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Marketer Said to Be Fishing for Deal Long Before Feds Started Busting Kickback Rings 10/10/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2692 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More than four years before federal prosecutors took down a Southern California hospital executive who was paying off a corrupt state senator, an ex-convict set up a meeting with an insurance company investigator to discuss trading inside information for immunity. ...Read More
Meeting Between NWCC Officials, VR Providers Set for Oct. 20 10/06/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The next meeting between vocational rehabilitation service providers and Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court employees is scheduled for Oct. 20. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the court's administrative offices, 1221 N St., Suite 402, in Lincoln. At the last meeting...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Pain Cream Scheme 10/06/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pennsylvania pharmaceutical sales representative has pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the military's health care program by submitting fraudulent claims for compounded pain creams, the U.S. Department of Justice ...Read More

MedExpress to Open Two Clinics in Texas 10/02/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MedExpress Urgent Care is expanding into Texas this month, with clinics that will be connected to Walgreens stores. The new centers will be in Da...Read More

Maximum Weekly Total Disability Benefit Increases 5.8% 10/02/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has set the new maximum total disability weekly compensation rate for fiscal 2018. ...Read More

MarketScout Launches $25M Insuretech Venture Fund 09/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MarketScout, a Dallas-based insurance exchange and managing general agent, has formed an insuretech venture fund. ...Read More

Maximum Weekly Benefit Will Remain at $913 09/27/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has set a new average weekly wage, and maximum and minimum benefits, for dates of injury between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30, 2018. ...Read More

Medical Ethicist Says Attorney- and Doctor-Owned Pharmacy is Conflict of Interest 09/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 1221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A mail-order pharmacy owned by a Pennsylvania claimants’ law firm and a group of physicians who refer injured workers there for prescription drugs is a blatant breach of medical ethics, a bioethicist said Monday. ...Read More

Medical Expert Opinion Testimony Was Sufficient to Support PTD Award 09/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of permanent total disability benefits for a back injury, as the opinions of two medical experts were sufficient evidence to support the award. ...Read More

Mid-Atlantic Firm Franklin & Prokopik Hires 2 Attorneys In Baltimore Office 09/22/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mid-Atlantic business law firm Franklin & Prokopik has hired two attorneys in its Baltimore office, the Daily Record reports. ...Read More
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