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Regulators Approve Changes to NCCI Rating Manual 01/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 59 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved changes to the National Council on Compensation Insurance Retrospective Rating Plan Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance. The ...Read More

Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of State Fund RICO Case 01/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 859 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Broad liability releases in lien settlements prevent California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund from suing Accident Help Line and providers that the carrier says overbilled for medical treatment, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

Irvine Firm Bentley & More Names Clare Lucich Partner 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The two-year-old Irvine law firm Bentley & More, which specializes in product liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation, has named Clare Lucich a partner. ...Read More
DWC Announces Feb. 9 Deadline for Formulary Committee Applications 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Physicians and pharmacists interested in serving on the committee that will advise the Division of Workers’ Compensation on changes to the formulary that went into place at the start of the year should submit applications by Feb. 9. Assembly Bill 1124, requiring the DWC to implement...Read More

Clothing Retailer Sentenced to Two Years for Payroll, Tax Fraud 01/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a chain of clothing stores throughout Southern California was sentenced to two years in prison for evading payment of $5.6 million in taxes and $353,792 in workers’ compensation premiums, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra ...Read More

WCRI: States See Big Impacts From Hospital Fee Schedules 01/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Indiana’s implementation of a workers’ comp hospital fee schedule in 2014 led to double-digit decreases in hospital payments per inpatient episode that helped drive a reduction in medical payments per claim, according to an analysis by the Workers Compensation Research Institute....Read More

High Court: No Reimbursement to Employers for Overturned Attorney Fee Awards 01/19/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three years after Howard Parker’s death at the age of 88, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has settled a nine-year dispute between his attorney and employer o...Read More

Medical Reimbursement Disputes Drop by Half in Four Years 01/19/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The number of medical reimbursement disputes between providers and payers has dropped by nearly half in four years, according to the Division of Workers’ Compensation's annual report. ...Read More

Insurance Co. ProAssurance Names Edward Rand COO 01/19/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Birmingham, Alabama-based insurance company ProAssurance Corp. announced this week that it has promoted Edward Rand to chief operating officer. ...Read More

Cities, Comp Trust Team Up in Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers 01/19/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fort Smith is the latest Arkansas city to join in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, an action that the Arkansas Municipal League’s workers’ compensation trust has also joined. ...Read More
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