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Formulary Talks to Continue During LMAC Meeting on Tuesday 09/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Labor-Management Advisory Council will continue debating the possibility of adopting a prescription drug formulary when it meets Tuesday. The council has been discussing a workers’ compensation formulary since at least 2015 when state lawmakers failed to pass a bill ...Read More

Former Physician Indicted on Fraud and Drug Charges 09/28/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Lebanon physician who operated two clinics in Russell County has been indicted on federal fraud and drug charges. A federal grand jury ch...Read More

Fees Can't Be Assessed on Carrier for Allegedly Unreasonable Delay in Authorizing Surgery 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not liable for the payment of attorney fees for its allegedly unreasonable delay in authorizing surgery.   ...Read More

Foot and Ankle Specialist Joins OrthoAtlanta 09/25/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Minoo Hollis, a foot and ankle specialist, has joined OrthoAtlanta in Stockbridge. Hollis will provide care to patient...Read More

Fines for Uncorrected Errors in Unit Stat. Reports to Double Next Year 09/22/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Carriers that fail to file their unit statistical reports to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurance Association will be fined $100 per month instead of the current $50, under a revision to the Minnesota Statistical Plan that will take effect July 1, the association announced. ...Read More

Former Insurance Broker Sentenced for Fraud 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former insurance broker has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny and fraud. ...Read More

Former Airport Security Officer Pleads Guilty to Workers' Compensation Fraud 09/14/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Employer
A former airport security officer has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining nearly $40,000 in federal workers’ compensation benefits. Richard ...Read More

Fraud Cleanup Starts Moving; Other Bills Heading to Governor's Desk 09/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2881 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A key legislative committee passed a measure intended to close possible loopholes in last year’s fraud-fighting bills while California lawmakers sent to the governor bills addressing apportionment discrimination and the makeup of State Compensation Insurance Fund’s board of direc...Read More

Forged Insurance Certificate Brings Fraud Conviction Against Contractor 09/08/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 698 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Georgia contractor was sentenced to eight years of probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $3,748 in restitution after pleading guilty to a premium fraud charge, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday. ...Read More

Former CHP Officer Gets 6 Months in Jail for Overstating Physical Limitations 09/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years' probation after pleading no contest to insurance fraud, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More
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