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DWC Recommends Submitting Lien Declarations by 5 p.m. June 30 06/23/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lien claimants who have not yet filed a declaration mandated by Senate Bill 1160 to preserve their claims should do so by the close of business on June 30, according to the Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Employer Can't Apportion Liability for Disability From Poor Surgical Outcome 06/23/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 2nd District Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled that an employer with a legal obligation to provide medical treatment to an injured worker is responsible for any disability arising directly from an unsuccessful medical intervention, without apportionment to any non-industrial causes for the un...Read More

Alliant Names Reshma Dalia CFO of Specialty Group 06/23/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliant Insurance Services has promoted Reshma Dalia to chief financial officer of Alliant Specialty Group, the company announced on Thursday. ...Read More

Drugmakers Criticized for Pricing 'Shenanigans' 06/23/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The drug company strategy of packaging two inexpensive products together and selling them at a huge markup has a new twist. Duexis, a combi...Read More

WCC Finalizes New Medical Fee Schedules to Reduce Number of Disputes 06/23/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After six years of haggling between medical providers and insurers, the Workers’ Compensation Commission has released new and final medical fee schedules, and ground rules on how to apply them. ...Read More

Employer Can't Advance Billing Dispute Claim at OWC 06/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not bring an administrative action disputing its obligation to pay a hospital’s bill for treating an injured employee. ...Read More

PIANY Applauds Passage of 30-Day Notice Bill 06/23/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An association of New York insurance agents applauded the passage of a bill requiring workers' compensation insurers to notify policyholders at least 30 days before their renewal date if their premiums are slated to go up more than 10%. ...Read More

High Court: Tennessee Can Oversee Claim, Despite Arkansas-Based Employer 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee's workers' compensation panel found that Tennessee courts had jurisdiction over two Tennessee truckers' workers' compensation claims because evidence existed of a "substantial connection between Tennessee and the employer-employee relationship.&...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Appeal of Dismissal of Outrage Claim Against Employer 06/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an injured worker could not appeal the dismissal of her claim for the tort of outrage until her remaining claims against her employer for comp benefits and retaliatory discharge could be decided. ...Read More

FDA Meeting to Focus on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids 06/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 63 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will host a public workshop on July 10-11 to discuss methods for evaluating the impacts of abuse-deterrent opioids. ...Read More
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