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Workers' Compensation News


Carriers Push for Restitution in Pacific Hospital Case 05/23/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
What may be the final effort to secure restitution from the perpetrators of what has been called the largest workers’ compensation fraud case in the history of the California Department of Insurance is based in part on the words of the man who masterminded the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach...Read More

England Ponticello & St. Clair Names Oberjuerge Partner 05/23/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
California workers’ compensation defense firm England Ponticello & St. Clair announced that Alex M. Oberjuerge was named partner. Oberjue...Read More

Senate Gives Thumbs-Up to Four Comp Bills 05/23/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 693 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The California Senate unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit the use of genetic characteristics in apportionment decisions, and another measure that would require medical provider networks to pay contracted providers at least as much as Medicare does. ...Read More

Cancer Bill Amended on House Floor; Senate Has Days to Act 05/23/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Just as stakeholders on both sides of the debate over which cancers should be presumed compensable for Texas firefighters thought they had finally reached a workable solution, a last-minute amendment may cause complications. ...Read More

Worker Can Bring CT Claim Without Proving New Injury 05/23/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
A divided Iowa appellate court ruled that a worker did not need to prove she had suffered a distinct and discrete injury in order to pursue a claim for a cumulative trauma to her ankle. ...Read More

Proposal on Military Hospital Balance Billing Goes to Governor 05/23/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 21 min read
If Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs a measure passed by the Legislature, insurance carriers will no longer be able to demand that military hospitals abide by the state's workers' compensation fee schedules. ...Read More

Passage of Time Foreclosed Worker's Request to Reopen Claim 05/23/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not request a reopening of his claim for benefits for injuries at the World Trade Center site because too much time had passed. ...Read More

WCA Seeking Comments on Reappointment of Judge 05/23/2019
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 42 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is accepting comments through June 3 regarding the reappointment of Judge Leonard J. Padilla. ...Read More

Panel Upholds Award of Treatment, Overturns Award of Attorney Fees 05/23/2019
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an order compelling an employer to continue providing medication to an injured worker, but it overturned an award of attorney fees. ...Read More

AmTrust, Optum Report Drop in Opioid Prescriptions 05/23/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
AmTrust Financial Services Inc. and pharmacy benefit manager Optum announced that a program launched in 2018 has reduced the number of prescriptions including opioids, by 13,000. ...Read More
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