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Former Health Official: Non-Narcotic Pain Treatment Is the Way to Go 01/26/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
A former director of the Rhode Island Department of Health spoke to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council this week about the role non-narcotic pain treatment centers play in the fight to quash the opioid epidemic, the news site Uprise RI ...Read More
 
 

Furniture Assembler Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud After Making Facebook Posts 01/25/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
A Connecticut furniture assembler has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud after an investigation by the chief state attorney’s workers’ compensation fraud unit, Connecticut’s Division of Criminal Justice announced this week. ...Read More
 
 

Formulary Launches Quietly; Focus Shifts to Transition Deadline 01/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
California’s new prescription drug formulary, which launched Jan. 1, appears to have caused no more disruption than the related update to the state’s evidence-based treatment guidelines that took effect one month earlier. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Trial Judge Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Exclusive Remedy 01/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A federal trial judge in Oklahoma rejected an injured worker’s constitutional challenge to the exclusive remedy provision of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More
 
 

Four Named to KEMI Board of Directors 01/18/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday announced four appointments to the Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance Authority board of directors. ...Read More
 
 

Filing Deadline Didn't Bar Suit by Worker Compensated for Injuries Out-of-State 01/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the state's time limit for a worker to file a third-party claim did not apply to a truck driver in-training who had received benefits under the laws of another state. ...Read More
 
 

Former JCC Wins 1st Round in Legal Battle Challenging Nominating Commission 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: Top | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Former Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Gerardo Castiello has prevailed in his first of three challenges to the process used to nominate workers’ compensation judges. ...Read More
 
 

Feds Net 3 Convictions for Pain Cream Kickback Scheme 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando, Florida-area pharmacy owner, doctor and patient recruiter have been convicted of roles in a pain-cream kickback scheme that defrauded the military’s health care program of about $4.3 million, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. ...Read More
 
 

Former Temp Agency Head to Report for 2-Year Federal Sentence March 1 01/17/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 297 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A woman in charge of several Massachusetts temporary employment agencies will report to federal prison on March 1 to serve a two-year sentence on tax evasion charges. ...Read More
 
 

Fees for Temporary Nursing Services to Increase by $2 Million 01/16/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amendments to the regulation on temporary nursing services would raise the maximum rate for services by $2.05 million, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services says. ...Read More
 
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