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Medicaid Can Pursue Full Settlement Amounts Starting Oct. 1 09/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 985 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State Medicaid systems are expected to become much more aggressive in trying to collect money they’re owed from workers’ comp settlements, as the result of a federal law that takes effect on Oct. 1. ...Read More

Medicare Advantage Plans Going After Attorneys for Conditional Payment Recovery 09/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 664 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Plaintiff attorneys working on workers’ comp settlements have something new to worry about: Medicare Advantage Plans are now coming after them if a medical treatment conditionally paid for by Medicare is not reimbursed as required. ...Read More

Medical Board Adds Exception for Buprenorphine Mono-Product 09/19/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Virginia Board of Medicine emergency regulation regarding opioid prescribing has been modified to address sensitivity to naloxone when buprenorphine-naloxone products are prescribed. ...Read More

MSHA Proposes Changes to Final Rule on Mine Examinations 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has published two proposed rules in the Federal Register that would change the agency’s final rule on examinations of workplaces in metal and nonmetal mines. ...Read More

MedRisk President Mike Ryan Named CEO 09/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MedRisk President Mike Ryan has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of the workers’ comp managed physical medicine company. ...Read More

Mullen & Filippi's San Diego, Redding Offices Gain New Managers 09/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1057 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The managing associate partner of Mullen & Filippi's Redding office is moving to its San Diego office, the workers' compensation defense firm announced. ...Read More

Mediation Director Honored With IAIABC's NextGen Award 09/12/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Brian Holmes, director of mediation and ombudsman services for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, has received a NextGen award from the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. ...Read More

Marijuana Case Watched Closely as Oral Arguments Near 09/11/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that will decide whether workers’ comp payers can be ordered to reimburse claimants for medical marijuana is scheduled for oral arguments on Wednesday. ...Read More

Medical Office Staff Can Learn Comp Basics 09/11/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Texas San Antonio Small Business Development Center will offer training for medical office staff on Oct. 5. ...Read More

MLAC to Review Premium Assessment at Sept. 18 Meeting 09/06/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee will review proposed premium assessment rates for 2018 as well as possible rule-making related to worker-requested medical examinations, during a Sept. 18 meeting. ...Read More
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