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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.
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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.
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As treatment of injured workers’ opioid addiction is finding its way into more workers’ comp claims, the industry’s next debate could turn out to be over what type of addiction treatment is best.
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State Medicaid systems are expected to become much more aggressive in trying to collect money they’re owed from workers’ comp settlements, as the result of a federal law that takes effect on Oct. 1.
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Plaintiff attorneys working on workers’ comp settlements have something new to worry about: Medicare Advantage Plans are now coming after them if a medical treatment conditionally paid for by Medicare is not reimbursed as required.
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The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has published two proposed rules in the Federal Register that would change the agency’s final rule on examinations of workplaces in metal and nonmetal mines.