October 18, 2016

DuPage County Reclaims $1.8 Million
in Payments

Claims Management
, Cost Containment
, Network Solutions

A community edition of the Chicago Tribune highlighted some of the program successes DuPage County and CorVel have shared, as well as news of the recent renewal of their partnership.

Since the County first partnered with CorVel in 2012 for workers’ compensation and liability claims handling, the County has experienced significant results. Last year, the County saw a reduction in emergency room visits which coincided with additional savings including $770,000 in bill review, $260,000 in case management and $8,000 in pharmacy costs, according to the article.

“When we brought them in, they were able to reclaim $1.8 million in past payments that the prior vendor hadn’t collected,” said finance committee Chairman Paul Fichtner. “So they’ve done a lot to clear our backlog and bring in some new revenue.”

The renewal extends the partnership under a three-year contract.

Darren Stahulak, Area Vice President at CorVel, attributes the County’s success to their aligned priorities and the strength of their partnership.

“The County focuses on advocacy, appropriate care, claims handling and fostering a positive environment to positively impact their employees’ return to work,” he said.

“It is with CorVel’s partnership that the County was able to fully use an integrated claims and managed care platform to their advantage,” Stahulak said. “Utilizing these tools impacted their employees’ lives in a positive manner while also reducing taxpayer dollars going to workers’ compensation.”

To learn more about CorVel’s offerings in Illinois, visit their website