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IMC Studies Released - Dr's Don't Make Enough 10/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 70 | 0
Two groundbreaking studies released by the Industrial Medical Council (IMC) reveal that in California, physician work and practice expenses for evaluation and management (E/M) services are higher for injured workers than for non-workers' compensation patients, the CA Department of Industrial Relatio...Read More
Int'l Organization Members to Share Reinsurer Data 10/07/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 53 | 0
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) governments are to make a concerted effort to improve transparency and protect integrity in the insurance market by exchanging information on matters relating to the activities and solvency of reinsurers. Under a newly published...Read More
IAIABC Says PEO Regulatory Issues Heating Up 10/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 63 | 0
Regulatory issues surrounding Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are heating up with the withdrawal of major carriers from insuring these organizations for workers' compensation, says the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). This withdrawal of pri...Read More
IO Supreme Crt: Hepititis C Case Not Time Barred 09/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 62 | 0
The Iowa Supreme Court earlier this month ruled that a health care worker who contracted hepatitis C after coming in contact with a patient's blood, but didn't learn she was infected until five years later, can still get workers' comp benefits.In Perkins vs. HEA of Iowa, Inc., etc. (No. 82 /...Read More
IMC Report: Medical Fees Insufficient by 23% 09/20/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 69 | 0
Yesterday at the regularly scheduled meeting of the California Industrial Medical Council, a report commissioned by the Council from the Lewin Group of Falls Church, Va. was presented finding that medical vendors on average need an increase of 23 percent on fees to stay in business.The Lewin...Read More
Injunction Issued Against TWCC Fee Schedule 08/22/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
Yesterday Travis County, Texas, Judge John Dietz issued a temporary injunction against the Medical Fee Guideline (MFG), which was slated to go into effect September 1, 2002. Yesterday it was reported that Texas physicians and the AFL/CIO were jointly protesting the new fee schedule, and that...Read More
Injury From Washing Feet, Not Work, Say Records 08/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 54 | 0
Nasir Husain, 59, was arrested by investigators from the California Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division. Husain was arrested at his home in Westminster on 19 felony counts of insurance fraud. On February 1, 2001, Husain, who worked for Johnson Controls...Read More
Insurance Fraud Seminar 09/08 in Albuquerque 08/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 105 | 0
The International Association of Special Investigations Units will be holding their annual Seminar on Insurance Fraud on September 8 through the 12th, 2002 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM.The Seminar is the world's largest annual, education event regarding insurance f...Read More
Insurance Employment Declining 08/06/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
A.M. Best reports that overall employment in the insurance industry declined by 1,000 in July to 2,365,000, reflecting a total job loss of 3,000 among insurance carriers that is partially offset by a gain of 2,000 jobs among insurance agents, brokers and services.The numbers are based on B...Read More
IAIABC Poll on Terrorism Exclusion - Only IL Permi 07/24/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
The IAIABC has informally polled state workers' compensation agencies on whether they allow exclusions for acts of terrorism in workers' compensation insurance. The poll found that the following states did not authorize exclusions for any form of workers compensation coverage: Arkansas, Ca...Read More
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