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Workers' Compensation News


Federal Government Violated FOIA by Withholding Information From Injured Workers 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
A federal trial judge in Colorado has ruled that the government violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to fully release information related to referee physicians and claimants involved in workers' compensation cases. ...Read More

Focus on Co-Morbidities in Claims Sharpens as Workforce Ages 09/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The U.S. workforce is growing both older and heavier, driving an intensifying interest in the workers’ comp industry on employee wellness programs, some say. ...Read More

Firefighter Pushes Back After City Sues for Legal Fees in Cancer Presumption Case 09/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Texas firefighter has taken to the airwaves because the city of Austin filed suit against her after she was diagnosed with cancer and won a workers' compensation claim. ...Read More

Funding Commission Proposes Repeal of Audit Expense Rule 09/05/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 8 min read
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is proposing to repeal a Workers’ Compensation Funding Commission rule that governs the payment of audit expenses by taxpayers. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Glitch Continues to Haunt Providers 08/31/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 823 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Despite two statements from the Division of Workers’ Compensation that acupuncture is compensable, some claims administrators continue to deny payment for the service, according to a medical billing software provider in Southern California. ...Read More

Former Executive Can't Proceed With Suit for Refund of Self-Insurance Deposit 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the former president of a defunct corporation could not maintain a lawsuit against the commissioner of the Department of Workers' Claims or the Kentucky Individual Self-Insurance Guaranty Fund for failing to refund the company’s leftover security...Read More

Fraud Reporting Bill Clears Legislature 08/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
California lawmakers voted to send to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would clarify how state agencies share data about workers’ compensation fraud, and will allow more money to flow to district attorneys prosecuting fraud cases. ...Read More

FDA Seeks Opioid Guidelines Tailored to Specific Conditions 08/24/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 211 min read
Current federal guidelines discourage the use of opioids for treating acute pain beyond three to seven days. But what if the guidelines were more specific, with prescribing recommendations for pain resulting from a bone fracture, a knee surgery or a spinal fusion — all based on medical...Read More

First-of-its-Kind Legal Action Taken Against Opioid Prescribers 08/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: Top | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
In what’s being described as a first-of-its-kind move against doctors suspected of illegally prescribing opioids, temporary restraining orders were issued that forbid two Ohio doctors from writing prescriptions. ...Read More

Fraud, Out-of-State Coverage and Drayage Bills Amended 08/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The chairman of the California Assembly Insurance Committee eliminated contentious language relating to privacy laws from a fraud-fighting bill and attempted to further clarify conditions in which police officers can be covered for injuries occurring outside of the state. ...Read More
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