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Injured Worker Allegedly Captured on Film Swinging Sledgehammer, Operating Backhoe 06/26/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Massachusetts prison guard was indicted Thursday after the Attorney General's Office accused him of collecting $15,895 in workers' compensation benefits while running a construction and snow-removal business, though he claimed he was not working. ...Read More

Injured Workers Tell Lawmakers Their Concerns Over Proposed Reforms 06/23/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan called representatives to a special meeting on Thursday to hear how Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed overhaul of the state’s workers’ compensation laws will affect injured workers. ...Read More

Interest in Telemedicine Surges 06/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California may be shaping up as a battleground for workers’ comp telemedicine services, as one major occupational medicine provider has chosen the Golden State as its starting point for telemedicine, just as another player has added telemedicine to its provider networks. ...Read More
IAIABC Holding Convention in Portland 06/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is holding its 103rd convention in Portland, Oregon, in October. The four-day conference will include sessions on regulatory and judicial updates, as well as discussions on the future of the workers’ compens...Read More

Injured Grocery Store Worker Arrested on Comp Fraud Charge 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central New York woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of defrauding the workers' compensation system and obtaining food stamps she may not have been entitled to, New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced ...Read More

IAIABC Invites Members to Learn About Formularies 06/22/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, or IAIABC, is offering resources to its members regarding workers’ comp drug formularies. ...Read More

Insurers Welcome Preauthorization for All Compounds, Citing Lack of Efficacy 06/20/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 714 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The practice of slipping multi-thousand-dollar tubes of pain cream past Texas workers' comp insurers will become much more difficult under proposed rules to require preauthorization for all compounds. ...Read More

Insurance Department Proposes Amending Reinsurance Rules to Adopt NAIC Model Reg 06/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Insurance is proposing incorporating a National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ model regulation into state rules governing reinsurance. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Moves Forward on ASC-Challenged Rule 06/16/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 691 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is moving forward with an amendment to its ambulatory surgical center (ASC) fee schedule that was challenged by medical providers years ago. ...Read More

Insurers Can No Longer Offset PTD Payments for Workers Getting Retirement Benefits 06/15/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 626 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A law passed by the Minnesota Legislature in reaction to a pair of state Supreme Court decisions will boost permanent total disability benefits for some injured workers and allow insurers that pay on time to receive relief from the state’s Special Compensation Fund. ...Read More
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