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Riverside Chiropractor Accused of Participating in Capping Scheme 05/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2198 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a chiropractor accused of paying for patient referrals as part of a widespread capping scheme being prosecuted in courts throughout Southern California. ...Read More

Court Orders Chiropractor to Pay $165,442 for Failed Extortion Lawsuit 05/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1007 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A Southern California chiropractor was ordered to pay $165,442 in attorney fees and costs for a failed extortion complaint that was thrown out under...Read More

Generic-Drug Use, a 'Basic' Cost-Saving Strategy, Faces Obstacles 05/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on drugmakers that refuse to provide samples of brand name products to competitors trying to develop generic alternatives — just one strategy drug companies are using to thwart competition. ...Read More

New Pharmacies Sprouted as Dispensing Reforms Were Adopted, WCRI Says 05/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
Researchers studying the impact of legislation that aimed to control the costs of repackaged drugs observed new pharmacies opening in the state that dispensed large numbers of compounded medications and pricey topical painkillers.  The study by the Workers Compensation...Read More

Split Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Claim for Cervical Radiculopathy 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a decision of the Board of Review denying a health care worker’s request for benefits for cervical radiculopathy following an on-the-job injury to her shoulder. ...Read More

Commission Used Wrong Legal Standard to Assess Timeliness of Claim 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned an award of benefits to a deputy sheriff, finding that the Workers’ Compensation Commission had applied the wrong legal standard to deem his claim timely filed. ...Read More

Court Tosses Denial of Worker's PTD Claim Based on Doctor's Isolated Statement on Employability 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 60 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned a decision that denied a worker’s claim for permanent total disability benefits based on a comment by his treating physician indicating that the doctor believed the worker was incapable of employment. ...Read More

DOT Worker Convicted of Fraud 05/21/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 1 min read
A jury convicted a former worker for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on 37 felonies relating to bills for medical services that were never performed. ...Read More

Carl Icahn Voices Opposition to AmTrust Privatization 05/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is protesting AmTrust Financial Services’ proposed privatization, after scooping up more than 9% of the company’s shares since last month. ...Read More

Bureau Could Dismiss PPD Claims if Worker Misses Exam, New Rules Say 05/21/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation has posted the final version of new rules that would let it dismiss claims of permanent partial disability if the employee fails to attend a medical ...Read More
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