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Rand Says Controls on CT Claims Would Stem Fraud 06/28/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1163 | 2 | Popular with Legal
Want to crack down on fraud in the California workers' compensation system? Put more controls on post-termination cumulative trauma claims, researchers for Rand Corp. conclude in a report released Tuesday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Class Certification in Unpaid Overtime Action Against Tristar 06/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th District Court of Appeal this week ruled that two former Tristar Risk Management claims examiners were not entitled to class certification for their unpaid overtime claims. ...Read More

Assembly Speaker Puts Brakes on Unfunded Universal Health Care Bill 06/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Efforts to create a universal health care system in California were delayed when the Assembly speaker said he is holding the bill in the lower chamber’s Rules Committee. ...Read More

Louisiana Hangs On to Top Spot for Work Comp Opioid Prescribing 06/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a study that measured the amount of opioids prescribed to injured workers, Louisiana ranked the highest among 26 states, with average use of the drug per claim falling only about 6% compared to a previous period. ...Read More

Court Disqualifies Judge Accused of Questioning Attorney's Credibility 06/28/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday granted an injured worker’s motion to remove Judge of Compensation Claims Jack Weiss from his case because of the worker’s concern that the judge was biased against his attorney. ...Read More

Insurers, Providers Square Off Over Dispute-Resolution Rule Challenge 06/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 181 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A proposed rule that would allow the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts is shaping up into a battle between insurers and medical providers.  ...Read More

Judge Can't Ignore EMA's Conclusions in Written Report 06/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not issue an award that was consistent with some of an expert medical adviser’s ambiguous deposition testimony but conflicted with the written report. ...Read More

Worker Can't Unilaterally Dismiss Appeal of Industrial Commission Decision 06/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Court of Appeals for the 7th District of Ohio ruled that a worker could not unilaterally dismiss a decision by the Industrial Commission that had expanded the scope of his claim. ...Read More
TDI Sets Discount, Interest Rate for 4th Quarter at 4.71% 06/28/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance has set the discount and interest rate for the fourth quarter at 4.71%, up from the current rate of 4.5%. Division of Workers' Compensation Commissioner W. Ryan Brannan announced the rate change in a memo issued Monday.  The rate was calc...Read More

MEM Hires Three Executives 06/28/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Missouri Employers Mutual has hired three executives, the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds announced in its latest ne...Read More
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