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CMS Backs Off From Bundled Payments as Comp Moves Cautiously 11/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 891 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed scaling back its bundled payment program for knee replacements and other procedures, even as the workers’ comp industry seems unsure of how to proceed with the payment model. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Employer's Malpractice Action Against Former Attorney 11/13/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court revived a corporation’s malpractice suit against its former attorney for failing to defend it from an ex-employee’s retaliatory discharge claim.  ...Read More

Court Grants Discovery in Collection Dispute Between Self-Insured Trust and Ex-Members 11/13/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court last week ruled that the administrators of a group self-insured trust were entitled to compel the production of a report on its alleged mismanagement. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of WC Benefits to Firefighter With ALS 11/13/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a firefighter was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as he failed to prove his work-related exposure to toxins had caused him to develop this neurological disease. ...Read More

Court to Hold Public Meeting on Rule Changes Dec. 13 11/13/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nebraska's workers' compensation court will hold a public meeting Dec. 13 to discuss amending its fee schedule and its rule on lump-sum settlements.  ...Read More

Commissioner Approves 9.5% Rate Cut 11/10/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier on Thursday approved a revised National Council on Compensation Insurance recommendation for an overall rate level decrease of 9.5% and a premium level decrease of 9.8%, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Benefits to Widow for Fatal Accident 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court upheld an award of benefits to a widow for her husband's fatal crush injuries from being pinned between a bridge and an aerial lift. ...Read More

Court Tosses Former Comp Judge's Award of Punitive Damages in Discrimination Action 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompcentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 477 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Missouri appellate court overturned a former comp law judge’s $2.505 million award of punitive damages on his claim that he was wrongfully fired in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination he allegedly suffered because of a disability. ...Read More

Clinic Owners Charged With Kickbacks in $7.2 Million Federal Comp Fraud Scheme 11/10/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 589 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owners of a medical clinic in Houston face 27 charges including kickbacks and money laundering in a grand jury indictment accusing them of defrauding the federal employees’ workers’ compensation program out of $7.2 million. ...Read More

Commercial Bakery Faces $123K in OSHA Fines 11/10/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 443 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A commercial bakery in Bellevue, Nebraska, is facing proposed penalties of $122,625 from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly exposing workers to unguarded machinery and electrical hazards. ...Read More
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