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Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing 12/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, Calif. — A sparsely attended hearing on proposed permanent rules to suspend providers from California’s workers’ compensation system yielded a request for better ways to identify those no longer allowed to treat injured workers, a call for guidance on the retroacti...Read More

Investigation Into Double Electrocution Leads to Fraud Charges 12/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors in Southern California have filed workers’ compensation fraud charges against the employer of two men who were electrocuted on the job, alleging he underreported payroll and misclassified his employees to make it appear they were in less dangerous positions, according to ...Read More

Proposed Telemedicine Expansion Welcomed While Details Debated 12/12/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An informal draft rule intended to expand injured workers’ access to telemedicine services in Texas received a warm reception from those who commented on the proposal, but also raised a number of questions. ...Read More

Lawmaker Seeks to Forbid Providers From Sending Workers' Bills to Collections 12/12/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Jersey banned providers from invoicing workers for unpaid workers’ compensation medical bills five years ago. But when Ron Dancer’s constituent approached him recently with a ruined credit rating and a story, the assemblyman knew the balance-billing issue wasn’t over in...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claim for Carpal Tunnel Injury, Allows Remand of Claim for Back Injury 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for his carpal tunnel syndrome, since he failed to provide his employer with timely notice of his condition, and that the workers’ compensation commissioner will have to evaluate the man's claim for a back i...Read More

Medical Advisory Board to Hold Next Meeting Jan. 23 12/12/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rhode Island’s Workers’ Compensation Court Medical Advisory Board will hold its next meeting Jan. 23. The Board meets every four to si...Read More

Treatment Guidelines Allow Radio-Frequency Ablation of Occipital Nerve Injuries 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 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

Dispute as to Worker's Involvement in Moving Equipment Didn't Foreclose Summary Judgment 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that questions as to whether a worker had actually been involved in moving a heavy reel of electrical wire at a constriction site did not prevent him from entitlement to summary judgment for injuries. ...Read More

SAIF Board and Audit Committee Meeting Wednesday 12/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The SAIF board of directors will discuss the carrier’s 2018 budget, a small business digital strategy and other matters during a meeting in Salem on Wednesday. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits to Veteran Coal Miner With History of Injuries 12/12/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld a denial of permanent total disability benefits to a longtime coal miner with a 45% whole person impairment. ...Read More
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