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Doctor Sentenced to Five Years for WC Fraud, Overprescribing 05/29/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 886 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
After an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, a Hillsboro doctor was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud and for overprescribing pain medications. ...Read More

DOL Offering Grants for Return-to-Work Pilot Projects 05/25/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor is offering $20 million in grants for the development of new strategies to keep people with a work-related disability on the job. ...Read More

DIR Opens Registration for Educational Conference 05/25/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 105 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 28 min read
The eighth annual Nevada Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will feature sessions exploring large-deductible policies, vocational rehabilitation and worker misclassification, according to an agenda the Division of Industrial Relations released when opening registration for the eve...Read More

Doctor, Ambulance Providers Suspended for Fraud 05/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1324 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
A Los Angeles physician, and the owner and the manager of a Los Angeles ambulance service, were added to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation banned medical provider list on Wednesday. ...Read More

Department Wants Questionnaire From Opioid Care Applicants 05/24/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents has produced a questionnaire for prospective opioid care coordinators to complete and help in the selection process. ...Read More
Division Posts Instructions for Calculating Self-Insurer Assessment 05/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a bulletin with instructions for calculating self-insured employer premium assessments for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Self-insured employers are allowed to calculate premium assessments using either a “normal plan&rd...Read More

Direct Deposit Payment Bill Gets Another Shot 05/22/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A bill that would authorize payments to injured workers by direct deposit will have another shot at approval in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More

DOT Worker Convicted of Fraud 05/21/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 1 min read
A jury convicted a former worker for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on 37 felonies relating to bills for medical services that were never performed. ...Read More

David Michelson Appointed to Baldwin & Lyons Board 05/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 73 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Baldwin & Lyons Inc., a specialty property-casualty holding company in the transportation and workers’ compensation insurance industries, has appointed David Michelson to its board of directors. ...Read More

DA Announces Fraud Charges Against Retired L.A. Police Officer 05/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that a former city police officer was accused of fraud, but didn’t provide much in the way of informati...Read More
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