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Supreme Court Upholds Termination of Nurse's TTD Benefits for Back Injury 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the termination of a worker’s temporary total disability benefits, as evidence supported a finding that she had reached maximum medical improvement for a back injury and that her alleged knee injury was not causally related. ...Read More
 
 

Sunday Deadline to File Injury Notice for Survivors of Las Vegas Shooting 10/09/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers injured during the mass shooting in Las Vegas have until Sunday to file injury notices, according to a report...Read More
 
 

Startup CEO Says Small Businesses Paying Too Much For Comp Coverage 10/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Small businesses will soon have a new source of direct workers’ compensation insurance, from a startup company that says it will use predictive analytics to arrive at rates that will often be lower than what employers are now paying. ...Read More
 
 

Spine Care Practice to Pay $2M to Settle Charges of Improper Billing 10/05/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Syracuse-area medical practice agreed to pay nearly $2 million to settle charges that it improperly billed for sedation services, the U.S. Department of Justice ...Read More
 
 

Sentencing for Arguello, Garbino Postponed to 2018 10/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 919 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal judges in Southern California delayed until 2018 sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to referring work comp patients to providers in exchange for kickbacks, and another man who pleaded guilty to paying kickbacks to providers to prescribe compound drugs to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

State Releases Updated Formulary Draft to Public 10/04/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
If the latest draft of Arkansas’ workers’ compensation formulary is approved, the state will adopt rules limiting an injured worker’s first opioid prescription to five days. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Overturns Another Admin. Work Comp Act Section 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down yet another provision of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act as unconstitutional. ...Read More
 
 

SCOTUS Won't Review Denial of Benefits to Worker Who Lost Legs 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The United States Supreme Court will not review a Commonwealth Court decision denying benefits to a worker who lost both legs when she was struck by a car while attempting to fix a flat tire on her vehicle. ...Read More
 
 

State Employers' Association to Hold Conference Nov. 2 10/04/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Employers' Association will hold its fall conference, "Best Legal Practices for Georgia Employers," on Nov. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee.  ...Read More
 
 

Seyfarth Names Laura Maechtlen Chair of Labor & Employment Department 10/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that Laura Maechtlen has been named chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, after serving as vice-chair since January 2016. ...Read More
 
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