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3rd DCA Set to Hear Arguments in Dispute Over PTD Determination 09/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1129 | 4 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal will hear arguments later this month about whether the opinion of an agreed medical evaluator is sufficient to support a finding that a worker with an impairment rating of less than 100% is nonetheless permanently and totally disabled. ...Read More

Eligible IMR Applications Increase, but Little Change in UR Uphold Rate 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The number of applications for independent medical review decreased for a third consecutive year in 2017, but a greater percentage of them were eligible for review, according to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

9th Circuit Revives Players' Class Action Against NFL Over Alleged Painkiller Abuse 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday revived a class action against the National Football League by a group of athletes who claim they have permanent injuries and chronic medical conditions because they were plied with controlled substances and prescription drugs during their profess...Read More

AME Gets 84 Months for Transporting Child Porn 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1987 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A former agreed medical evaluator was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for transportation of child pornography, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

DWC Adds Drugs to Formulary 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adding new drugs to the state's prescription formulary. ...Read More

Focus on Co-Morbidities in Claims Sharpens as Workforce Ages 09/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The U.S. workforce is growing both older and heavier, driving an intensifying interest in the workers’ comp industry on employee wellness programs, some say. ...Read More

Arbitrator Nominees Could Face Extra Scrutiny From Senate This Year 09/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
What was once seen as a pedestrian job and a virtually automatic confirmation process has turned into anything but in the highly charged world of Illinois workers' compensation politics. ...Read More

Supreme Court Revives Self-Insurance Trust Fund Members' Suit Against Board 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that a group of disgruntled members of a self-insured workers’ compensation fund can proceed with their claims against the board of trustees for rerouting the fund’s assets in a failed effort to start up a new insurance company. ...Read More

Air Ambulance Provider Didn't Show Good Cause for Delay in Challenging Bill Decision 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that an air ambulance provider did not establish good cause for its delay in requesting a hearing to challenge the administrative decision in a billing dispute with SAIF Corp.   ...Read More

Court Upholds Commission Decision Denying Additional Benefits for Worker's Fall 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 117 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission denying a worker’s request for additional benefits for her alleged injuries from an on-the-job fall. ...Read More
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