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Orthopedic Academy Releases Carpal Tunnel Performance Standards 01/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approved performance measures for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome that payers could use to help rate provider quality. ...Read More

Orange County's Shaddi Kamiabipour Named Prosecutor of the Year 01/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Shaddi Kamiabipour, senior deputy district attorney for Orange County, has been named prosecutor of the year by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. ...Read More

One Provider Booted From System, Another Reinstated 01/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has temporarily suspended a chiropractor’s authorization to treat injured workers, and reinstated a doctor of osteopathy to the system. ...Read More

OSHA Issues $12,600 Fine After 'Walking Dead' Stuntman's Death 01/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A motion picture company is facing $12,675 in proposed federal penalties after a stuntman died during the filming of television show “The Walking Dead” in Senoia, Georgia. ...Read More

Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Up Treating Privileges 01/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bronx orthopedic surgeon Albert Graziosa has voluntarily resigned his authorization to treat injured workers, effective Dec. 28, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board says in Subject No. 046-1013...Read More

On-the-Job Overdose Deaths Surging, BLS Reports 12/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workplace fatalities increased for the third year in a row in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and officials said the nation’s opioid crisis may have played a role in the trend. ...Read More

OWCP Reviews Info Collection for Black-Lung Claims 12/29/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of a paperwork reduction effort, the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is inviting comment on the necessity of two forms used in coal miners’ claims for black lung benefits. ...Read More

Old Fund Nearly Debt-Free 12/28/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Old Fund, which had a debt of $3 billion in 2006, has reduced its debt to $29 million, Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy writes in the ...Read More

One Call to Change Referral Practices as Result of PT Settlement 12/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1023 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management will make sweeping changes in how it runs its physical therapy business to settle a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Independent Physical Therapists of California. ...Read More

Opioid Guidelines Proposed Via Formal Rule-Making 12/22/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 827 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission formally proposed opioid-prescribing guidelines incorporating few, if any, substantive changes over the draft proposal issued last month. ...Read More
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