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Florianman kleinman

Insurance Defense at statue of liberty
Phone 8053878605 ext 2
Email flofloflo@floflo.com
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Address 123 moliere avenue
thousand oaks
CA, 91360

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Opioid Progress Widely Reported in Comp Industry 04/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
Forty-nine percent of injured workers receiving a prescription drug were taking an opioid in 2017, a figure that was about 4 percentage points lower than in 2016, according to a new workers’ compensation drug trend report from Optum. ...Read More
 
 

State Embarks on Trip Into Brave New World of Telemedicine 04/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation could give final approval to new telemedicine rules as soon as next week, ushering in a brave new world of video doctor visits anywhere in the state — even from the convenience of a smartphone. ...Read More
 
 

House Approves Formulary Bill on Second Try 04/17/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday voted 101-92 to approve a bill that would mandate adoption of a drug formulary, reviving the measure after it failed in a tie vote on Feb. 6. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Judge Allows Constitutional Challenge to Fee Schedule 04/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A federal judge has cleared the way for a Georgia hospital to continue a constitutional challenge to Kentucky’s hospital fee schedule. J...Read More
 
 

Split Supreme Court Revives Oil Rig Worker's Vicarious Liability Claim Against Employer 04/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A divided Texas Supreme Court last week ruled that a worker may be able to hold his employer vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of his colleague while driving them from their work site to their employer-provided bunkhouse. ...Read More
 
 

Court Clarifies Basis for Penalty After Carrier's Unreasonable Notice of Closure 04/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals clarified that the penalty provided for in a former statute must be based on the total amount of compensation due a claimant at the time of a carrier’s unreasonable notice of closure. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Forfeited Entitlement to Benefits by Lying About His Employability 04/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker forfeited his entitlement to benefits by lying during deposition about his ability to work and the fact that he was working for a new employer. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Approves Study of Bill-Review Costs 04/17/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 315 min read
A policy committee in the Hawaii House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for a study of the extent to which medical bill review drives workers’ compensation costs. ...Read More
 
 

New Electronic Filing System On the Way at DWC 04/17/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation expects to roll out a new electronic filing system late this year and has hired a new deputy commissioner, according to a newsletter. ...Read More
 
 

Report From Psychologist Didn't Override Contrary Opinion From Different Expert 04/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a psychologist’s opinion as to a worker’s inability to maintain any form of sustained remunerative employment did not invalidate a prior report from a different expert who concluded that the worker remained employable. ...Read More
 
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