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StoneRiver Agrees to Pay $1 Million for Overcharges 10/08/2012
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions has agreed to pay $1 million in restitution to Massachusetts state government and local cities and towns for prescription overcharges in the workers' compensation system.Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a press release that rec...Read More
Sen. Passes Bill to Continue Death Benefits after Remarriage 10/08/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey state Senate has passed a bill that will provide surviving spouses of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty with lifetime workers' compensation benefits, regardless of whether they remarry.The Senate voted 35-0 on Thursday to approve Senate Bill ...Read More
Supreme Court Chides Agency for Exceeding Scope of Remand 10/04/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Dakota Supreme Court on Monday chided the state office of Workforce Safety and Insurance for having disregarded the court's instructions in remanding a dispute over a truck driver's entitlement to benefits for a 2005 car accident....Read More
Study Finds Low Compliance with Opioid Treatment Guidelines 10/03/2012
State: NA | Segment: Top | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefA report released Tuesday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) says that despite the increased attention on opioid misuse as a major public health concern, many physicians are...Read More
Supreme Court to Decide if Mailbox Rule Applies to Comp Appeals 10/02/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 997 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Supreme Court last week agreed to take up the issue of whether the so-called mailbox rule – which deems the time of a document's filing to be the time of mailing – is applicable to appeals from the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More
SWCB Removes 5 Docs from Workers Authorization List 10/02/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) on Monday announced the removal or suspension of five doctors from its authorization list for the treatment of injured workers.SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said Dr. Christian Nahas, D.O., of Island Park, N.Y., resigned his authori...Read More
Supreme Court Clarifies AWW Calculation for Part-Time Workers 10/02/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A college student who suffered a permanent injury to his back at his part-time job was entitled to have his average weekly wage calculated based on a 40-hour work week and a rehabilitation plan consisting of formal training aimed at placing him in a form of employment where he would earn wages ...Read More
SWCB Closes Club for Lack of Coverage 10/02/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) has closed a nightclub in Brooklyn, N.Y., for failing to carry workers' compensation coverage, the Brooklyn Daily reported on Monday.The newspaper said the SWCB issued a stop-work order last month to Amnesia, which formerly op...Read More
Sting Catches 5 Uninsured Contractors 10/01/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Five contractors were issued stop-work orders during a sting in Central California, according to the Contractors State License Board.Investigators posed as homeowners and solicited contractors who advertised in local newspapers and on the Internet to solicit bids for painting, landscapin...Read More
SWCB Pushing to Complete EDI Claims Transition by End of 2013 10/01/2012
State: NY | Segment: Top | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) is pushing ahead with plans to convert its paper-based claims system to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Claims Release 3.0 fo...Read More
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