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Workers' Compensation News


Startup CEO Says Small Businesses Paying Too Much For Comp Coverage 10/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Small businesses will soon have a new source of direct workers’ compensation insurance, from a startup company that says it will use predictive analytics to arrive at rates that will often be lower than what employers are now paying. ...Read More

Spine Care Practice to Pay $2M to Settle Charges of Improper Billing 10/05/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Syracuse-area medical practice agreed to pay nearly $2 million to settle charges that it improperly billed for sedation services, the U.S. Department of Justice ...Read More

Sentencing for Arguello, Garbino Postponed to 2018 10/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 898 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal judges in Southern California delayed until 2018 sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to referring work comp patients to providers in exchange for kickbacks, and another man who pleaded guilty to paying kickbacks to providers to prescribe compound drugs to injured workers. ...Read More

State Releases Updated Formulary Draft to Public 10/04/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
If the latest draft of Arkansas’ workers’ compensation formulary is approved, the state will adopt rules limiting an injured worker’s first opioid prescription to five days. ...Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Another Admin. Work Comp Act Section 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down yet another provision of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act as unconstitutional. ...Read More

SCOTUS Won't Review Denial of Benefits to Worker Who Lost Legs 10/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The United States Supreme Court will not review a Commonwealth Court decision denying benefits to a worker who lost both legs when she was struck by a car while attempting to fix a flat tire on her vehicle. ...Read More

State Employers' Association to Hold Conference Nov. 2 10/04/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Employers' Association will hold its fall conference, "Best Legal Practices for Georgia Employers," on Nov. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee.  ...Read More

Seyfarth Names Laura Maechtlen Chair of Labor & Employment Department 10/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that Laura Maechtlen has been named chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, after serving as vice-chair since January 2016. ...Read More

Spinal Surgery Marketer Arrested Ahead of Sentencing 09/29/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1899 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California marketer who pleaded guilty in 2012 to arranging kickbacks for spinal surgery and toxicology referrals was arrested by U.S. Marshalls on Monday over allegations that he committed a crime while awaiting sentencing. ...Read More

Supreme Court Establishes Standards for Bringing Bad-Faith Claim Against Insurance Carrier 09/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a plaintiff bringing a bad-faith action against an insurance carrier does not need to provide evidence of self-interest or ill-will on the part of the carrier. ...Read More
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