Targets Prescription Drug Misuse

Posted: February 4, 2013

In May 2011, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law a bill focused on pain management clinics. Some clinics had been referred to as “pill mills” and were targeted by health officials for contributing to prescription drug misuse and overdose deaths in Ohio.

CareWorks Family of Companies named #1 Large "Best Place to Work" by Columbus Business First newspaper

Posted: November 7, 2012

For the 6th time, The CareWorks Family of Companies has been named the “#1 Large Best Place to Work” in Central Ohio for 2012.

CareWorks earns URAC re-accreditation

Posted: August 17,2011

CareWorks announced today that is has been awarded Case Management Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CareWorks re-accreditation status will be effective September 1, 2011.

CareWorks Family of Companies Once Again Named "#1 Large Best Place To Work"

Posted: November 24, 2010

The CareWorks Family of Companies is already well-established as a topnotch employer, having been named the "#1 Large Best Place to Work" in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. For 2010, CareWorks received "one for the thumb" as the company was named the "#1 Large Best Place to Work" in central Ohio for the fifth time.

CareWorks Extends Reputation as Central Ohio’s "Best Place to Work"

Posted: November 12, 2009

Direct excerpts from Business First newspaper reporting on the CareWorks Family of Companies being named the “#1 Large Best Place to Work” for the fourth time in five years.

CareWorks Family repeats as "#1 Large Best Place to Work" by Business First for the 3rd Time

Posted: October 14, 2008

For the third time in as many tries, The CareWorks Family of Companies was recognized as the #1 Large “Best Place to Work” in Central Ohio by Business First newspaper. We are very proud to receive this recognition; it is a truly memorable event for all of our associates!

The CareWorks Family of Companies named one of the Best Employers in Ohio

Posted: March 20, 2008

The CareWorks Family of Companies is extremely proud to have been named one of the Best Employers in Ohio for 2008. This third annual program was created by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Manufacturers’ Education Council, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Ohio State Council, Ohio Matters and Best Companies Group.

CareWorks receives URAC case management re-accreditation

Posted: March 18, 2008

CareWorks announced today that it has been awarded Case Management Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

CareWorks honored at People of Vision Award Dinner

Posted: March 16, 2007

The CareWorks Family of Companies and its Chairman and CEO William W. Pfeiffer were recognized for outstanding community service and philanthropic vision at Prevent Blindness Ohio’s 22nd annual People of Vision Award Dinner March 15, 2007.

CareWorks Family repeats as "#1 Large Best Place to Work" by Business First

Posted: November 9, 2006

For the second straight year, the CareWorks Family of Companies was named the “#1 Large Best to Work” for companies with more than 500 employees by Business First newspaper. The CareWorks Family of Companies' Chairman and CEO, William W. Pfeiffer, was interviewed by Business First about this accomplishment. To follow are direct excerpts from this question and answer session as it appeared in Business First.

CareWorks names new President for MCO unit

Posted: March 1, 2006

(DUBLIN, OH) -- The CareWorks Family of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard J. Poach to President and Chief Operating Officer of CareWorks' MCO business unit. Mr. Poach has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of CareWorks of Ohio since 1997.

CareWorks named #1 Best Place to Work by Business First - Managing to combine large size with a caring environment (Article as it appeared in Columbus Business First)

Posted: November 11, 2005

Hundreds of Central Ohioans go to work at a place where the boss hosts ice cream sundae socials four times a year.

CareWorks leads with URAC re-accreditation

Posted: July 5, 2005

The American Accreditation HealthCare Commission/URAC has granted CareWorks two-year reaccreditation for workers’ compensation case management, extending through 2007.