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Bevin Appoints CFO to Represent Labor on Funding Commission 10/19/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 27 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1502 min read
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Timothy Densler to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Proposing Rule Changes on Behavior Assessment, Lumbar Surgery 10/16/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing changes to rules relating to behavior assessment and intervention services, payment for lumbar fusion surgery, and medical treatment reimbursement requests. ...Read More
 
 

BART Fined $650,000 for Worker Deaths 10/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The California Public Utilities Commission fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $1.3 million for safety violations that allowed a commuter train to hit and kill two workers in 2013, but BART will have to pay only $650,000 according to a report by the ...Read More
 
 

Brannan Now a Consultant for Opt-Out Group 10/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Former Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has been hired as a consultant to the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation, a national group that advocates for opt-out programs. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Require Transparency and Disclosure From PBMs 10/12/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Pharmacy benefit managers, the subject of criticism around the country that they don't always produce the cost savings they promise, would have to follow strict reporting and contractual requirements under a bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Submits Hodgepodge of Rule Changes to Legislative Committee 10/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation said Wednesday that it has filed with a legislative review committee 12 proposed rule changes relating to classification rates, security fund contributions, retrospective rating and other matters. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Awards Another Grant for Keeping Carcinogens off Firefighters 10/09/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has awarded the Grand Rapids Township Fire Department a $15,000 grant to help keep carcinogens off of firefighting gear and clothing. ...Read More
 
 

Board Adds, Removes Dozens From Authorized Provider List 10/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has removed dozens of medical providers from the list of those authorized to treat injured workers, and added dozens more, according to bulletins issued by the the board. ...Read More
 
 

Beecher Carlson Names Catherine Asaro National Operations Manager 10/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, a large-account insurance broker, has promoted Catherine Asaro to national operations manager, a newly created position. ...Read More
 
 

Businessman Charged With Fraudulently Billing $284M 10/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2639 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Southern California businessman was arrested on charges that include paying more than $8.8 million for patient referrals that were used to generate more than $284 million in bills for ancillary medical services. ...Read More
 
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