Workers' Compensation News
Injured Worker Gets Lawn Care Services, but No Home Renovations
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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.
Insurance Industry Job Growth Slows to 800 in March
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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.
ICA Adopting RBRVS Medical Fee Schedule
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The Industrial Commission of Arizona is adopting Medicare’s resource-based relative value scale methodology for its medical fee schedule.
Insurance Department Proposes Changes to TPA Rules
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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 ...
IME Doctor's Sloppiness Results in MMI Determination Getting Thrown Out
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The Workers' Compensation Court of the State of Montana determined that a laborer could not be considered at maximum medical improvement because the independent medical evaluator's "sloppiness and inattention to detail" in examining his medical records led to an inaccurate repor...
Insurance Department Sets May 3 Hearing for Mid-Year Rate Cut
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The California Department of Insurance will hold a hearing May 3 on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s recommendation to reduce the advisory pure premium rate by 7.8%.
The bureau is recommending a rate of $2.02 per $100 of payroll for policies incepting on or ...
Industrial Commission's Nominating Council to Hold Annual Meeting
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The Ohio Industrial Commission Nominating Council will hold its annual meeting Monday to discuss the open public member seat on the Industrial Commission, review the 2016 Ombuds Office Annual Report and elect new officers.
The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Ohio Chamber of Commer...
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Today's Round Up
OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
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The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
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The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
CA - Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group
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Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive.
Duncan was director of the DIR from 2007 to 2011, and served as chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 2004 to 2007.
He worked as vice president of government affairs for US HealthWorks from 2012 to 2016, and held the same title at Western Dental Services, where he worked since 2016.
Cal Capitol Group said Duncan’s expertise and communication skills, as well as his contacts an.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
CA - Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit
CA - Court Revives Worker's Discrimination Claim
CA - DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database
CA - Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death
PA - Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill
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