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Fraud Charges Uncover High-Volume Radiology Business 10/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2424 | 7 | Popular with Legal | 44 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 | 202 | 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 | 570 | 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 | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 188 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 | 270 | 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 | 157 | 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
 
 

As State's Premium Growth Levels Off, Carriers Make a Profit 10/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A steady growth in workers’ comp premium volume since the Great Recession began to level off in New York State last year, according to a State of the System report from the New York Compensation Insurance Rating ...Read More
 
 

MarketScout: Work Comp Rates Fall Again in Q3 10/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 101 min read
Rates for many commercial lines of insurance were up in the third quarter, according to the latest MarketScout Barometer survey, but workers’ comp rates continued a downward trajectory, with a 3% decrease. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Schedules Hearing on Electronic Payment Rules 10/08/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission is holding a hearing this week on proposed rules that would allow employers to pay indemnity benefits using debit cards. ...Read More
 
 

DME Providers Sentenced in Kickback Case 10/08/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Two owners of a durable medical equipment company have been sentenced in federal court for paying kickbacks to a pain management doctor in Fort Myers, Florida, for business referrals. ...Read More
 
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