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Injured Trucker Accused of Working While Receiving Full Benefits 07/19/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fort Plain trucker has been arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges after he allegedly worked as a long-haul trucker while receiving out-of-work benefits for an injury suffered at a different trucking company.  ...Read More

Injured Nurse Can Pursue Disability Discrimination Claim 07/18/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Supreme Court last week ruled that an injured nurse could move forward with her disability discrimination claim, as there was a triable issue as to whether she had been terminated because she was unable to perform her job without posing a risk of harm to herself or others. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Publishes Strategic Plan for 2018 07/17/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 575 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of administering the state’s workers’ compensation system, the Idaho Industrial Commission said it will focus on timely dispute resolution and technological improvements over the next four years. ...Read More

IMR Upheld 91.6% of UR Decisions in 2016 07/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More than nine out of every 10 treatment denials were affirmed by the independent medical review process created by Senate Bill 863, the Department of Industrial Relations said in a report published Thursday. ...Read More

Insurance Carrier Can Be Reimbursed for Firefighter's Cancer Treatments 07/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the health insurance provider for a cancer-stricken firefighter was entitled to full reimbursement for the bills it had paid for the firefighter’s medical treatment. ...Read More

IAIABC Releases Updated Guide to Data Reporting Standards 07/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has released its updated guide to data reporting standards.  ...Read More

ICA Soliciting Input on Process for Streamlining Treatment Authorization 07/12/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is seeking public input on ways to streamline authorization of medical treatment requests. The commis...Read More

Investigators: Man Got Comp Insurers to Pay $150K for Nonexistent Companies 07/11/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 606 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State investigators accuse a Raleigh man of orchestrating an elaborate scheme in which he got two insurance companies to pay him more than $150,000 in workers' compensation benefits on behalf of employers who did not exist, ...Read More

Insurance Agent Accused of Double-Dipping in $233,000 Scam 07/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 803 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a Lake Stevens man who claimed he was too disabled to work while running his own insurance agency has been charged with felony theft in a $233,000 workers’ compensation scam. ...Read More

Insurers Say Preauthorization for All Compounds Would Reduce Friction 07/10/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proposed amendments that would require all compounded medications to undergo preauthorization would reduce the number of disputes over medical necessity, the Insurance Council of Texas said Friday. ...Read More
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