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Emergency Rule Published on Self-Insurance for Jockey Fund 03/01/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted an emergency rule that gives the Jockey Fund the option to self-insure for workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Employer Won't Challenge Ruling on Availability of PTD Benefits 02/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
An Oklahoma employer will not be challenging a unanimous Workers’ Compensation Commission decision from last month that held the employer liable for the payment of permanent total disability compensation to an injured worker. ...Read More

Employer Can't Approve Treatment by Provider Other Than Worker's Authorized Doctor 02/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer cannot authorize treatment for a worker but insist that a doctor other than the worker’s authorized physician perform the treatment. ...Read More

Employer May Present Evidence That Worker Blamed Injury on Dog 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a store clerk could not bar her employer from introducing reports that she indicated she had injured her shoulder by falling over a dog. ...Read More

Ex-Doctor to Spend 8 Years in Prison for Overbilling, Writing Unlawful Opioid Scripts 02/13/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A former Kentucky doctor will spend eight years in prison after admitting to prescribing opioids to more than a dozen people who didn’t need them, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week. ...Read More
Ex-Janitor To Spend 30 Days In Jail, Pay $40K Restitution Over Comp Fraud 02/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 814 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 175 min read
A former janitor at the Sacramento City Unified School District will spend 30 days in county jail and five years on probation after pleading no contest to felony insurance fraud, the Sacramento County District Attorney ...Read More
Employers Can Get Credit for Social Security Benefits 02/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
In a case of first impression, Maine's high court ruled that an employer paying workers' comp benefits is entitled to a credit against its liability to account for overpayments previously made while the employee was receiving Social Security retirement benefits. Case: Urrutia...Read More

EK Health Names Kerri Wilson President, COO 02/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 623 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
EK Health Services Inc., a provider of workers' compensation managed care services, has named Kerri Wilson as its president and chief operating officer. ...Read More

Employer Waited Too Long to Challenge Ruling on Doctor Panel 02/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals declined to consider the merits of a dispute over whether an employer had to provide an injured worker with a panel of physicians from which she could select a new authorized treatment provider. ...Read More

Electronic Records System Launch Set for October 02/06/2018
State: KS | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Kansas Division of Workers Compensation is inching ever closer to the October launch of its electronic records system. Contractor CapTec...Read More
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