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Workers' Compensation News


Providence Scheduling Receives $100,000 Fine for Conspiracy Plea 06/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A company accused by federal prosecutors of being at the center of a Southern California kickback scheme involving providers, and alleged by county prosecutors to be involved in a capping scheme involving applicants’ attorneys, was ordered to pay a fine of $100,000 plus a court assessment o...Read More

Committee Rejects Proposal to Exclude Undocumented Workers From Comp System 06/22/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 995 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Senate Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions has rejected a proposal that would have prohibited undocumented workers from receiving workers' compensation benefits.  ...Read More

Labor Reps Want Insurers to Pay for Non-Opioid Treatments and Not Wean Workers Too Quickly 06/22/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 1073 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Labor representatives on the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council are proposing legislation that would attack addiction to opioids by compensating workers who undertake alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage, electrical stimulation and medical marijuana. ...Read More

Court Upholds $86,000 Penalty for Failure to Provide Comp Coverage to Housekeeper 06/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1016 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the assessment of an $86,000 penalty against a couple for failing to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their housekeeper. ...Read More

Worker's Fall Wasn't Result of Idiopathic Condition 06/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 1083 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the denial of a cashier’s claim for benefits for an ankle injury, saying the evidence did not support a finding that her injury was caused by an idiopathic condition. ...Read More
IAIABC Holding Convention in Portland 06/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is holding its 103rd convention in Portland, Oregon, in October. The four-day conference will include sessions on regulatory and judicial updates, as well as discussions on the future of the workers’ compens...Read More

DIR Offers Reporting Guidance for New Data System 06/22/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 1017 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations launched a new online reporting system, and offered advice to carriers and third-party administrators about what they need to do when submitting claim information. ...Read More
Goldberg Segalla Appoints Partner in Buffalo 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Goldberg Segalla law firm announced Wednesday that it has appointed Christina M. Hassler as a partner with the firm’s workers’ compensation practice group in Buffalo, New York. ...Read More

Bill to Establish Telehealth Task Force Moves to Assembly 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1217 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
The New York state Senate has passed legislation that would establish a task force to study the feasibility of using telehealth services within the workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Virtual-Reality Safety Tool Simulates Trench Collapse, Other Hazards 06/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1046 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Those who attended Texas Mutual Insurance Co.’s Work Safe, Texas Summit in Fort Worth this week received a demonstration of the company’s virtual-reality safety training tool that simulates scenarios such as falling from a height or being caught in a trench collapse. ...Read More
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