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Provider Can't Seek Payment From Employer for Bill Partially Paid by Medicaid 04/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a treatment provider could not obtain payment from an employer for services billed to Medicaid after accepting payment from the federal program. ...Read More

Postal Worker Pleads to Federal WC Fraud 04/06/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A former postal worker in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal workers' compensation system of more than $16,800, the U.S. Attorney's office ...Read More

Plumbing Contractor Cited for Excavation Hazards Twice in 6 Months 04/05/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 62 min read
A Nebraska plumbing contractor accused twice in six months of failing to protect workers from excavation hazards faces $38,061 in penalties by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration. ...Read More

Proposed Interpreter Regulation Would Bring Clarity, Some Say 04/04/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has rolled out a long-awaited fee schedule regulation for interpretive services, which emphasizes the use of certified interpreters and eliminates calculations of charges based on “market rate.” ...Read More

Proposed Interpreter Rules Set Max Full-Day Fee at $448 for Single Hearing 04/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1001 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
An interpreter fee schedule proposed by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Monday would establish a uniform fee structure based on the federal court system, with higher rates for certified interpreters as opposed to those who are provisionally certified. ...Read More

Precariously Stacked Boxes Endangered Dollar Tree Workers, L&I Says 04/03/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 93 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has cited Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for alleged workplace safety violations including blocked emergency exits and boxes stacked dangerously high. ...Read More

Pilot Concerned About Inadequate Rest Breaks Must Be Reinstated, OSHA Says 03/30/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered an air ambulance company to reinstate a pilot who lost his job after complaining about what he believed were violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. ...Read More

Postal Worker Raced Motorcycles While on Benefits, Indictment Says 03/23/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former Ohio mail carrier fell on ice in 2011, injured his knee, and received almost $94,000 in workers' compensation benefits over the next two years. ...Read More

Pinnacol to Mail $50 Million in Dividend Checks 03/22/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
Businesses in Colorado covered by the state-chartered Pinnacol Assurance should soon receive their share of the $50 million dividend that the carriers’ board of directors approved last year. ...Read More

Property Owner Held Personally Liable for Benefits to Laborer 03/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld an award of benefits to a worker who was injured in a car accident while being driven to a private residence. ...Read More
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