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TWCC Extends Due Date for Preauth Data 01/22/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission (TWCC) has extended the due dates for preauthorization data pursuant to Rule 134.600(l)(1) by two weeks for the 4th and subsequent quarter. The number of weeks between the end of the reporting periods (calendar quarters) and the due dates for su...Read More
 
 
Two Sentenced in Ohio in Separate Fraud Cases 01/21/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 42 | 0
The Akron Beacon Journal reported two Ohio workers' compensation fraud cases last week:Eric McCray, 39, of Long Street was convicted of grand theft in Summit County Common Pleas Court for felony workers' compensation fraud. He was sentenced to restitution of more than $20,000 three years pro...Read More
 
 
Terror Act Election Tricky for TX Non-Subscribers 01/21/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 35 | 0
Bill Minick of Partner Source, Dallas, Texas, says that Texas employers need to review their exposure related to terrorism based on whether an employer is a subscriber or nonsubscriber to the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. "This is an issue that all nonsubscribing employers who are hospit...Read More
 
 
TWCC Warehouse Safety Seminary 1/29 01/20/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 29 | 0
The Workers' Health and Safety division of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission will present a one-day educational seminar on Warehouse Safety in Laredo on January 29, 2003 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The seminar will take place at the La Posada Hotel, Bluebonnet Roo...Read More
 
 
Travelers to use P2P Link for Med Bill, Reporting 01/17/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 105 | 0
Travelers Property Casualty Corp. (NYSE: TAP.A and TAP.B) announced yesterday that it is pursuing implementation of web-based medical billing and reporting for its workers' compensation business. This connectivity, enabled by services from P2P Link LLC, will mark another significant step in Traveler...Read More
 
 
TWCC Publishes Updated Rulebook Supplement 01/16/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 77 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Act and Commission Rulebook Supplement 2002-06 of workers' compensation rules is available online from the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission. The rulebook can be updated...Read More
 
 
Travelers to Take $1.3B 4Q Charge for Asbestos 01/15/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 95 | 0
Travelers Property Casualty Corp. (NYSE: TAP.A and TAP.B) reported yesterday that it has completed its previously announced study of its asbestos reserves. The study involved an extensive review and assessment of Travelers' exposure to asbestos losses, particularly in light of the Company'...Read More
 
 
Tenet Gets Sued by Feds for Medicare Fraud 01/14/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 31 | 0
Dow Jones reports that the Department of Justice on Thursday filed suit against Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) of Santa Barbara, CA, alleging that the nation's second-largest for-profit hospital chain submitted fraudulent Medicare claims. In a prepared statement, the Department of Justice sa...Read More
 
 
Travelers to Announce Asbestos Reserve Study 01/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 34 | 0
On January 14, 2003, Travelers Property Casualty Corp. will release the results of the previously announced study of the company's asbestos reserves and will host a live webcast at 8:30 a.m. (EST). Travelers management will also provide an estimate of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2002 and the ...Read More
 
 
Texas Bill Would Permit Disclosure of Prior Claims 01/10/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 25 | 0
Texas legislator, Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, is footing a bill that would permit employers to freely dig into an employee's prior workers' compensation history, and immunize the employer from liability arising out of decisions based on that information.Stating that employers have the right...Read More
 
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