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Governor Wants PTSD Presumption Narrowed to First Responders
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The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee is considering Gov. Phil Scott’s request that it narrow a bill to make only first responders eligible for workers’ compensation over mental injuries.
GOP-Controlled Statehouses Pushing Pro-Business Comp Reforms
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Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign legislation passed by the state Senate on Monday that reduces workers’ benefits but which supporters say improves the state’s competitive position with its neighbors.
Grauer & Associates Adds Andrew Kriegel as Partner, Changes Company Name
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The Schaumburg-based law firm of Paul W. Grauer & Associates has changed its name to Grauer & Kriegel LLC, adding workers’ compensation attorney Andrew J. Kriegel as a named partner.
Kriegel, who represents victims of workplace injuries and other accidents, joined Graue...
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OR - WCD Holding Educational Conference in November
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding its 15th annual education conference on Nov. 8 and 9 in Salem.
The division said the conference is intended to increase understanding of the state’s work comp system but hast not published a schedule outlining specific topics that will be covered during the two-day event.
Registration is $350 per person.
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held at the Salem convention center.
A registration form is here, and more information will be posted here when available.
CO - Pinnacol Holding Conference on Fraud
Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance is holding its second annual workers’ compensation fraud conference in November.
The two-day event will explore the keys to successful workers’ compensation fraud prosecutions, including tips on how to write reports of suspected fraudulent activity for prosecutors to investigate.
The conference will also include sessions discussing provider fraud, employer fraud and labor brokering.
The conference runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3.
The event is being held at Pinnacol’s office, 7501 E. Lowry Blvd. in Denver.
OR - Police Department Outfitting Rifles With Suppressors to Save on Comp Costs
Police officers in Spokane, Washington, will soon be carrying suppressed rifles in their cruisers in an effort to shield themselves from hearing damage and avoid related workers' compensation claims, according to a report by the Spokesman-Review.
The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane City Council approved a contract to purchase suppressors for 181 service rifles to protect the city from the legal cost of compensation claims filed by police officers. Although they're colloquially know as "silencers," suppressors don't actually silence a gun.
The newspaper said th.
NATL. - WCRI Webinar Focuses on Fee Schedule Designs
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Key decisions that states have to make when designing and updating medical fee schedules will be the topic of a webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Nov. 2.
Senior Public Policy Analyst Rebecca Yang and economist Olesya Fomenko will discuss WCRI research on fee schedules, and take questions from the audience. Studies to be covered in the webinar include:
Designing Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedules 2016. The study highlighted important design choices that public officials face in adopting, reforming and updating fee schedules for physicians, and dis.
PA - Agent Charged With Additional Insurance Fraud Crimes
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An insurance agent charged with defrauding three clients this summer was arrested Thursday on alleged violations involving three additional firms, The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Timothy Hewitt, 41, of South Abington Township, was charged with insurance fraud, forgery and theft against Arc Electric of Hazleton, Hi-Tech Flooring of Kingston and Designtech Interiors of Kingston.
Authorities say Hewitt collected nearly $14,000 from the companies to post insurance bonds that they needed to secure certain jobs, but he never sent the money to the surety company.
CA - Marketer Said to Be Fishing for Deal Long Before Feds Started Busting Kickback Rings
CA - Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court
CA - Convicted Fraudster Was Entitled to PPD Award for Legitimate Injury
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
FL - Rate Decrease Would Mean Lawmakers Have No Stomach for Reforms
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
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