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A.M. Best Affirms PacificComp's Rating After Acquisition by CopperPoint 01/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best has removed the ratings of comp carrier Pacific Compensation Insurance Co., also known as PacificComp, from review. A.M. Best on W...Read More

2nd DCA Upholds Worker's Conviction for Insurance Fraud, Attempted Perjury 01/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court upheld a worker’s conviction and sentence for insurance fraud and attempted perjury after he lied about needing a cane because of a plethora of alleged on-the-job injuries. ...Read More

NCCI: Medical Pot, Air Ambulances, Attorneys' Fees Among Notable Court Rulings 01/18/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation attorneys who keep an eye on trends influencing how courts interpret the grand bargain in 2018 have likely noticed recent cases concerning air ambulances, medical marijuana, attorneys’ fees and treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Commercial Use of Self-Driving Vehicles Could Come Quickly, Some Predict 01/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The introduction of self-driving vehicles could have a major impact on workers’ compensation, some say, as work injuries from driving accidents are vastly reduced and a large number of transportation jobs are eliminated. But how soon the autonomous vehicles will hit the road is a matter of ...Read More

Two More States Considering Drug Formularies 01/18/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Massachusetts would create its own formulary, and Indiana would adopt the Official Disability Guidelines formulary, under a pair of new bills pending before lawmakers. ...Read More

Meeting on Neck, Back Treatment Guidelines Set for Jan. 27 01/18/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Massachusetts group that develops the medical treatment guidelines used in the state’s workers’ compensation system will hold a meeting on a new draft of the Neck and Back Treatment Guidelines on Jan. 27. ...Read More

Clinic Manager Receives 12-Year Sentence for Oxy Distribution 01/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A woman who managed a medical clinic that prosecutors say was a pill mill has received the longest prison sentence of the six who pleaded guilty to roles in the scheme. ...Read More

Senator Proposes to Extend Hospital Billing Rate 01/18/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah state Sen. Karen Mayne introduced a bill that would extend a law requiring workers’ compensation carriers and self-insured employers that have not entered reimbursement contracts with hospitals to pay 85% of billed rates. ...Read More

No Benefits for Paraplegic Worker Whose Accident Was Outside COE 01/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned an award of benefits to a paraplegic worker, finding he had a fixed place of employment and that he was outside the scope of his employment when he suffered his catastrophic injuries in a car accident. ...Read More

Employers' Reform Proposals in Play for 2018 Session 01/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer-backed bill proposing changes to subrogation rules, claim acceptance authority, occupational disease standards, the minimum age to settle a claim and how courts in Washington should construe the state’s workers’ compensation laws was carried over to the 2018 legislative se...Read More
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