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Proposed Opioid Rules Draw Flurry of Feedback 12/12/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 372 | 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 | 262 | 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 | 545 | 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 | 471 | 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 | 521 | 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 | 311 | 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

Panel Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Establishment of Comp Court 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a state trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a worker’s claim for benefits for an alleged occupational disease, and that the worker had forfeited his constitutional challenges to ...Read More

Preliminary Review Finds Lien Filings Dropping Again, Medical Costs Ticking Up 12/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1924 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The post-reform honeymoon period marked by falling medical costs in California may be over, but new restrictions on liens that took effect at the start of the year appear to be responsible for another large drop in new filings, according to data collected by the Workers’ Compensation Insura...Read More

Pre-Operative Tests Drawing Increased Payer Scrutiny, Orthopedic Group Says 12/01/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1483 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some California surgeons say they are facing an increased number of payer denials for pre-operative testing, a situation that may delay treatment for injured workers or even increase their risk during surgery. ...Read More

Property Owner Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim, Revival of 3rd-Party Claim 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an injured construction worker’s Labor Law Section 200 and negligence claims, and that it should have been allowed to proceed with its breach of contract claim against a subcontractor. ...Read More
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