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Workers' Compensation News


Questions Raised About PBM's Role in $8 Million Compounding Drug Scheme 07/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 831 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A federal grand jury last week indicted four people in Florida and Georgia in connection with an extensive compound medication scheme, part of a nationwide crackdown that has been called the largest health care fraud investigation in U.S. history. ...Read More

Quiet Session on Comp Expected to Continue 06/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 951 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Halftime is over for California's legislative session, and it looks like the rest of the year will close as quietly as it started as far as workers' comp is concerned. ...Read More

QME Fee Schedule Proposal Prompts Call for Reassessment of Med-Legal System 05/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1408 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
Rather than trying to clarify the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule, some observers are suggesting that the California Division of Workers’ Compensation undertake more of a soup-to-nuts review of the billing rules, or a broader reassessment of the nearly 14-year-old qualified medical evaluator pro...Read More

QME Claims DWC Exceeded Statutory Authority in Denying Recertification 03/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Alleged billing errors do not give the Division of Workers’ Compensation authority to deny applications for recertification as a qualified medical evaluator, according to the latest complaint filed against the agency over its efforts to enforce the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. ...Read More

Quinn Named WC Appeals Court Judge 03/13/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 128 min read
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton named workers' compensation attorney Sean Quinn to take over as Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals judge early next year. ...Read More

Quatrini Rafferty Opens Office in Altoona 03/05/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 1 min read
Michael P. Routch The Quatrini Rafferty ...Read More

QME Takes Case for Reappointment to Appeals Board 02/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1644 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
A cardiologist from Southern California petitioned the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to order his immediate reinstatement as a qualified medical evaluator and to prohibit the future use of alleged underground rules he says the Division of Workers’ Compensation relied upon when i...Read More

QMEs Allege Additional Underground Rules Limit Billing for Research Time 02/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1405 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 124 min read
California qualified medical evaluators have lodged another complaint about underground rule-making in their nearly two-year fight with the Division of Workers’ Compensation over how the agency is handling requests for recertification. ...Read More

QME Dies in Private Plane Crash in San Diego 02/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 3003 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A San Diego orthopedic surgeon who served as a qualified medical evaluator died when his private airplane crashed shortly after takeoff, according to news reports. ...Read More

QMEs to Try Again on Jurisdiction Question in Suit Against DIR 01/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 106 min read
A group of former qualified medical evaluators who allege they lost their jobs after the state adopted a different interpretation of billing rules will soon get a second chance to persuade a civil court judge that he has jurisdiction over their lawsuit against the Department of Industrial Relatio...Read More
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