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Hospital Group Expected to Seek Changes in Outpatient Fee Schedule 08/08/2012
State: FL | Segment: Top | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Florida Hospital Association is expected to seek further changes in the calculation of outpatient fees as part of a six-year effort by the state's Division of Workers' Compe...Read More
High Court Asked to Review 2nd DCA Ruling on Non-MPN Reports 08/06/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 688 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Defense attorneys argued in a petition for review filed with the California Supreme Court last week that the 2nd District Court of Appeals' ruling in Valdez v. Warehouse Demo Services "effectively nullified" the state Legislature's intent that medical provider networks serve as the excl...Read More
High Court Clarifies Standard for Appeals of Administrative Actions 08/06/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of South Carolina has clarified that appeals involving administrative agency actions are governed by the Administrative Procedures Act, which only allows for the appeal of final judgments. Case: Bone v. U.S. Food Service, No. 27153, 08/01/2012...Read More
High Court Says Carrier Cannot be Sued Civilly for Bad-Faith Acts 08/03/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 673 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an insurance carrier with a history of failing to pay an injured worker's outstanding medical bills, despite repeated administrative orders compelling it to do so, cannot be sued in a civil action by that worker. ...Read More
High Court Expands 2nd Injury Fund Liability for Dependent Claims 08/02/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday increased the woes of the state's near-defunct Second Injury Fund, ruling that it is liable for continuing benefits to the surviving spouses of workers who were rendered permanently and totally disabled before legislative amendments to the payment schem...Read More
High Court Debates What it Means to 'Furnish' a Worker 08/02/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the referral of a prospective employee might be enough for the insurance carrier for the company which made the referral to be liable for that employee's death while working in the position for which he had been referred. ...Read More
Horse Racing Industry Faces Rising Comp Costs 07/31/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 935 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation rates for California’s horse racing industry increased 25%, effective July 1, but a 40% subsidy from the Thoroughbred Business League will result in owners only paying 16.67% more for coverage.The jockey mount insurance premium increased to $175 from $14...Read More
Healing Arts Board Elects New Leaders 07/30/2012
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Physicians from St. Louis and Springfield have been elected to leadership positions at the State Board of Registration for Healing Arts, the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration reports. Dr. Jeffrey Carter of St. Louis was elected preside...Read More
High Court Reverses Stance on Causation Standard for Claimants 07/26/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Supreme Court overturned a precedent it set two years ago and ruled that a claimant who suffered a whiplash injury while attempting to use a pickup to clear a jammed piece of machinery failed to prove his employer's liability for a more serious cervical spine condition revealed ...Read More
Hotchkiss Paying Dividend to Home Builders Safety Group 07/26/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hotchkiss Insurance Programs announced on Wednesday a $91,810 dividend to the Texas Home Builders Safety Group (THB), bringing total dividends paid to the group to $509,321. The group’s premium volume and loss ratio were factors in determining its dividend.The THB Safety Group, for...Read More
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