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Finalists Named for Two Seats on Work Comp Court 08/13/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission has chosen five finalists for two seats on the state’s Workers’ Compensation Court. T...Read More

FUBA Switches to Lancer Indemnity for Members' WC Coverage 08/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Florida United Businesses Association now offers its members workers' compensation insurance through Lancer Indemnity Corp., the group announced this week. ...Read More

Feds to Award States $100M in Return-to-Work Grants 08/09/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A federal project that seeks to reconfigure the methods used to get injured and sick employees back to work as soon as possible has taken its first major step, receiving proposals from states seeking grants of up to $22.5 million apiece. ...Read More

Feds Pitch QMEs to Decide Necessity of Surgeries in Kickback Case 08/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1107 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Federal prosecutors are proposing that independent physicians be used to determine whether kickback-tainted surgeries at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach were medically necessary, to decide whether patients are entitled to restitution. ...Read More

Fitch Report Details Threats to Comp Profitability 08/03/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 818 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Medical inflation, an increase in litigation or a dampening of the current “heavily favorable” loss reserve development are a few of the factors that could help tilt workers’ comp’s extended streak of profitability in the other direction, according to a new report from Fit...Read More

First Doctor Caught in Opioid Dragnet Faces Mountain of New Charges 08/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Pittsburgh grand jury has re-indicted a holistic pain-management physician on charges of fraudulently prescribing opioid drugs and submitting false claims to workers' compensation carriers. ...Read More

Firefighter Accused of Falsifying Injury Claim 08/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 324 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
A Pennsylvania firefighter faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly lying to his superiors and police about being hit by a pickup while on duty, according to a report by ...Read More

Full and Final Settlements Allowed Starting Friday 08/02/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Starting Friday, Arizona insurers and claimants can enter into “full and final” settlements on accepted claims. ...Read More

Formulary, Disfigurement Bills Die as Legislature Adjourns 08/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
It was no Cinderella story. Rep. Sean Garb...Read More

FBI Raids Next Health Offices in Kickback Scheme Investigation 08/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 989 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 119 min read
Federal agents last week raided the corporate offices of a pharmacy network that has been the subject of a fraud investigation and whose owners are charged in a kickback scheme. ...Read More
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