Workers' Compensation News
PR Expert Says Law Firm Turned Lemons Into Lemonade
State: PA | Segment: NORTH |
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An attorney who specializes in legal public relations said a Philadelphia claimants’ firm provided a “blueprint” for how to respond to a negative investigative report.
Payers' Acceptance of Medical Marijuana Growing
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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Medical marijuana is moving into the mainstream in workers’ comp, with another major carrier announcing a process for providing cannabis to claimants.
Providers Gear Up to Fight Proposed Medical Fee Schedule
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top |
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The Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council is expected on Wednesday to bless legislation that would create a quasi-Medicare-based fee schedule and is girding for a major fight with health care providers.
Pinnacol Launches Digital Platform for Small-Biz Policies
State: CO | Segment: WEST |
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Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, is launching a new digital platform to make it easier for small businesses to buy workers’ comp policies without using an agent.
Psychologist Was Prison Employee, Not Independent Contractor
State: OH | Segment: NORTH |
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An Ohio appellate court ruled that psychiatrist who had worked at a state prison was not an independent contractor, but a public employee eligible to participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
Paradigm Outcomes to Acquire Surgical Management Company
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL |
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Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of medical management for catastrophically injured workers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ForeSight Medical, a surgical device cost-containment company.
Phil Bean Joins Alliant's Boston Office
State: MA | Segment: NORTH |
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Alliant Insurance Services has hired Phil Bean as senior vice president in the Boston office of its Alliant Americas division.
Post & Schell Adds Associate Lauren Cheever
State: PA | Segment: NORTH |
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Workers’ compensation defense attorney Lauren Cheever has joined Post & Schell as an associate in the firm's Allentown, Pennsylvania, office.
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FL - Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFLA-News Channel 8 reported.
Patronis told the station he supports measures that would award lost wages to first responders who develop mental injuries without accompanying physical ailments, commonly called “mental-mental” claims.
Current state law covers only medical benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder without physical injury.
“It’s a change that shows that we care most about.
OR - WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has announced that monthly benefits for all children of workers killed in industrial accidents will increase to 25% of the average weekly wage at the start of the year.
Monthly benefit amounts are unchanged for surviving children receiving payments at a rate of 25% of the AWW, or for surviving children and dependents with no surviving parent who are completing secondary education or obtaining a general education development certificate.
Any benefits currently being paid at the rate of 10%, however, must be increased to 25% at the start of t.
NM - WCA Schedules Training Sessions for Mandatory E-Filing System
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will hold free training sessions throughout December on a new electronic filing system that will become mandatory at the start of the new year.
Effective Jan. 1, all represented parties will be required to use the Electronic Adjudication Management System, or EAMS, to file court documents in all workers’ compensation cases. Workers and employers who are unrepresented will not have to use the electronic filing system, but are encouraged to do so, the WCA said.
The WCA said it will hold training sessions for EAMS on the following .
AZ - Attorney Diana Ezrre Robles Joins Tucson's Showard Law Firm
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Personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation attorney Diana Ezrre Robles has joined Tucson's Showard Law Firm, Inside Tucson Business reports.
Diana Ezrre Robles
Ezrre Robles was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1997 after graduating from the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. She has practiced in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and workers' compensation for most of her career.
Prior to joining Showard Law Firm, Ezrre Robles worked at Snow, Carpio & Weekley PLC in Tucson. She recently.
CA - Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills
CA - No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint
CA - Jury Trial in $20 Million Kickback Case Enters Week Two
CA - DWC Suspends 21 Providers, Some Tied to Medicare Fraud
CA - Employer Assessments Increasing by 56.1% as Lien Fee Revenues Drop
CA - Little Explanation for Large Increase in SIF Costs
CA - Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme
NATL. - Benchmark Study Finds Decrease in Claim Closure, More Tracking of Provider Performance
NY - DOL Denies Workers' Comp to Ground Zero OSHA Inspector With Lung Disease
CA - DWC Approves Carve-Out Agreement Between Los Angeles and Police Union
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