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Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of State Fund RICO Case 01/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 787 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Broad liability releases in lien settlements prevent California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund from suing Accident Help Line and providers that the carrier says overbilled for medical treatment, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

A.M. Best Affirms PacificComp's Rating After Acquisition by CopperPoint 01/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 200 | 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

Amendments Adopted for Medical Reimbursements, Payment Rules 01/17/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has adopted amendments to three rules that become effective Feb. 25, and deal with inpatient hospital and medical fee schedules and rules for medical payment. ...Read More

Agency Withdraws Expedited Rule for Intervention Practices 01/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings has posted notice that it intends to withdraw proposed rules under the expedited rule-making process regarding workers&rsqu...Read More

Appropriations Committee Plans Hearing on Breast Cancer Rating Bill 01/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would specify how impairment ratings for breast cancer claims must be calculated. ...Read More

Agency Cracking Down on Rejected Settlements 01/15/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Commission is trying to reduce the volume of rejected settlements at the intake stage. In a ...Read More

Acquisition of Stonetrust Insurance Finalized 01/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The acquisition of Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. by Wintaai Holdings Ltd. has been completed, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

AmTrust's Founding Family Proposes Privatization 01/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Following a troubled year in 2017, AmTrust Financial Services announced that a private equity firm and members of its founding family want to privatize the company by buying all the common stock the family doesn’t already own. ...Read More

AAPAN to Expand Work Comp PBM Advocacy 01/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks is planning to increase its advocacy efforts in 2018 to educate state legislators and regulators about the value of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefits managers, the organization said. ...Read More

Adelin Vinas Moves Up to Atlantic Region Claims Director for MEMIC 01/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation carrier The MEMIC Group has promoted Adelin Vinas to the position of claims director of the Atlantic Region, which includes MEMIC’s Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices. ...Read More
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