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Uproar After Chief ALJ Forces Another Judge to Resign 04/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
What began as an official complaint against a doctor has ballooned into a Texas-sized drama, with one administrative law judge forced to resign and the chief judge now facing calls for her own dismissal. ...Read More

Uber Official to Head WC Conference Panel on Gig Economy 04/09/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 150 min read
Brad Nail, the insurance manager for Uber, the nationwide ride-finding service, will lead a panel of experts that will discuss the growing gig economy and its effect on workers' benefits. ...Read More

Uber's Offer of Accident Insurance to Drivers Is OK, Judge Rules 03/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 692 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Uber Technologies Inc. has moved closer to ending class claims over its failure to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The ride-finding compan...Read More

Utica Surgeon Indicted on New Charges 02/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A Utica orthopedic surgeon has been re-indicted on workers’ compensation fraud charges and now is accused of bilking the system out of more than $50,000. ...Read More

Uber Agrees to Settle Class Action, Denies Taking Comp Premiums From Drivers 01/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: Top | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Uber agreed to pay more than 2,000 New York drivers $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the ride-share company illegally took a 2.5% workers’ compensation premium surcharge from drivers instead of passengers. ...Read More

United Healthcare Piloting Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients 01/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
United Healthcare, a provider of Medicare benefit plans, is running a pilot program of a wearable device that continuously monitors blood glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. ...Read More

Updates Proposed to Medical Fee Schedules 01/03/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 479 | 0 | Popular with Other | 17 min read
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Friday on proposed amendments to 101 CMR 316.00, surgery and anesthesia;...Read More

United Heartland Expands Into New England 12/21/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp carrier United Heartland has started offering workers' compensation insurance in Connecticut. ...Read More
Updates to ASC, Hospital Reimbursement Manuals Withdrawn 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has withdrawn proposed updates to its reimbursement manuals for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals. The rules, which were noticed in the Sept. 30, 2016, edition of the Florida Administrative Register, failed to receive legislative...Read More

U.S. Seeks Repayment of $3.5M Bilked From Work Comp Program 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 651 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a civil lawsuit filed in Texas federal court Wednesday, the U.S. government seeks repayment of the $3.5 million it paid to two pharmacists who solicited prescriptions fro...Read More
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