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Man Ordered to Repay Nearly $10K in Benefits Received After Returning to Work 02/16/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Buffalo man must repay the $9,436.24 in workers' compensation benefits he improperly received from New York State Insurance Fund after he returned to work without notifying the carrier, an Erie County judge has decided.  ...Read More

Marshall Dennehey Expands Workers' Compensation Defense Practice 02/14/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The business law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its workers’ compensation department into Florida with the addition of three attorneys, the firm announced. ...Read More
Musculoskeletal Model May Help Predict Compensatory Injuries 02/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a model that could improve insight into how injury in one part of the body can lead to increased strain on another. The research is the first to convert the body’s entire network of bones and muscles into a comprehensive m...Read More

More Agreement on Drug Costs in Medicare Set-Asides, NCCI Finds 02/06/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The gap between workers’ comp Medicare set-aside amounts submitted to the federal government and the amount that’s approved has narrowed in recent years, due to greater agreement on future drug costs, according to a ...Read More

MLAC to Discuss Comp Exemption for Hockey Players at Meeting 02/05/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Oregon’s Management Labor Advisory Committee on Friday will discuss a bill that would explicitly exempt from workers’ compensation coverage players for a junior league hockey team. ...Read More

Man Gets 12 Months' Probation for Working While Collecting Benefits 02/01/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Clarion, Pennsylvania, man has been sentenced to 12 months of probation and 50 hours of community service following his arrest on workers’ compensation fraud charges. ...Read More

Medical Care for Worker in Pain Is Employer's Liability 01/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that an employer was liable for a worker’s future medical care for his injuries from two work accidents, even though the worker had pre-existing conditions. ...Read More

Mileage Reimbursement Increases to 54.5 Cents 01/26/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Division announced that injured workers who use their personal vehicle to travel for medical appointments after Jan. 1 will be reimbursed at a rate of 54.5 cents per mile....Read More

Medical Quality Audits Will Look at Opioid Prescribing, Referrals for Testing 01/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Texas regulators will take a close look at the opioid prescribing practices of medical providers, as well as the appropriateness of their referrals for testing, under the medical quality review annual audit finalized by the Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday. ...Read More
Medical Unit Accepting Applications for April 28 QME Exam 01/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 94 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Medical Unit is accepting applications for the qualified medical evaluator examination that will be held April 28. Physicians must pay a nonrefundable $125 fee to sit for the exam. Physicians are also required to complete a 12...Read More
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