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Procedural Flub Prevented Board From Accepting Worker's Resignation Letter as Evidence 12/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Board could not consider an injured worker’s resignation letter in determining her entitlement to benefits, since her employer did not complete an affidavit explaining why it had not submitted the document. ...Read More

Premiums Down 63% Since 2005 Reforms, DWC Says 12/18/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Legislative reforms enacted in 2005 to create a drug formulary and health care networks, and an emphasis on workplace safety, have dropped Texas workers’ compensation premiums by 63%, the Division of Workers’ Compensation says. ...Read More

Prosecutors: More Than 14,500 Pacific Hospital Procedures Tied to Kickbacks 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1763 | 1 | Popular with Legal
More than 14,500 patients had surgeries or other procedures performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach that were “likely the result of a kickback payment,” according to recently filed court documents. ...Read More

Proposed Telemedicine Expansion Welcomed While Details Debated 12/12/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An informal draft rule intended to expand injured workers’ access to telemedicine services in Texas received a warm reception from those who commented on the proposal, but also raised a number of questions. ...Read More

Proposed Opioid Rules Draw Flurry of Feedback 12/12/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has released written public comments received in response to the draft opioid utilization rules developed by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force. ...Read More

Policyholder Notification Bill Sent to Governor 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill has been delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to require workers’ compensation insurers to notify policyholders at least 30 days before their renewal dates if their premiums are slated to increase by more than 10%. ...Read More

Praxsyn Corp. Misses SEC Reporting Deadline 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 219 min read
The parent corporation of a shuttered Southern California compounding pharmacy missed the latest U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission deadline, meaning the company hasn’t filed a financial statement since late 2015. ...Read More

Pulse First Responder With PTSD Dismissed From Police Force 12/07/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando-area police officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting has lost his job six months shy of vesting into the pension system, which would have guaranteed him 64% of his salary with benefits for life, ...Read More

Postal Worker Gets 15 Months for Fraudulent Claim 12/05/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 511 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 267 min read
A former U.S. Postal Service employee snared by an FBI sting that involved setting up a kayaking trip to see whether she was really injured was sentenced to 15 months in prison the ...Read More

Proposed Opioid Guidelines Recommend 3-Day Prescribing Limit 12/05/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Work Group convened by the state has released for public comment a set of opioid prescribing guidelines that recommend a three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain. ...Read More
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