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Tom Allen Named VP of CNA's Boston Branch 12/14/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Property and casualty insurer CNA has appointed Tom Allen vice president of its Boston branch, the company announced Tuesday. ...Read More

Tower MSA Webinar to Offer Medicare Set-Aside Insights 12/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tower MSA Partners is hosting a free webinar Thursday on speedy and cost-effective approvals of Medicare set-aside proposals. The one-hour webinar wi...Read More

Treatment Guidelines Allow Radio-Frequency Ablation of Occipital Nerve Injuries 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to authorization for a radio-frequency ablation procedure to treat an occipital nerve injury. ...Read More

Treatment Provider Gets Additional Payment After Being Shortchanged by FairPay 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of additional payment, attorney fees and penalties to a health care provider on its claim that it had been shortchanged by a carrier based on the recommendation of FairPay, in violation of the FairPay class action settlement agreement. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Says Flexibility Is One Benefit of New Provider Network 12/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The decision by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. to launch its own medical provider network is aimed in part at giving the company more opportunities to explore outcomes-based agreements with providers, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ...Read More

Transfer of Catastrophic Claim Proves Importance of Filing in Multiple Jurisdictions 12/07/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A trucker who has had almost 400 surgeries since he was pinned between his delivery truck and a parked car in 2002 will see the rest of his workers’ compensation claim play out in North Carolina, his home state, rather than Tennessee, where his employer filed the claim without his knowledge...Read More

Telemedicine Could Play Key Role in Musculoskeletal Treatment, Doctors Say 12/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is well-suited to virtual care approaches such as telemedicine, which may provide more opportunities to address a patient’s psychosocial issues, a pair of orthopedic surgeons said in a journal article this month. ...Read More

Texas Mutual's Outlook Upgraded to Positive by A.M. Best 12/06/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best has revised its outlook to positive from stable for its long-term issuer credit rating for Texas Mutual Insurance Co. At the same t...Read More

Texas Mutual Launching Own Health Care Network 12/05/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Monday that it is launching its own health care network for policyholders, called WorkWell, TX.  The carrier ...Read More

Turmoil at PatNat, Guarantee Insurance Has Ripple Effects 12/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The financial meltdown at Patriot National and Guarantee Insurance Co. has left winners and losers in its wake. ...Read More
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