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Utica Surgeon Indicted on New Charges 02/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 460 | 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
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 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 | 297 | 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 | 533 | 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 | 439 | 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Updates to ASC, Hospital Reimbursement Manuals Withdrawn 12/11/2017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 | 521 | 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The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has withdrawn proposed updates to its reimbursement manuals for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals.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 | 721 | 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

UR Changes Coming in 2018; Need for Rules an Open Question 11/30/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
Some initial treatment requests for California workers injured after the start of the new year will be exempt from prospective utilization review when statutory changes made by Senate Bill 1160 take effect. ...Read More

Union Boss Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison 11/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1650 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A former Northern California union boss who pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering in a case that also involves a Bay Area applicants’ attorney was sentenced to 37 months in prison, the ...Read More

Updated Medical Fee Schedule Takes Effect Jan. 1 11/08/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Alaska Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new Medical Fee Schedule, reducing the conversion factor used to calculate reimbursements for surgery and radiology. ...Read More
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