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Panel Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Establishment of Comp Court 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a state trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a worker’s claim for benefits for an alleged occupational disease, and that the worker had forfeited his constitutional challenges to ...Read More

Preliminary Review Finds Lien Filings Dropping Again, Medical Costs Ticking Up 12/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1689 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The post-reform honeymoon period marked by falling medical costs in California may be over, but new restrictions on liens that took effect at the start of the year appear to be responsible for another large drop in new filings, according to data collected by the Workers’ Compensation Insura...Read More

Pre-Operative Tests Drawing Increased Payer Scrutiny, Orthopedic Group Says 12/01/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some California surgeons say they are facing an increased number of payer denials for pre-operative testing, a situation that may delay treatment for injured workers or even increase their risk during surgery. ...Read More

Property Owner Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim, Revival of 3rd-Party Claim 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an injured construction worker’s Labor Law Section 200 and negligence claims, and that it should have been allowed to proceed with its breach of contract claim against a subcontractor. ...Read More

Pottery Plant Will Pay $545K in Penalties After Worker Death 11/30/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An industrial pottery manufacturer will pay $545,160 after safety inspectors found that the same issues that led to an on-the-job death in 2008 contributed to ...Read More

Physician Pleads Guilty to Pill Mill Charges 11/30/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alabama physician Gilberto Sanchez pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges associated with his operation of a Montgomery pill mill, the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Alabama ...Read More

PTSD Bill Advances to Senate Committee 11/29/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee next week will discuss legislation that would award first responders indemnity benefits for mental-mental claims for injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

Patriot Founder Mariano Selling Comp Carrier Ashmere Insurance 11/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 873 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In the latest twist for troubled insurance-services business Patriot National, company founder Steven Mariano announced on Monday that he is selling Deerfield Insurance Holdings Inc. and its operating subsidiary, workers’ comp carrier Ashmere Insurance Co. ...Read More

Patriot National Sinking Fast After Main Client Declared Insolvent 11/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National, a provider of technology services to the insurance industry, appears to be in a tailspin now that delinquency proceedings have been initiated against its largest customer, Guarantee Insurance Co. ...Read More

Provider Reimbursement Manual Updated 11/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Financial Services has finalized an amendment to Rule 69L-8.071, materials for use with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual. ...Read More
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