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USPS Cited After Worker Ejected From Truck 10/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The U.S. Postal Service is facing proposed federal penalties of $224,585 after a worker at an Austin, Texas, facility was ejected from an industrial truck and injured. ...Read More
 
 

UR Fraud Case Reaches Golden State 10/03/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1959 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A doctor who surrendered his New York medical license in 2013 after he was convicted of fraudulent billing, and who is facing new charges of setting up a fraudulent utilization review company using a stolen identity, reviewed more than 1,000 claims from injured workers in California. ...Read More
 
 

Uncertainty About Coal Miner Claims Prompts 'Negative' Outlook for KEMI 10/03/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 230 min read
A.M. Best has revised its outlook, to negative from stable, for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, partly due to the insurer’s uncertain exposure from coal miners’ occupational disease claims. ...Read More
 
 

Users Question Gov's Call for Study of 6th Edition of AMA Guides 09/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a study of different versions of impairment ratings guidelines in a weekend veto message has some system users asking, “What’s the ...Read More
 
 

Unfunded Liability for Special Disability Fund Drops 21% 09/24/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Florida’s second-injury fund, closed in 1998, had an estimated unfunded liability of $437 million on June 30 — 21% less than last year’s estimate, according to ...Read More
 
 

Uncertainty Surrounds Lyrica Patent Extension 08/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Whether Pfizer will receive a patent extension for Lyrica, a drug often prescribed to injured workers, remains to be seen, according to a recent SEC filing by the company. ...Read More
 
 

Unrebutted Opinion of Voc Rehab Counselor Established Worker's 100% Loss of Earning Capacity 07/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a utility district employee had no earning capacity after an on-the-job back injury, since he properly reported his injury to his employer and there was no evidence to rebut the final opinion of the vocational rehabilitation counselor selected by the parti...Read More
 
 

U.S. Senate Bill Aims to Clarify Frustrating Medicare Set-Aside Process 06/21/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1569 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
After many think sessions with stakeholders over the past two years, advocates say a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would clean up what has been a messy approach to Medicare set-asides. ...Read More
 
 
Updated Medical Aid Rules, Fee Schedules Now Posted 06/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has published the 2018 edition of the Medical Aid Rules and Fee Schedules, effective July 1. ...Read More
 
 

UR Fraud Probe Spreads; Hundreds of Cases in Question 06/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 1590 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A convicted physician charged with fraud in New York state also set up a fraudulent peer-review firm in Connecticut, which now means that hundreds of workers' compensation cases may have to be reopened, authorities said Wednesday. ...Read More
 
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