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Data Seen as Tool to Curb Bad Actors Driving System Costs 03/24/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1280 | 1 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, Calif. — A handful of physicians treating injured workers in a handful of counties are driving most of the costs, according to the president of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Accusing Comp System of Gender Bias 03/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 825 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tossed a proposed class action predicated on the idea that the California workers' compensation system is biased against women. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review of 2 Comp Cases 03/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court this week denied review of two workers' compensation cases, including a lien payment dispute. Tri-County Medical Gro...Read More

ACOEM Project on Medical Documentation Moving Forward 03/24/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A group of occupational medicine doctors is making progress on its proposal for a revised system of medical billing rules that they say will improve care for injured workers and provide more appropriate reimbursement for physicians treating them. ...Read More

Court Reverses Award for Paralegal Injured in Softball Game 03/24/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: DE | Segment: Top | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Delaware Superior Court is ordering a do-over on a paralegal's claim for benefits for his injuries that occurred while playing for his law firm's softball team. ...Read More

Bills Target Reductions in Physician Dispensing, Indemnity Benefits 03/24/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A comprehensive Senate bill proposing a hybrid Medicare-based fee schedule and restrictions on compounded drugs remains mired in committee, but House Republicans have introduced individual bills to crack down on physician dispensing and reduce wage-replacement benefits. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Claim for Fall Down Stairwell 03/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment dismissing an injured oil rig worker's tort claims based on his fall down a stairwell. ...Read More

Story Profiles Workers Maimed, Killed at Car Part Plants 03/24/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Bloomberg Businessweek's cover story this week, placed online Thursday, focuses on factory workers who were killed or seriously injured as a result of dangerous conditions at Alabama car part plants.  ...Read More

Ineffective Service Prompts Supreme Court Reversal of Worker's $1.5M Judgment 03/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Supreme Court threw out a worker's $1.5 million judgment against a carrier due to her failure to properly serve the carrier with her complaint. ...Read More

DWC Adopts Rules Easing Burden on Employers Without Coverage 03/24/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted rules that ease record-keeping requirements for exempt corporate officers in the construction industry and reduces penalties against employers who fail to provide mandatory coverage.  ...Read More
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