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Workers' Compensation News


Complaint Accusing Mesa Pharmacy of Fraud Reveals Dealings With Indicted Providers 10/16/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1575 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The tentacles of Southern California compound-drug schemes have reached across the country to New York, where an investment house has won a judgment against a drug compounder for allegedly selling it uncollectible receivables.  ...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Inpatient Hospital Section of OMFS 10/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an adjustment to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the 2018 Medicare payment system. The order says the DWC adopted the changes to conform with the final rule of Aug. 1...Read More

3rd DCA Allows Security Fund Suit to Proceed Against Staffing Co. Clientele 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that the California Self-Insurers’ Security Fund can proceed with its claim for reimbursement from the former clients of a defunct staffing company. ...Read More

Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 5th District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of its prior determination that a group of correctional officers could not pursue a discrimination action against their employer, since they had already litigated their claims in pursuit of workers’ compensation benefits....Read More

Universal Coverage Ad Hoc Committee Schedules First Meetings 10/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An ad hoc committee empaneled by California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to discuss the possibility of a universal health care system in the Golden State will hold its first meetings Oct. 23 and 24 in Sacramento. ...Read More

Communication Is Key to Successful UR, ACOEM Says 10/16/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Respectful communication between medical providers and physician reviewers is one of the keys to successful utilization review in workers’ compensation, according to a new position statement from an occupational medicine association. ...Read More

Dueling Actuaries Debate Proposed Rate Hike 10/16/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An actuary hired by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice has concluded that a 6.06% emergency rate increase recommended by the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau is “excessive and not supported.” ...Read More
WCS Posts Revised Form to Request Rating Exam 10/16/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section posted to its website a revised form that insurance companies are required to use for requesting an evaluation to determine the extent of permanent impairment in an injured worker. Carriers are required to file a form D-35, Request for a...Read More

Lawmaker Praises Portable-Benefits Model for Gig Workers 10/16/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an opinion piece published Friday on Fortune magazine’s website, a Washington state senator praised plans to create a portable-benefits model for gig-economy workers and said she plans to introduce ...Read More

Republican Senators Seek to Introduce Formulary Bill 10/16/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three Republican senators are seeking cosponsors for a bill to create a workers' compensation drug formulary in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Inquirer r...Read More
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