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Workers' Compensation News

Claimant Can't Refuse Doctor Without a First Visit 01/02/2007
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 340 | 0 | Popular with Array
A claimant must at least begin treatment with the physician who the claimant seeks to change before requesting another authorized doctor, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled. The court said in Butler v. Bay Center/Chubb Insurance Co., 1D06-1235, 12/29/06, that accordi...Read More
Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Forgery 01/02/2007
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 136 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced a Cincinnati chiropractor pleaded guilty to one count of workers' compensation fraud and one count of forgery, both fifth-degree felonies, in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The bureau reported Henry Bell paid $110,524 in restitutio...Read More
Conn. to Have New Insurance Commissioner 01/02/2007
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 55 | 0
Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell is expected within days to appoint a new insurance commissioner to replace Susan Cogswell who resigned last month as part of an agency-level housecleaning. Six department heads resigned barely two weeks before the start of Rell's new term as governor. "...Read More
CRM Makes Changes in Top-Level Management 01/02/2007
State: NA | Segment: People | 252 | 0
CRM Holdings, a workers' compensation services provider to self-insurers, announced top-level management changes following the acquisition of the Majestic Insurance Co. Daniel G. Hickey Jr. will move from co-Chief executive officer to chief executive officer and remain chairman of the boar...Read More
Concentra Completes Sale of First Notice 01/02/2007
State: TX | Segment: Business | 207 | 0
Concentra Operating Corp. announced last week it has completed the sale of First Notice Systems, a Boston-based provider of first notice of loss or injury services to carriers. Concentra, a Texas-based workers' compensation network provider, said it will apply about $25 million of the proce...Read More
Comp Attorneys Were Targets of Violent Acts 12/26/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The point-blank shooting of a popular applicants' attorney in his office claimed a life in a year marred by violent acts and threats against workers' compensation attorneys and court staffs. Jay BloomBecker of Santa Cruz County was found shot to death in his law office on June 14 and pol...Read More
Controversial Medical Fee Schedule Implemented in Ill. 12/26/2006
State: IL | Segment: Top | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Despite criticism from many quarters, Illinois adopted a controversial medical fee schedule -- the first for the state. The schedule was mandated by legislators in 2005, but it came under fire from many stakeholders before its adoption. Critics included trial lawyers, the AFL-C...Read More
California, Texas Medical e-Billing Work Advances 12/26/2006
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 107 | 0
California and Texas moved forward with efforts to launch a uniform system for electronic medical billings, winning approval from a key subcommittee of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. IAIABC officials reported it appeared likely other states co...Read More
Chubb Settles Commission Probe for $17M 12/22/2006
State: NA | Segment: Top | 194 | 0
The Chubb Corp. announced Thursday that it entered into a $17 million settlement agreement with attorneys general of New York, Connecticut and Illinois to resolve allegations made during an industry-wide probe into contingent commissions. Chubb said that state investigators and an indepe...Read More
Court Updates Jan. 9 Lincoln Case List 12/22/2006
State: NE | Segment: Regulatory | 98 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court posted an update on cases to be considered at its Jan. 9 call in Lincoln. Case set for the 9:30 a.m. session include Murphy v. City of Grand Island, Johnson v. Swift & Co., Resendiz v. Weathercraft Enterprises, Taylor v. Da...Read More
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