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Claimants Continue Fighting Stayed Liens as Wait for Injunction Continues 12/18/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Companies alleged to be affiliated with criminally charged providers are continuing to fight the freezing of their liens in the trenches of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board while waiting for the final wording of a pending federal injunction relating to the automatic stay created by S...Read More

Court Upholds Restitution for Expenses Before Worker Began 'Milking' Claim 12/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 52 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th District Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld a sentence ordering a worker to pay restitution for investigatory expenses incurred over the course of her admittedly fraudulent claim — not just the expenses incurred after her doctor determined she was "miking it." ...Read More

Cal-OSHA Cites Three Contractors for Oakland Structure Collapse 12/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined three contractors $147,315 for safety violations following the collapse of a temporary mold and vertical shoring that sent 13 workers to the hospital. ...Read More

Contractor Faces $131K in Fines for Alleged Trench Hazards 12/18/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 23 | 0
A Georgia contractor that allegedly didn’t provide protection for employees working in a trench is facing $130,552 in proposed federal penalties. ...Read More

Conversion Multiplier Increases 1.3% for 2018 Medical Fee Schedule 12/18/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 41 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has released its Maryland specific conversion multiplier for its 2018 medical fee schedule. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Additional TTD for Worker's Hernia Injury 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the report of the doctor who performed a physician review constituted “some evidence” to support a denial of a worker’s claim for temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

Court Rebukes Doctor for Unprofessional Conduct 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday rebuked a doctor who treated injured workers, for his practice of writing prescriptions for oxycodone for patients in bars, restaurants and parking lots in exchange for payment. ...Read More

Comp Board Attorney Charged With Falsifying Time Sheets at Previous Job 12/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A senior attorney for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has been charged with stealing nearly $12,700 in pay for which she was not entitled while working for another state agency. ...Read More
Commission Opens New Headquarters 12/14/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission officially began full operations Wednesday in its new headquarters, the former Media General building at 333 E. Franklin St. in downtown Richmond. The commission is leasing four of the building’s five floors — a total of...Read More

Calls Renewed for Managed Care Price Transparency in Comp 12/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Little progress has been made on managed care price transparency in workers’ compensation, industry observers say, even though the issue has been debated for years. ...Read More
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