Workers' Compensation News
CWCI Releases Interactive Data Tool for Members
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The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released a new data tool that allows its members to analyze various aspects of claims experience from eight regions in California using data from 2007 to 2016.
Claimants' Attorneys: Proposed Protz Fix Unconstitutional
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
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Two Pennsylvania claimants’ attorneys, including the one who represented Mary Ann Protz in a case that led to the elimination of impairment rating evaluations, said Wednesday that a proposed bill aimed at reinstating IREs is unconstitutional because it contains a retroactive provision.
Calculation of AWW Properly Excluded Period of Unemployment
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An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s average weekly wage at the time of his industrial injury was properly calculated based on his earnings in the year prior to his injury, divided by the number of weeks he was employed.
CWCI Posts Formulary Webinar on Website
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The California Workers’ Compensation Institute posted to its website an on-demand version of a webinar exploring proposed formulary regulations that are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
CMS' New CRC Contractor Has Experience With Medicare, Student Loans
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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A company that goes after borrowers who have defaulted on student loans has now been tasked with recovering money from workers’ comp carriers and other payers that owe money to Medicare.
Court Revives Appeal by Uninsured Employers' Fund
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A New York appellate court revived an appeal by the Uninsured Employers’ Fund challenging a judge’s finding as to the liability of an uninsured employer, saying the fund had filed a timely protest.
Court Upholds Award of TTD and Enhanced PPD for Injured Health Care Worker
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The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a former health care worker was entitled to an award of temporary total disability benefits for a back injury, and that her permanent partial disability benefits were appropriately enhanced due to her inability to return to her old job.
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OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
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The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
CA - Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group
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Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive.
Duncan was director of the DIR from 2007 to 2011, and served as chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 2004 to 2007.
He worked as vice president of government affairs for US HealthWorks from 2012 to 2016, and held the same title at Western Dental Services, where he worked since 2016.
Cal Capitol Group said Duncan’s expertise and communication skills, as well as his contacts an.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
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