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Carrier That Paid More Than 104 Weeks of TTD Can't Claim Overpayment 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an insurance carrier that paid an injured worker temporary total disability benefits in excess of the state’s 104-week cap could not later reclaim the payments. ...Read More

Audit Finds IRS Paying Comp Claims Without Proper Documentation 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Internal Revenue Service is not ensuring that workers’ compensation claims are properly documented to show that the claimant was injured during the scope of employment or that claimants are still disabled and remain eligible for employment, according to ...Read More

Board Can't Consider Records From Worker's Prior Comp Claim 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board could not rely on the medical records from a prior claim filed by a transit authority employee a year before he died to determine whether the death was compensable. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for FedEx Driver With No Evidence of Acute Injury 06/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent impairment benefits and wage-loss disability benefits for a FedEx driver even though multiple medical witnesses said they could find no evidence of an acute injury to explain his symptoms. ...Read More

Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in $1.4 Million Compounding Scheme 06/20/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A nurse practitioner in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to prescribing unnecessary compounded drugs and defrauding insurance programs of almost $1.4 million, authorities announced. ...Read More

Crawford & Co. Sells Legal Services Unit to Epiq 06/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 171 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 10 min read
Crawford & Co. announced that it has sold Garden City Group, its legal administrative services unit, to Epiq, an international legal services firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...Read More
Appalachian Underwriters Appoints Marketer in Dallas Area 06/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
Appalachian Underwriters announced the appointment of Armando Duran as external marketing representative for Texas. He is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. ...Read More

Two Surgeons Charged in Pacific Hospital Scheme 06/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Federal prosecutors have charged two Southern California surgeons with receiving more than $1 million in kickbacks for performing spinal fusions and referring patients to have other services provided by Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More

Epic Appoints Brian Chu VP in Los Angeles 06/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced Monday the appointment of Brian Chu to vice president of its Southern California operations. ...Read More

DWC Schedules Hearing on Proposed Changes to MTUS 06/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation scheduled a hearing for July 18 to discuss proposed evidence-based updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. ...Read More
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