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First-Responder Liaison Looking to Make Presentations to Agencies 10/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
After hiring a first-responder liaison, as directed by state lawmakers, the Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel is taking the show on the road. ...Read More

Fraud Investigations Help, but Problem Is Much Bigger, Critics Say 10/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Two years after a state audit report slammed the North Carolina Industrial Commission for failing to ferret out noncompliant employers, the agency says its investigations have quadrupled since. ...Read More

Frequency Increases for Private Self-Insureds 10/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reports that frequency for private self-insured employers per 100 employees increased last year for the first time in a decade. ...Read More

Fraud Charges Uncover High-Volume Radiology Business 10/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2716 | 7 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
No single company was hit harder by the lien declaration requirement California lawmakers created in 2016 than Vital Imaging, a radiology firm that a federal grand jury alleges was part of a vast scheme to defraud carriers out of $284 million. ...Read More

Fee Dispute Can't Resolve Challenge to Reasonableness of Supplies Provided to Worker 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania last week ruled that an insurance carrier cannot raise a defense in a fee review hearing based on the alleged unreasonableness of the service for which it refused to pay. ...Read More

FDA Backs Study on Effectiveness of Compounded Pain Creams 10/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning a study on the safety and effectiveness of compounded topical pain creams. The FDA last wee...Read More

Firefighter's Retirement Didn't End Entitlement to Supplemental Earning Benefits 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an injured firefighter was entitled to continued supplemental earning benefits after retiring, since he had no intention to stop working. ...Read More

Firefighters Endorse Sununu After His Support of Presumption Law 09/28/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
For the first time since 2004, a New Hampshire firefighters' labor union is endorsing a Republican candidate for governor. It's largely because of the candidate's support for a  presumption law that provides workers' compensation coverage for firefighters with cancer. ...Read More

Formulary Committee Explores Usability 09/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
OAKLAND, Calif. — Members of the committee created to advise the Division of Workers’ Compensation on changes to the formulary launched at the start of the year dedicated the majority of their first meeting Wednesday on discussing ways to improve usability for payers and provider...Read More

Formulary Guidelines Prohibit Conflicts of Interest, Allow Approval With Phone Call 09/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IN | Segment: Top | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
One call. That may be all it takes for employers and insurance carriers to authorize the use of drugs that aren't on Indiana's new formu...Read More
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