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Workers' Compensation News


Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court revived a worker’s disability discrimination claim after she allegedly suffered a psychological injury because of pervasive harassment by her supervisor. ...Read More

CRIB Files for 5.1% Rate Decrease 10/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has submitted a filing seeking a 5.1% decrease in the overall level of rates and rating values, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill 10/17/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1703 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association didn’t pull any punches. ...Read More

Comp Fund Gets Partial Restitution From Suicidal Woman Who Assaulted Cop 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a criminal defendant could be ordered to pay restitution to a municipal employer’s workers’ compensation fund. ...Read More

Court Denies Review of Order Compelling Worker's Family to Provide Evidence 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court dismissed a claim against the New York City Transit Authority for an employee who died while riding the subway to work. ...Read More

Conservative Think Tank Encourages Lawmakers to Curb Physician Dispensing 10/17/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An opinion piece by conservative think tank Illinois Policy Institute encourages state lawmakers to pass a bill that would limit physician dispensin...Read More

Complaint Accusing Mesa Pharmacy of Fraud Reveals Dealings With Indicted Providers 10/16/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1854 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The tentacles of Southern California compound-drug schemes have reached across the country to New York, where an investment house has won a judgment against a drug compounder for allegedly selling it uncollectible receivables.  ...Read More

Communication Is Key to Successful UR, ACOEM Says 10/16/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Respectful communication between medical providers and physician reviewers is one of the keys to successful utilization review in workers’ compensation, according to a new position statement from an occupational medicine association. ...Read More

Chiropractors Accused of Fraudulent Billing 10/13/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Atlanta-area chiropractors have been arraigned on federal conspiracy and fraud charges after being accused of submitting false claims to carriers, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia ...Read More

City Votes to Cover Remaining Portion of Salary for Officer on TTD 10/13/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The city of Baxter Springs has voted to cover the portion of an injured police officer's salary that is not covered by workers' compensation, ...Read More
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