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Injured VA Nurse Accused of Submitting $72K in False Reimbursement Claims 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former nurse at the Syracuse Veterans Affairs hospital has been charged with wire fraud and theft for allegedly submitting $72,000 in false reimbursement claims to the U.S. Department of Labor in connection with her workers' compensation claim, ...Read More
ICA Adopts RBRVS Fee Schedule 09/19/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona adopted a new fee schedule based on Medicare’s Resource-Based Relative Value Scale that will apply for services rendered on or after Oct. 1. The new fee schedule includes three Arizona-only billing codes that were added in response to comments su...Read More

IME Fees and Conversion Factors Updated 09/19/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has adopted exempt permanent rules that update independent medical examination fees and workers’ compensation conversion factors. ...Read More

Industry Surprised by Sudden Decision to Enforce Lawyer-Only Filing Statute 09/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 928 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When an Industrial Commission official began spreading the word that the agency would no longer accept motions filed by insurance adjusters to compel action in workers' compensation claims, the news caught many in the industry by surprise. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Considering Changes to PBM Rules 09/15/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner is accepting comments on possible rule-making to implement a 2016 bill creating a second appeals process for small pharmacies to challenge drug prices set by pharmacy benefit managers, and requiring PBMs to register with the state. ...Read More

Industrial Commission to Stop Accepting Motions From Adjusters 09/14/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Starting next week, employers and insurers that want to compel action or respond to a worker's attempt to compel are going to have to get a lawyer, as the North Carolina Industrial Commission will no longer accept motions for relief filed by insurance adjusters. ...Read More

Insurance Recovery Group Appoints Paul James as President, CEO 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance Recovery Group, a national firm focused on subrogation, second injury funds and cost containment for the property and casualty industry, has named Paul James as its president and chief executive officer. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Reminds Carriers to Register for E-Filing 09/14/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 656 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission said carriers could lose their authority to write workers’ compensation insurance in the state if they don’t register as trading partners before new electronic reporting requirements take effect in November. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Properly Exercised Jurisdiction Over Order Awarding PTD Benefits 09/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio Court of Appeals ruled that the Industrial Commission properly exercised continuing jurisdiction over a staff hearing officer’s order to deny a worker’s application for permanent total disability benefits. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Moves to Shorten Notification Time for Canceled Policies 09/07/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Maryland Insurance Commissioner has proposed amending a rule that governs the terms of canceling a workers' compensation policy. The rul...Read More
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