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Agency Underpaid Outpatient Surgery Provider on 23 Claims 08/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court on Wednesday ruled that the State Office of Risk Management had been short-changing an outpatient surgical service provider by paying it less than half the amount that would qualify as “reasonable.” ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys: Argument That Comp Covers Inmates Could Cost County 08/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Attorneys representing a group of inmates who dispute Fresno County’s allegation that they are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage for injuries sustained in a gas pipeline explosion said the county’s argument that inmates are employees could be costly, according to a ...Read More
 
 

Apportionment, Debit Card Bills Heading to Governor 08/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
California lawmakers approved amendments to bills allowing employers to pay indemnity benefits though debit cards, and identifying conditions that must be considered when rating impairment resulting from occupational breast cancer claims, sending the measures to the governor. ...Read More
 
 

AIG Appoints John Repko as Chief Information Officer 08/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 3 min read
American International Group has appointed John P. Repko as executive vice president and chief information officer, effective Sept. 4. ...Read More
 
 

Airline Worker Gets Benefits for Fall in Airport Parking Lot 08/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an airline worker was entitled to benefits for his injury from a fall in a parking lot as he was arriving for the start of his shift. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Plans to Seek Review of 4th DCA Decision in Fraud Case 08/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 813 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The attorney for a chiropractor accused of fraud said he will ask the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court decision finding that the criminal indictment was procedurally sound. ...Read More
 
 

Alabama Man Sentenced for Taking Federal Benefits While Working for Botswana 08/17/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 697 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Alabama man who collected federal workers' compensation benefits while working for the Republic of Botswana has been sentenced to home confinement and $25 in court costs. ...Read More
 
 

Appropriations Committee Passes Debit Card Payment Bill 08/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would allow California employers to use prepaid debit cards to pay indemnity benefits. Th...Read More
 
 

Amendments Would Allow, not Mandate, Coverage for Las Vegas Shooting 08/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A recently amended bill would allow, but not explicitly require, California cities and counties to provide workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers injured while outside of the state. ...Read More
 
 

Another Insys Employee Pleads Guilty to Kickbacks 08/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The dragnet targeting pharmaceutical manufacturers that pay medical providers to write opioid prescriptions has continued to widen. Two month...Read More
 
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