“What’s New“

MC Innovations (MCI) is pleased to announce that the organization has been approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Small Business and Supplier Delivery as an approved Women Owned Business. MCI has been in business for 24 years and was previously recognized by SWaM as a Small Business. In January 2018, four key women… Read More MC Innovations Now Certified as a Virginia SWaM Women Owned Business

To protect you and our clients’ information, we are establishing an extra security measure for anyone who logs in to CareMC from a computer outside of the CorVel network. The new process that when you log into the CareMC website, you will receive a message from donotreply@corvel.com containing a one-time use secure access code sent… Read More New Multi-Factor Authentication Requirements

On January 5, 2018, MC innovations sponsored two educational sessions for MCSIP members. Several members braved the cold temperatures to hear Jeffrey W. Stickle, Associate County Attorney Montgomery County Government, speak about The Impact of the Opioid Crisis & The Work-Related Injury. Following Jeff’s presentation, Darla J. Croce RKT, CWT – Director of Business Development… Read More MC Innovations Holds MCSIP Member Training Event at Travilah Fire Station 32

At the winter conference of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), Wendy Karpel, Associate County Attorney, was recently recognized by the Board of Directories for her contributions and support to the Board on important issues for workers’ compensation and liability. Jerry Walker, acting President of MACo stated “Your broad knowledge and ability to analyze workers’… Read More Wendy Karpel Receives Recognition Award

Montgomery County Self Insurance Program member, Del Spurrier, of the Montgomery County Government – Department of General Services, Division of Fleet Management Services, regularly meets with key players involved with the department’s workers’ compensation claims and return to work coordination. Following a recent meeting, Del expressed his gratitude to Angela Wiley-Jones, the Montgomery County Workers’… Read More MCSIP Program Member Expresses Gratitude for Leadership and Partnership

In 2016, Montgomery County Self Insurance Program (MCSIP) Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager Karen Ware announced her plan to retire. Karen has provided excellent leadership to the supervisors and claims units, and will be instrumental in the transition of the new manager. We appreciate the dedication she had for high standards of quality claim service delivery… Read More MCSIP Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager Karen Ware to Retire; April (Boltz) LeVan Tapped to Lead Function

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognizes Montgomery County Maryland, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety team. Faced with budget constraints in 2010, the Division of Risk Management successfully transitioned a traditionally reactive Safety Program (mandated programs and accident investigation) into a proactive Safety Culture permeating the organization. Pam Schroeder, Chief, Division of Risk Management… Read More NACo Recognizes Montgomery County Maryland, Risk Management, Occupational Health and Safety Team

On February 8, 2017, Fox 5 reported the inappropriate handling of workers’ compensation claims in Montgomery County.  The Fox 5 story initially reported a Montgomery County firefighter who was alleging he wasn’t being reimbursed for expenses and had not received appropriate treatment.  Further he alleged that CorVel was incentivized to delay and deny treatment.  In… Read More Fox 5 Retracts and Apologizes for Report Inaccuracies

MCSIP Welcomes Town of Garrett Park as Member Pamela Schroeder, Chief, Division of Risk Management announces the addition of a new member to the Montgomery County Self Insurance Program (MCSIP). Effective December 1, 2016, the Town of Garrett Park became an official member of the program. Through the direction of the MC Innovations, MCSIP provides… Read More MCSIP Welcomes Town of Garrett Park as Member

Red Flag Indicators of Fraud

November 1st, 2016

Detection, the first line of defense. Most claims are legitimate, but many are inflated or can be fraudulent. The claims professional closely reviews all claims for possible fraud. No one of the following indicators by itself is necessarily suspicious, and does not mean that fraud has been committed. Indicators are “Red Flags” only, and not… Read More Red Flag Indicators of Fraud