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Turek Joins Greenway Medical Board 03/11/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 121 | 0
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., a provider of integrated practice management and electronic medical records (EMR) software solutions for physicians' practices, yesterday announced that Walter Turek has joined the company's Board of Directors. Turek is Senior Vice President of Sales an...Read More
TN Community Rallies to Support Wounded Officer 03/11/2005
State: TN | Segment: Other | 84 | 0
Members of a small east Tennessee community have raised more than $50,000 to support a wounded deputy who is without workers' compensation, a local Knoxville TV station reported. WBIR-TV announced that the Hancock County community has united to support Deputy Randy White, who was shot in ...Read More
TX Paper Calls for Mandatory Workers' Comp 03/11/2005
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 101 | 0
The Dallas Morning News is calling for Texas to adopt a mandatory workers' compensation program in an editorial published in its Wednesday edition. Texas is currently the only state in which the employee insurance system is voluntary on the part of the employer. "This loophole h...Read More
TX Fraud Investigators Warn Docs of 'HIPPA' Invoices 03/11/2005
State: TX | Segment: Fraud | 93 | 0
Texas Medicaid fraud officials are warning doctors that an entity calling itself the "Office of HIPPA Compliance" has been sending invoices to medical providers for services they've never received. One of the first clues that the invoices are bogus: The acronym for the Health Insurance Port...Read More
TWCC Posts 2005 Rulebook Supplement Online 03/11/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 107 | 0
The Texas Workers' Compensation Commission has posted The Workers' Compensation Act and Commission Rulebook Supplement 2005-01 online. The rulebook can be updated by printing the 2005-01 Rules from the Commission's website at www.twcc.state.t...Read More
TX Firm, Hermes Sargent, 6th Fastest in Growth 03/09/2005
State: TX | Segment: Business | 410 | 0
The Texas-based law firm of Hermes Sargent Bates was recently recognized by Texas Lawyer Magazine as the sixth fastest-growing law firm in Texas. The firm's founders started the office in 2000 with only 18 lawyers, and today there are 45 attorneys in five short years. Hermes Sargent Bates ...Read More
TX Senate Committee Moves SB 5 03/09/2005
State: TX | Segment: Politics | 122 | 0
The Senate State Affairs Committee finished work on SB 5, the major Texas workers' compensation reform act, passing out of committee on a 9-0 vote. The bill, sponsored by Todd Staples - R, Palestine, would make sweeping changes to the state's workers' compensation system.According ...Read More
Tip Leads to Conviction of TX Double Dipper 03/09/2005
State: TX | Segment: Fraud | 170 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported Tuesday that Kevin Savage of San Antonio pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud-related charges. The Travis County 147th District Court sentenced Savage to a one-year suspended jail term, 18 months of probation, and 160 hours of community ser...Read More
TX Drilling Company Fined $100K for Electrocution 03/08/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 342 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations and proposed penalties totaling $100,500 against Big Dog Drilling of Midland, Texas, following investigation of a worker's electrocution at a drilling location. Big Dog Drilling, a subsidiary of Acme Energy Serv...Read More
TX Mutual Announces Provider Referral Line 03/08/2005
State: TX | Segment: Business | 152 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Company yesterday announced the launch of its health care provider referral service for policyholders. The toll-free phone number, (800) 381-8067, provides a list of network health care providers for policyholders to recommend to injured workers. Rockport Healthcar...Read More
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