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Interdisciplinary Treatment Avoided Due to Psych Component, Some Say 05/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Although interdisciplinary rehabilitation programs can be an effective way to get injured employees back to work, payers are wary of the programs because one of the components is psychological treatment, some rehab specialists say. ...Read More

Injured Truck Driver Did Property Maintenance Work While Collecting Benefits 05/08/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 4 min read
A Cleveland-area man owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $200,000 after the agency found him working for almost seven years while collecting disability benefits. ...Read More

Insurers, Providers Back Bills to Improve CURES 05/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
As lawmakers consider bills to strengthen California's prescription drug-monitoring program, workers' compensation system users say the database remains an important part of the fight against opioid abuse and misuse. ...Read More

Inspector General Says Senior DEA Official Double-Dipped 05/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 650 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A senior official with the Drug Enforcement Agency failed to report $300,000 in income he received while receiving federal workers’ compensation benefits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice&rsqu...Read More
Industrial Commission Meets Tuesday on Opioid Rules 04/23/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will meet Tuesday to discuss an internal rules review committee report on tort claims rules and to discuss opioid utilization rules, the commission announced. The meeting will be...Read More

Insurance Dept. Approves 3.4% Rate Reduction 04/20/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Idaho Department of Insurance has approved a 3.4% rate decrease as proposed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. It takes effect May 31. ...Read More
ICA Schedules Hearing on Special Fund Assessment 04/20/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will hold a hearing in May on a proposed 0.5% assessment for the fund used to pay benefits in cases where an employer is uninsured, or a carrier or self-insured employer is no longer solvent. Carriers pay an assessment equal to 1% of premiums to cover ...Read More

Insurance Agent Accused of Taking Premiums for Personal Use 04/19/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 954 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Arkansas Insurance Commissioner this week suspended the license of an insurance agent and his agency after the agent was accused of fraudulently obtaining bank loans and converting premiums to personal use. ...Read More

Interpreters, Payers and Attorneys Voice Concerns About Proposed Fee Schedule 04/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1846 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation's proposal to reduce payments for interpretation services provided in the same time slot is drawing criticism from payers, applicants’ attorneys and interpreters for different reasons. ...Read More

IME Qualification Bill Heading to Conference Committee 04/16/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A bill that would establish qualification standards for Hawaii doctors conducting independent medical examinations is heading to an end-of-session conference committee after the House of Representatives refused to concur with amendments adopted in the Senate. ...Read More
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