State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Supreme Court on Monday received an employer's answer brief in a dispute over the constitutionality of the use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment in assigning disability ratings injured Oklahoma workers....Read More
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 592 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal grand jury in Dallas has indicted eight people for allegedly defrauding the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs out of $158 million by bribing doctors to prescribe compound medications that cost up to $28,000 per container.
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 585 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A White House press release erroneously implied that the Affordable Care Act caused a Colorado business' workers' compensation premiums to skyrocket, editorial writer Jon Healey of the Los Angeles Times wrote Wednesday.
State: NA | Segment: Top | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
More than one-third of reports from consulting physicians for orthopedic injuries in emergency rooms were inaccurate in a recent study, including 30% of open fractures that were described as closed, according to findings detailed this month in AAOS Now, a publication of the American Academy of Or...Read More
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 445 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission announced that it is postponing until November its Electronic Data Interchange update.
The commission initially planned on requiring carriers, third-party claims administrators and self-insured employers to start submitting claims data using EDI Claims Rele...Read More
State: NA | Segment: Top | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Payers scored a win this week when a Washington court limited their obligation to pay for court costs in cases where a worker asserts a third-party liability claim, but took a hard loss in North Carolina as to their own ability to pursue such claims.
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a veteran State Compensation Insurance Fund employee could not proceed with his suit against his former attorney or labor union related to the alleged mishandling of his claim against his former employer.