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Workers' Compensation News

Board Suspends Physician's License 05/18/2007
State: TX | Segment: Medicine | 188 | 0
The Texas Medical Board reported Thursday a board panel suspended the license (No. E6093) of Dr. Ramiro Hernandez of Orange after determining that his continuation in the practice of medicine "presents a continuing threat to the public welfare." A temporary suspension hearing was held Wed...Read More
Bureau Offers 'Policy View' to Members 05/18/2007
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 69 | 0
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau reported "Policy View" is now available for use by members. "Policy View" is an online application in the bureau's members' area that provides a view of members' reported policy and coverage data. The view inc...Read More
Builders Insurance Promotes Mitchell to President 05/18/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 91 | 0
Builders Insurance Group announced Thursday that Chief Operating Officer Patrick Mitchell will assume a new role as president of the company. In addition, Renee Pinczes will join the company as chief financial officer, a post previously held by Mitchell. "Patrick understands th...Read More
Bill on Reimbursement, Interlocutory Orders Passes 05/17/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
The Texas House of Representatives Wednesday amended and approved Senate-passed legislation setting out procedures for reimbursing workers' compensation insurance carriers through the Subsequent Injury Fund for overpayments resulting from designated doctor opinions which are overturned. T...Read More
Burden Would Shift if Firefighter Cancer Bill Signed 05/17/2007
State: CO | Segment: Politics | 121 | 0
The Colorado Legislature sent to the governor's desk a bill that shifts the burden of proof off firefighters trying to prove their cancers are occupationally caused. Gov. Bill Ritter has until June 2 to sign House Bill 1008. The bill would shift the burden of proof to the employers when a...Read More
Board Seeks Lifesaving Awards Nominations 05/16/2007
State: WA | Segment: Regulatory | 81 | 0
The Washington Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board is asking for nominations of Washington workers for the governor's annual lifesaving awards. All Washington workers covered by the workers' compensation system or a self-insured employer are eligible for the lifesaving ...Read More
Builders Insurance Hosts Gala Luncheon 05/16/2007
State: NV | Segment: Business | 77 | 0
Builders Insurance Co. hosted an annual appreciation luncheon for construction industry contractors, subcontractors and special guests Tuesday at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The gala luncheon -- the highlight of Builders Insurance's ongoing efforts to involve its members in...Read More
Bill to Require Self-Referral Reporting is on Hold 05/11/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
Legislation that would require health care providers to report referrals of patients to diagnostic imaging facilities in which the providers have an interest is stalled -- but not yet dead -- in the Texas Senate. Workers' compensation providers have been under similar requirements in Texa...Read More
Bill Doubling PD Benefits Clears Senate Committee 05/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 275 | 0
A California state Senate committee approved a bill that would double permanent disability benefits in a party-line vote on Wednesday. Three Democrats supported and two Republicans opposed Senate Bill 936 by Senate President Don Perata, D-Oakland. Democratic leaders hold little hope of pe...Read More
Bulletin Clarifies Employer-Paid Deductible Costs 05/10/2007
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 94 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division issued a bulletin to clarify how employer-paid medical deductible claim costs are applied for individual claims for unit statistical reporting purposes. Bulletin No. 345 noted an employer is allowed to reimburse its workers' compensation insurer f...Read More
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