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MarketScout Launches $25M Insuretech Venture Fund 09/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 371 | 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 | 278 | 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 | 1293 | 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 | 310 | 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 | 372 | 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

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction Raises Questions 09/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

Medicaid Can Pursue Full Settlement Amounts Starting Oct. 1 09/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1084 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

Medicare Advantage Plans Going After Attorneys for Conditional Payment Recovery 09/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More

Medical Board Adds Exception for Buprenorphine Mono-Product 09/19/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Virginia Board of Medicine emergency regulation regarding opioid prescribing has been modified to address sensitivity to naloxone when buprenorphine-naloxone products are prescribed. ...Read More

MSHA Proposes Changes to Final Rule on Mine Examinations 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More
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