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Workers' Compensation News


Statute of Limitations Barred Worker's Claim for PTSD From Armed Robbery 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker was time-barred from pursuing a claim for a mental injury from an armed robbery at her workplace. ...Read More

Doctor Denies Charges in Cream Scheme 09/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Waxahachie anesthesiologist is rejecting federal charges that he received kickbacks as part of a two-state compounding medication scheme that defrauded the federal workers' compensation and other insurance programs. ...Read More

84% of Injured Workers Get Care Within 7 Days; Patients Per Doc Drops 09/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The percentage of injured workers who are able to receive initial care within seven days has remained steady for the past several years, at 84%, the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation reported this week. ...Read More

9th Circuit Revives Injured Worker's Disability Discrimination 09/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a worker’s claim of disability discrimination, finding that the trial judge had relied upon an incorrect standard of proof to dismiss the case. ...Read More

Support for Geographic Pricing Grows; SCIF Requests Time for Implementation 09/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The California Orthopaedic Association came out in support of a proposal to incorporate geographic price modifiers into the medical fee schedule during a 15-day comment period that ended Friday, and State Compensation Insurance Fund has asked for at least six months to implement the changes....Read More

Gov. Signs Child Support Payment Interception Bill 09/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 756 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill intended to increase collections for past-due child support payments by intercepting insurance benefits. ...Read More

Pacific Hospital Mastermind Starts Serving Sentence 09/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 792 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Michael D. Drobot started serving a 63-month prison sentence for paying kickbacks to providers who referred California workers’ compensation patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More

Wellness Programs in Limbo After Court Decision on Incentives 09/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Workplace wellness programs, which some view as a way to reduce comorbidities in workers’ comp claims, are facing an uncertain future next year after a court ruling questioned the incentives used to encourage worker participation. ...Read More

Dems Try Again With Bill to Restore COLAs for Total Disability 09/18/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
With a Democratic governor at the helm, New Jersey lawmakers are hoping they can finally turn a bill into law that would provide cost-of-living adjustments for permanent disability and death claims. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes $21K in Penalties After Worker Killed at Job Site 09/18/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 463 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited two Mississippi companies for safety violations after a worker suffered fatal injuries at a Utica work site. ...Read More
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