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Attorneys Request Rehearing on Constitutionality of Statutory Mandate to Use AMA Guides 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A group of Oklahoma claimants’ attorneys are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding the constitutionality of a statutory requirement for the use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to det...Read More
Insurance Defense Lawyer Forrester Named to WC Commission 07/03/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Longtime workers' compensation defense attorney James Forrester began his first day on the job Monday as the newest member of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. He was appointed last month by Republican Gov. Lawrence Hogan.  Forrester, now one of nine commiss...Read More

Keystone State Releases New Medical Fee Schedule 07/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has released its 2018 medical fee schedule, which includes an increase corresponding to a 3% rise in the average weekly wage in the state, the department announced this week. ...Read More
New Practitioner Fee Schedule Now Available 07/03/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 136 min read
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has announced the publication of the 2018 fee schedule for practitioners.  The actual fee schedule is available through Optum360 for a fee. It includes revisions and clarification of some rules, and the new 2018 current procedural ...Read More

Judge Requests More Guidance on Pacific Hospital Restitution 07/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 95 min read
SANTA ANA, California — U.S. District Court Judge Josephine Staton said on Friday that she really wants to issue a restitution order in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach case, but she doesn’t know whether she can. ...Read More

WCIRB Proposes Changes to Uniform Statistical, Experience Rating Plans 07/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Friday submitted to the California Department of Insurance proposed changes to its Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan, Experience Rating Plan and miscellaneous regulations impacting data reporting. ...Read More

Risico Appoints Carlos Luna as VP of Marketing 07/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Risico Total Managed Care, a utilization-review organization based in Fresno, has appointed Carlos Luna as vice president of marketing and business development. ...Read More

Digital Agencies Seek to Streamline Small-Business Coverage 07/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
More workers’ comp policies may soon be sold without the involvement of a human broker, as a Nevada-based startup is offering commercial policies via the internet to small businesses in 44 states. ...Read More

Questions Raised About PBM's Role in $8 Million Compounding Drug Scheme 07/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 817 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A federal grand jury last week indicted four people in Florida and Georgia in connection with an extensive compound medication scheme, part of a nationwide crackdown that has been called the largest health care fraud investigation in U.S. history. ...Read More

Court Scolds Carrier for Alleged Failure to Pay Medical Bills 07/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: Top | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court this week issued a stern rebuke to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for its apparent failure to timely pay medical providers for treating injured workers.  ...Read More
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