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Fees for Medical Services Increasing 1.6% in 2019 12/10/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Maryland medical providers will get a 1.6% pay increase next year, under an updated fee schedule approved by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

WC Board Posts Formulary Rules Notice 12/10/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board has posted online the Official Disability Guidelines formulary, which will become effective on Jan. 1. ...Read More

Health Technology Clinical Committee Doesn't Decide Compensability of Surgery 12/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 26 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that findings of the Health Technology Clinical Committee are among several sources of information that the Department of Labor and Industries must use in making medical coverage decisions, but its opinions are not controlling on the agency. ...Read More

Chiropractor Admits Inner Workings of Frontline Scheme 12/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2778 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A Southern California chiropractor claims fraudulent articles of incorporation, unnecessary prescriptions and surgeries that were sometimes approved based on falsified medical records were all part of the $150 million kickback scheme at Frontline Medical Associates. ...Read More

1st DCA Says EquityComp Program Providers Can't Compel Arbitration With Ex-Customer 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A California appellate court this week ruled that yet another disgruntled EquityComp customer could not be compelled to arbitrate its fraud claims against the program providers. ...Read More

State Bar Disciplines Comp Attorney 12/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1819 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The State Bar Court of California recommended a 30-day suspension for an applicants' attorney in Beverly Hills after finding him culpable of four violations, including not keeping a client informed about a case and refusing to pay court-ordered sanctions, according to a report by the ...Read More

Report: No Testimony in Case Over Inmates' Access to Comp 12/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Attorneys in a case questioning whether a group of California jail inmates are eligible for comp benefits for injuries they sustained while on a work assignment told a judge that live testimony won’t be necessary, according to a report by the ...Read More

Proposed WCB Rule Takes Aim at Work Comp PBMs 12/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
New York may become the first state to adopt a rule regarding drug pricing transparency and rebates specifically for workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit managers, which thus far have largely been able to avoid such requirements when contained in state legislation. ...Read More

Ruling on Industrial Commissioner 'Power Grab' Applauded by Democrats 12/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Politics has always played a role in deciding who serves on state boards and commissions, but a ruling by a North Carolina court this week shows just how partisan things have become, even for the workers’ compensation regulatory agency, attorneys said. ...Read More

Judge in Worker's Guardianship Action Can't Rule in Carrier's Lien 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that its state court judges lack jurisdiction to determine the attorney fees payable by a workers’ compensation insurance carrier for an injury that occurred in neighboring Illinois. ...Read More
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