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Jacobsmeyer Featured During CCWC Conference Call 01/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 188 | 0
The California Coalition on Workers' Compensation will sponsor a conference call on Jan. 19 that focuses on changes in 2005 and the outlook in 2006 for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), California Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court. The call will feature comments fr...Read More
Jersey Druggist Sent to Prison for 4 Years 01/04/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 118 | 0
A Monmouth County, N.J., pharmacist has been sentenced to prison for a prescription fraud that cost Medicaid nearly $290,000, the state attorney general's office announced. Essex County Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin on Dec. 28 sentenced Milton Barasch, 75, of Aberdeen to four years in...Read More
Jobs, Comp Top Sanford's Legislative Agenda 12/13/2005
State: SC | Segment: Politics | 75 | 0
Keeping South Carolina residents working and addressing the soaring cost of workers' compensation coverage top Gov. Mark Sanford's legislative wish list heading into the new year, he told The Anderson Independent Mail in a one-on-one interview. When asked to identify his top legislative i...Read More
Judge: BWC Did End Run on Hospital Fees 12/13/2005
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 76 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation erred when it acted unilaterally and changed the hospital fee schedule for the treatment of injured workers, a judge has ruled. The Ohio Hospital Association had filed a lawsuit in early October in Franklin County Court, challenging the BWC's methods...Read More
Jury Awards $32M to Paralyzed Construction Worker 12/13/2005
State: CT | Segment: Courts | 156 | 0
A jury in Waterbury, Conn., awarded a paralyzed construction worker $32 million in a precedent-setting case that only went forward after the state Supreme Court allowed him to file a negligence lawsuit against the contractor. Norman Pelletier's spine was shattered when a steel beam broke l...Read More
Janitorial Firm Accused of Neglecting Safety 12/06/2005
State: MA | Segment: Safety | 87 | 0
A Massachusetts worker advocacy group accused a window-cleaning firm of recklessly disregarding safety recommendations, leading to the death of one window washer and critical injuries of another. The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) said in a press...Read More
Johnson Chosen Chairman of Pinnacol Board 11/29/2005
State: CO | Segment: Business | 233 | 0
The Pinnacol Assurance board of directors has elected Gary Johnson as chairman to replace Diedra Garcia, who will step down this week. She is leaving the board Nov. 30 to address the growing demands of her own company. "There's no such thing as a 'replacement' for Diedra -- her ...Read More
Judge Guts Fraud Case Against Vermont Doc 11/28/2005
State: VT | Segment: Fraud | 164 | 0
A Vermont eye doctor on trial for allegedly performing surgeries that weren't necessary has persuaded a federal judge to toss out the bulk of the charges against him. Dr. David Chase of Burlington has been on trial two months for 71 counts of health care fraud. Prosecutors allege that Chas...Read More
Journal Presents Roosevelt Award to HCA 11/21/2005
State: TN | Segment: Business | 28 | 0
HCA received the 2005 Theodore Roosevelt Workers' Compensation and Disability Management Award for the private sector last week in Chicago. Risk & Insurance magazine presents the award annually to companies that have exceptional employee injury prevention and return-to-work programs. The aw...Read More
Jopari Forms Partnership with UniMed 11/08/2005
State: CA | Segment: Business | 449 | 0
Jopari Solutions Inc. and UniMed Direct LLC on Monday announced a partnership agreement under which UniMed Direct will offer payment automation, including electronic delivery and presentment of Explanation of Review (EOR's). Jopari is a supplier of payment automation services for the insur...Read More
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