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QME Claims DWC Exceeded Statutory Authority in Denying Recertification 03/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1454 | 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 | 411 | 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 | 203 | 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 | 1827 | 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 | 1570 | 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 | 3421 | 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
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1620 | 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

Q3 Net Income Dives 58% at Old Republic 10/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 616 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. has reported a 58% decrease in third quarter net income, which fell to $46.1 million from $111 million in the prior-year quarter. ...Read More

QME Report Examines Impact of Suspended Providers, Med-Legal Agents 10/23/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2374 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Forty-one providers who were registered as qualified medical evaluators for at least one year between 2007 and 2016 were ultimately suspended by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation, according to a report released last week. ...Read More

Questions Linger About How Program's Alleged Comp Fraud Took Place 10/10/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 724 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission investigates claims that a drug-rehabilitation program pocketed participants' workers' compensation benefits, claimants' attorneys questioned how the program was able to cash the checks. ...Read More
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