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Evidence Didn't Support Inference That Worker's Intoxication Led to Fatal Accident 04/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned a denial of benefits to a worker’s widow, deciding that the record evidence did not support a finding that his intoxication contributed to his death from being struck by a truck. ...Read More

Ex-Deputy Gets 180-Day Sentence for Fraudulent Claim 04/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 636 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A former San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 180 days in jail for filing a false claim for a back injury, according to a report by the CBS affiliate in San Die...Read More

Employer's Failure to Offer Position to Injured Worker Didn't Entitle Her to Additional Benefits 04/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a finding that a former employee of the state Department of Correction was not entitled to additional benefits based on her employer’s failure to offer a position after she was cleared to return to work. ...Read More

Employers Group Spreading Word That Burgess Puts Medical Costs in Crosshairs 04/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
There's a new sheriff in town who won't allow price gouging on medications, or loopholes for exorbitantly priced, repackaged drugs. And soon, he'll be coming after high prices charged by outpatient clinics. ...Read More
EK Health Teams Up With MLB on Managed Care Program 04/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
EK Health has announced a partnership with Major League Baseball for a national managed care program. EK Health will provide case management, utilization review, medical bill review and provider network management to MLB. The partnership also includes Fairly Group, an insurance br...Read More

Employers Oppose Bill to Cover Police Officers Injured Out of State 04/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 931 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Employers say a bill that would allow California peace officers to seek workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that occur outside of the state would unnecessarily create a gray area in the state’s workers’ compensation law. ...Read More

Employer Wasn't Entitled to Presumption That Worker's Drug Use Caused Accident 04/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 295 min read
A divided Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a truck driver for an injury to his hand, finding that his employer was not entitled to a statutory presumption that his accident had been occasioned by the use of methamphetamine. ...Read More

Estate Has to Pay $650,000 for Deceased Doctor's Overbillings 04/09/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Pennsylvania physician fraudulently upcoded medical treatments on injured postal workers for more than 10 years, and now his estate has agreed to pay $625,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations, the U.S. Attorney ...Read More

Express Scripts Names Mike Cirillo President of myMatrixx 04/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Express Scripts Holding Co. has named Mike Cirillo president of myMatrixx, a workers’ comp pharmacy benefit manager that Express Scripts acquired in May 2017. ...Read More

End of an Era as DIR Director Christine Baker Abruptly Retires 04/03/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4125 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Christine Baker, director of the California Department of Industrial Relations since 2011, has retired. ...Read More
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