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Workers' Compensation News


 
PMA Capital Net Income Doubles in First Quarter 05/02/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 88 | 0
PMA Capital Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $6.8 million in the first quarter of 2008, more than double the $3.3 million in profits earned in the same period last year.           "We have made continued progress in profitably growing our insura...Read More
 
 
Progressive Medical Launches New Version of IFX 04/30/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 324 | 0
Progressive Medical on Tuesday announced the coming release of an enhanced version of IFX, its claims-administration technology platform.The new features of IFX 8.0 will enable workers’ compensation claims professionals to increase productivity and overall job efficiency, Progressi...Read More
 
 
Penn. Court Rejects Attempt to Reduce Impairment Status 04/30/2008
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 127 | 0
A Pennsylvania appellate court denied a carrier's bid to modify the permanent total disability status of an injured worker because it failed to prove that work existed that met the claimant's restrictions. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reinstated a workers' compensat...Read More
 
 
Psychologist Pleads Guilty to Posing as Physical Therapist 04/30/2008
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 172 | 0
An Ohio man who called himself a physical therapist and billed the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and other insurers more than $2 million for treating injured workers pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.The newspap...Read More
 
 
Pittsburgh Law Firm Releases Handbook on Work Comp Law 04/30/2008
State: PA | Segment: Business | 60 | 0
A Pittsburgh law firm on Tuesday released a handbook on Pennsylvania workers' compensation law for employers.Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag and Grochmal published "The 2008 Employers' Guide to Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Law" on the law firm's website. Hard c...Read More
 
 
Pa. House Member Files Misclassification Bill 04/29/2008
State: PA | Segment: Politics | 181 | 0
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has filed the latest in a series of state bills across the nation seeking to crackdown on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors to skirt tax laws and avoid providing workers' compensation coverage.State Rep. Barry R. Lentz, D-Swarthmore,...Read More
 
 
PMSI Report Says WC Drug Costs Rose 12% in 2007 04/29/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 405 | 0
Annual workers' compensation pharmacy spending increased nearly 12% in 2007, mostly because of increased utilization, according to the 2008 Annual Drug Trends Report, released by PMSI on Monday.PMSI said the report identifies key areas where pharmacy benefit managers and payers shoul...Read More
 
 
PMSI Says Risk Management Program Found Drug Overuse 04/25/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
PMSI trumpeted its drug-use risk management software in a press release Thursday, saying that 23% of injured workers identified by the detection system were found to have received drugs from multiple prescribers, while 17% were discovered to be overusing medication by treating chronic pain with drug...Read More
 
 
Political Blog Predicts Mail Campaign Against Sanford Work Comp Foes 04/24/2008
State: SC | Segment: Top | 78 | 0
A political news blog run by the former press secretary to South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford suggested this week that the state's top business lobbies will work to defeat three Republican senators on a committee that intensely questioned a Sanford nominee to the Workers' Compensation Commissi...Read More
 
 
Pork Processing Plant Workers Will Receive Comp Benefits 04/24/2008
State: MN | Segment: Safety | 95 | 0
Attorneys for employees at an Austin, Minn., pork processing plant report that the workers, who have been affected by neurological illness, will be receiving workers’ compensation benefits after having had their initial claims denied.Quality Pork Processor’s workers compensat...Read More
 
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