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Jury Convicts Radiologist on 39 Counts in Kickback Case 12/15/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Beverly Hills radiologist Ronald Grusd will return to court in March to learn his sentence after a federal jury convicted him on 39 counts relating to a kickback scheme that prosecutors say generated $25 million in fraudulent bills for services provided to injured workers in California. ...Read More

DWC Updates Ambulance Fee Schedule 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule for 2018. ...Read More

Prosecutors: More Than 14,500 Pacific Hospital Procedures Tied to Kickbacks 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 909 | 1 | Popular with Legal
More than 14,500 patients had surgeries or other procedures performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach that were “likely the result of a kickback payment,” according to recently filed court documents. ...Read More

4th DCA Publishes Ruling on Scope of Carrier's Subrogation Rights 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 632 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th District Court of Appeal this week ordered publication of its decision establishing that an insurance carrier has the right to reimbursement of the benefits it paid to an injured worker from her recovery from a third party. ...Read More

Fla. PEO Under Fire for Denying Undocumented Workers' Claims Tried Same Tactics in Calif. 12/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When representatives of Southern California firm Kamran Staffing Inc. learned from an insurance broker that a Florida professional employer organization could handle their workers’ compensation for cheap, they thought they’d found a pretty good deal. ...Read More

Bill Would Permit Fund of Last Resort to Sell Health Insurance 12/15/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Democrats and a Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have introduced for the third time a bill that would allow State Workers’ Insurance Fund to sell health insurance. ...Read More

Jay Lefkowitz to Lead XL Catlin's North America Risk Management Arm 12/15/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Property and casualty insurer XL Catlin has promoted Jay Lefkowitz to president of its global risk management business in North America, the company announced Thursday. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Low, Stable From 2010-15, WCRI Finds 12/15/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Of the 18 states that had their 2010-15 workers’ compensation medical costs analyzed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Michigan’s were among the lowest, the nonprofit organization reported. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Additional TTD for Worker's Hernia Injury 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the report of the doctor who performed a physician review constituted “some evidence” to support a denial of a worker’s claim for temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Termination of Worker for Failing to Provide Medical Documentation 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a worker did not comply with his employer’s demand to provide medical documentation to a workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More
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