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Illegal Opioid Prescribing Leads to Prison for Albion Doctor 05/19/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 643 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A family practice doctor in Albion, Michigan, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for illegally prescribing opioids and committing health care fraud. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Asks 3rd DCA to Revisit Ruling on Apportionment to Genetic Condition 05/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 883 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured police officer is asking the 3rd District Court of Appeal to revisit its decision finding that his permanent disability from a neck injury could be apportioned to account for genetics. ...Read More
Interpreters See Victory in Failed Court Case 05/10/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1854 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court decision dismissing a constitutional challenge to the lien declaration provisions in Senate Bill 1160 was not a complete loss, according to one of the plaintiffs in the case. While interpreters were unable to persuade the 1st District Court of Appeals in Sacra...Read More

Industrial Accidents Division Issues Reminder on Restorative Services Payments 05/08/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Division of Industrial Accidents published a reminder that providers of restorative services are eligible for reimbursement for up to seven procedures. ...Read More

Injured Teacher Can Collect TTD, Sabbatical Benefits and Be Paid More Than AWW 05/04/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 385 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled last week that an injured public school teacher was entitled to collect temporary total disability benefits while on sabbatical leave, even though that resulted in her receiving more money than she had been making while working. ...Read More

Issue of Payment for Pot Goes to State Supreme Court 05/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to weigh in on the question of whether workers’ comp payers should be required to reimburse the state’s injured workers for medical marijuana. ...Read More

Injured Worker Gets Lawn Care Services, but No Home Renovations 05/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 408 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an injured worker was entitled to lawn care services at her home in order to improve her depression and anxiety, but she was not entitled to coverage for the cost of renovations to her house. ...Read More

Insurance Industry Job Growth Slows to 800 in March 05/02/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employment growth within the insurance industry slowed during March, when only 800 jobs were added, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...Read More

ICA Adopting RBRVS Medical Fee Schedule 05/02/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is adopting Medicare’s resource-based relative value scale methodology for its medical fee schedule. &l...Read More
Insurance Department Proposes Changes to TPA Rules 04/27/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host a public hearing May 15 on changes to rules impacting third-party administrators. The changes will add references to the federal Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and ...Read More
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