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Workers' Compensation News


PT Group Sues MedRisk Over Provider Referral Practices 10/14/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 948 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
After settling a lawsuit against One Call that accused the workers’ comp cost-containment company of funneling business to providers who accepted deep discounts, the Independent Physical Therapists of California is now suing MedRisk over similar allegations. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill to Require Reporting of Schedule V Prescriptions 10/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law Assembly Bill 528, which will require pharmacies to start reporting Schedule V prescriptions to California's Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES. ...Read More

Former LAPD Officer Charged With Work Comp Fraud 10/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A former Los Angeles police officer has been charged with illegally collecting workers’ compensation benefits before resigning in 2016, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

AF Group Announces New Roles for Cooper, Travis 10/14/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 122 min read
Steve Cooper has been named president of Third Coast Underwriters, parent company AF Group announced on Friday. Cooper’s new position is in a...Read More

Ex-Tyson Foods Attorney Accuses Company of Lying to Deny Claims 10/14/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
A former workers’ compensation attorney for Tyson Foods accused the company of providing false information in workers’ compensation cases to deny claims, according to a report by the ...Read More

Court Upholds Commission's Finding of PPD, Reverses Impairment Rating 10/14/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Missouri appellate court upheld a determination that a worker was not permanently and totally disabled by a back injury, but it overturned a finding that the injury had caused only a 5% permanent partial disability. ...Read More

TDI Sets Stakeholder Meeting on Examination Fees, Maintenance Taxes 10/14/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold a stakeholder meeting Oct. 24 to discuss examination assessments and maintenance taxes. The dep...Read More

Court Upholds Sanction on Attorney for Challenging Timeliness of Employer's Payment 10/14/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer made timely payment on an injured employee’s claim, and that the employee’s attorney was properly sanctioned for challenging the determination without reasonable grounds. ...Read More

WCS Sets Billing, Claims Process Training 10/14/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The state Division of Industrial Relations’ Workers’ Comp Section is offering two medical training sessions Wednesday. ...Read More

Change in Law Doesn't Retroactively Allow Reinstatement of Benefits 10/14/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a 2017 change in the law did not apply retroactively to allow an injured worker to get his permanent partial disability benefits reinstated despite leaving the labor market. ...Read More
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