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Workers' Compensation News


Rand Says Controls on CT Claims Would Stem Fraud 06/28/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2641 | 2 | Popular with Legal
Want to crack down on fraud in the California workers' compensation system? Put more controls on post-termination cumulative trauma claims, researchers for Rand Corp. conclude in a report released Tuesday. ...Read More

Rohit Verma Named Global COO at Crawford & Co. 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Crawford & Co., a provider of claims management services to insurance companies and self-insured entities, has hired Rohit Verma to serve as the company’s global chief operating officer. ...Read More

Racketeering Allegations Added to EquityComp Class Action Complaints 06/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 990 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The administrators of the EquityComp program ended their battle with the California Department of Insurance, but employers who say they were scammed are now bringing allegations of racketeering in class-action complaints. ...Read More

Regulators Post Draft of Medical Release Authorization Form 06/26/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Labor has posted a revised draft of Form 7, which is required of all providers when seeking or providing medical information related to a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Republican House Leader's Bill Proposes Formulary, Shoulder Reclassification, FOIA Exemptions 06/16/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 130-page bill filed this week by an Republican lawmaker proposes exempting certain workers' compensation paperwork from Freedom of Information Act Requests, codifying a portion of the coming-and-going rule, classifying hip and shoulder injuries as scheduled injuries, and creating ...Read More

Report: Owners of Chinese Buffets Accused of Wage Theft, Comp Fraud 06/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1697 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Owners of four Northern California Chinese restaurants are accused of stealing millions of dollars in wages owed to workers, cheating the state out of millions in taxes, and workers’ compensation fraud, according to a ...Read More

Retired Police Officer Accused of Double Dipping at Race Track 06/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired New York state police officer faces four felony fraud charges after he was caught working for a race track while receiving full pay for a workplace injury, state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott’s office announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Report: SoCal Claims With Opioid Diagnosis Outpace Remainder of State 06/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 787 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Private insurance claim lines with an opioid dependence diagnosis increased more than 24,000% from 2007 to 2016 in California, with an even greater increase of almost 32,000% in Southern California, according to a new study from Fair Health. ...Read More

Research Assesses Impact of Early Opioid Prescribing 06/14/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 725 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New research suggests that prescribing larger supplies of opioids early on increases the likelihood that the patients will continue taking the drugs a year later. ...Read More

Role of Artificial Intelligence in Claims Handling Addressed in Report 06/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 586 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Artificial intelligence is poised to significantly alter the insurance industry in a number of ways, including streamlining the claims process, reducing fraud and improving claim outcomes, Mitchell International said in its Second Quarter Industry Trends Report. ...Read More
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