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Workers' Compensation News

Questioning on Ex-Cop's Receipt of Comp Benefits Not Prejudicial 12/11/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A disabled state trooper was not prejudiced by a questioning at trial on his claim for tort damages regarding his collection of workers' compensation benefits for injuries he sustained in the car accident which served as the basis for his action. Case: Truji...Read More
Quadriplegia from Drunken Driving Accident Not Compensable 11/16/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An office worker's injuries from a car accident while she driving home from a restaurant after she got drunk with another employee, whom she regarded as her supervisor, was not compensable, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled.In a decision on Thursday, the co...Read More
Questions about Regulators Growing in Meningitis Probe 11/15/2012
State: MA | Segment: Top | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefA Congressional investigation into an outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed 32 people in 19 states and infected 461 others centered Wednesday on the failure of the Massachusetts Boa...Read More
QBE Expands Use of Acrometis ClaimExpert for Managed Care 10/23/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Acrometis announced on Monday that QBE North America has renewed and expanded its use of Acrometis’ ClaimExpert product.Over the years, QBE has acquired several workers’ compensation companies, which were brought under the same standard operational procedures, Acrometis said ...Read More
Qmedtrix Files Notice to Transfer Repricing Lawsuit to Federal Court 09/18/2012
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Qmedtrix, a Portland, Ore., bill-review firm, on Friday filed a notice of removal to transfer a lawsuit over repricing of outpatient medical bills from a Louisiana court to federal court.The Qmedrix notice of removal will transf...Read More
Qmedtrix Faces Counter-Claim after Challenging FairPay Settlement 09/13/2012
State: LA | Segment: Top | 705 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Louisiana hospitals and surgery centers that reached a settlement agreement last month in a repricing dispute with FairPay Solutions have now drawn into the battle an Oregon bill-review firm that tried to intervene in their class-action lawsuit.Qmedtrix, based in Portland, Ore., file...Read More
QBE Aviation Announces $22M Dividend to Group Members 08/29/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
QBE Aviation announced on Tuesday that it is issuing a 22% "Good Experience Return" for participants in the 2011 Independent Fixed Base Operators Association (IFBOA) workers' compensation program.Participating members will receive the first of five GER installment checks later this y...Read More
Qmedtrix Claims Fairpay Trying to 'Leverage' the Market 08/03/2012
State: LA | Segment: Top | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefAn Oregon bill review firm seeking to intervene in a class-action lawsuit over outpatient charges in Louisiana says in a court filing that a proposed settlement will hand competitor Fai...Read More
Qmedtrix Objecting to Fairpay Settlement, Alleging 'Monopoly' 08/02/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Qmedtrix Systems Inc. announced on Wednesday that it is opposing a proposed settlement that would give competitor Fairpay Solutions an exclusive and virtually lawsuit-proof methodology for repricing outpatient services. The Portland, Ore.-based bill review service filed a motion on Wedne...Read More
QME Disciplined for Exams Performed after Certification Expired 07/30/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation retroactively suspended for six months the certification of a physician who performed seven qualified medical evaluator (QME) examinations after her certification expired.According to a complaint dated March 20, 2012, Dr. Martha Sing...Read More
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