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Effective Date for E-Billing Rules Postponed to July 1 10/09/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has delayed the effective date for proposed electronic billing regulations and made several revisions after hearing public comments. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Reports Big Jump in Fraud Charges and Collections 10/09/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission continues to crack the whip on employers that fail to obtain workers' compensation insurance, outpacing some larger states in the number of prosecutions. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Awards Another Grant for Keeping Carcinogens off Firefighters 10/09/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has awarded the Grand Rapids Township Fire Department a $15,000 grant to help keep carcinogens off of firefighting gear and clothing. ...Read More
 
 

Taxi Owner Must Pay $55,000 in Lapsed Premiums 10/09/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0
A taxi company owner must pay more than $55,000 in back premiums to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation after pleading guilty last month to failure to comply. ...Read More
 
 

Fraud Charges Uncover High-Volume Radiology Business 10/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2379 | 7 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
No single company was hit harder by the lien declaration requirement California lawmakers created in 2016 than Vital Imaging, a radiology firm that a federal grand jury alleges was part of a vast scheme to defraud carriers out of $284 million. ...Read More
 
 

CDI Holds Hearing on Rate Recommendation 10/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The California Department of Insurance held a public hearing on a recommendation to cut the advisory pure premium rate, by 4.5%. The Workers...Read More
 
 

Court Axes Change-of-Residence Probation Condition for Comp Fraudster 10/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a probation condition requiring a workers’ compensation fraudster to obtain approval before changing residences was unconstitutionally overbroad. ...Read More
 
 

DOL Grant Awards Help Build Return-to-Work Momentum 10/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 194 min read
Efforts to return injured employees to work got a boost in eight states last month with the award of $19 million in funding through a U.S. Department of Labor program. ...Read More
 
 

Revised Fee Schedules Leave Providers Asking for More 10/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Despite hundreds of public comments, including 262 postcards from a single law firm, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board has made only relatively minor changes to its medical fee schedules, leaving some chiropractors, psychologists, physicians and worker advocates asking for a few...Read More
 
 

Share of MDs Certified as Designated Docs Drops Sharply 10/08/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The share of designated doctors who are medical doctors plummeted after the Texas Legislature adopted tighter training and certification rules in 2011, while the share who are chiropractors nearly doubled, according to ...Read More
 
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