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Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Up Treating Privileges 01/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 219 | 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 | 795 | 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 | 364 | 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 | 322 | 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 | 1180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
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 | 900 | 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

OSHA Announces $182,000 Settlement From 2011 Grain Elevator Explosion 12/22/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 339 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration entered into a $182,000 settlement with Bartlett Grain Co. LP over a 2011 grain elevator explosion that killed six workers and sent two to the hospital. ...Read More

Occupational Fatalities Drop 3% in 2016 12/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The number of fatal workplace injuries in California dropped 3% in 2016, the Department of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

On-the-Job Deaths Increased 3.4% Last Year 12/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational deaths in Texas increased 3.4% in 2016 over the prior year, with pedestrian vehicular fatalities increasing 50%, the Division of Worker’s Compensation says in a new report. ...Read More

OWCP Awards $166M Contract for Medical Bill Processing System 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CNSI, a health care management technology company based in Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $166 million contract by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs. ...Read More
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