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QME Exam Scheduled for Oct. 19 07/26/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 888 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications for the Oct. 19 qualified medical evaluator exam that will be administered in South San Francisco and Irvine.QMEs are independent physicians certified by the division’s Medical Unit to conduct evaluati...Read More
QME Arrested in National Crackdown on Medicare Fraud 06/17/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 633 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Twelve Los Angeles residents, including the second-largest Medicare biller for chiropractic services in California, were arrested last week for submitting $22 million in bills for services that were never provided, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced.The arrests are part of wha...Read More
QME Writing Course Modified for SB 863 05/24/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 941 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation said it has revised its mandatory 12-hour report-writing course for qualified medical evaluators to account for changes made by SB 863.For example, SB 863 eliminated the need for a QME to address medical treatment disputes for injuri...Read More
QME Gets Probation for Overbilling, Self-Referrals 05/13/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 950 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation temporarily suspended and placed on probation a qualified medical evaluator who allegedly overbilled for medical-legal evaluations and referred injured workers for testing at facilities in which he had a financial interest.The divisi...Read More
QME's License Threatened after Medical Marijuana Sting 05/02/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 593 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Board of Osteopathic Medicine is recommending disciplinary action against a Fresno qualified medical examiner for allegedly recommending the use of medical marijuana to patients without conducting medical examinations.According to an ...Read More
Qmedtrix Asks Appeals Court to Hold FairPay Settlement Illegal 02/13/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Qmedtrix, a Portland, Ore., bill-review firm, has asked the Louisiana Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, to dismiss a district court's approval of a settlement involving repricing of workers' compensation outpatient medical bills by FairPay Solutions.Qmedtrix says the decision by 27th...Read More
Qualified Individual Question Prevents Summary Judgment 01/28/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The existence of triable issues of fact about whether a worker was a "qualified individual with a disability" barred an employer from obtaining summary judgment against a disability discrimination suit, California's 4th District Court of Appeal determined. Case: Prock v. Tamura Corp....Read More
Quiet Legislative Session Expected for 2013 01/21/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 928 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefPolitical experts are predicting a quiet session of the California Legislature session in 2013 with most workers’ compensation professionals focusing their energy on regulations to...Read More
Question on Contractor's Comp Coverage Precluded Summary Ruling 01/02/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A contractor which allegedly lost its license due to its failure to carry workers' compensation coverage is getting a second chance to defend its entitlement to payment for work it performed on a homeowner's property.Case: Hong v. Creed Consulting, ...Read More
Questioning on Ex-Cop's Receipt of Comp Benefits Not Prejudicial 12/11/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 469 | 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
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