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NAIC Elects New President, Other Officers 02/10/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel has been elected president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the organization announced on Feb. 8. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Insurers to Adopt Most Recent Industry Loss Cost Rates 02/10/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 1516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 244 min read
A bill has been introduced in the South Carolina Legislature that would require workers’ comp insurers in the state to adopt the most recently approved industry loss cost rates as part of their rate filings. ...Read More
Providers Charged in Kickback Scheme Walked Away From $84M in Liens 02/09/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 5240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Providers indicted in what San Diego County say is one of the largest workers' compensation bribery schemes ever uncovered in the region have paid activation or filing fees on 17,901 liens with a total claimed value of $144.7 million. But they did not to activate at least 12,470 liens...Read More

Report: California Hospital Claim Frequency Down, Severity Up 02/09/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 891 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation claims among hospital workers in California increased in severity but decreased in frequency during the 10 years ending in 2014, according to a new report from Keenan and Milliman. ...Read More

Nearly One-Quarter of Workers Exposed to Noise Report Hearing Loss 02/09/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Twenty-three percent of workers exposed to occupational noise report having difficulty hearing, a rate that is more than three times that of employees not exposed to workplace noise, according to a new report...Read More

Court OKs Retroactive Amendment of Settlement in Silent PPO Dispute 02/09/2016
State: LA | Segment: Top | 1431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court last week ruled that a group of health care providers who allegedly had their workers' compensation medical bills discounted through a "silent PPO" arrangement could retroactively amend the terms of their ...Read More

Chiro to Serve One Year in Prison for Double Billing 02/09/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio chiropractor on Monday was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for billing private insurance companies, the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation and government health insurance programs for services he never provided. ...Read More
New Rules for Utilization Review, Billing and EDI Take Effect Feb. 18 02/09/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation gave notice on Monday that it has adopted numerous changes to its rules on reimbursement for medical services and utilization review, which will go into effect on Feb. 18. The DWC adopted amendments to ...Read More
CNA Financial Hit by $70 million Loss in Q4 02/09/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CNA Financial Corp. has reported a $70 million net loss in the fourth quarter, which contributed to a 31% decrease in net income for the full year. The fourth-quarter loss compared to $198 million in net income for the prior-year quarter. Net income for the full year 2015 was $479 million...Read More

Lawmaker Adds Coverage for Translation Services to Judicial Proceedings Bill 02/09/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arizona Rep. Karen Fann amended her bill that largely addressed workers' compensation judicial proceedings to add language that would classify translation as a medical service. ...Read More
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