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Mediation Settlement Rate Exceeds 72% for Fourth Straight Year 10/24/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
Stakeholders in North Carolina have settled almost three-fourths of their disputes in mediation for the fourth straight year, the Industrial Commission announced this week. ...Read More

Medical Supplier Admits False Claims for Compounded Drugs 10/24/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Kentucky medical supplier has agreed to pay $5,254,912 to resolve allegations that it submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid and the Department of Veterans Affairs that misrepresented the ingredients used in compounded medical creams, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eas...Read More

Meeting Could Lay Groundwork for 7th Edition of AMA Guides 10/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
A Nov. 2 meeting hosted by the American Medical Association will give stakeholders a chance to weigh in on the AMA impairment rating guides and could be the first step toward developing a seventh edition, according to the sixth edition’s senior editor. ...Read More
Medical Advisory Committee Cancels December Meeting 10/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 161 min read
The committee that advises the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on which medical services should be compensable canceled a meeting that was scheduled for Dec. 21. The Department of Consumer and Business Services did not give a reason for the cancellation in a statement released...Read More

Mercaldo, Former Comp Commissioner, Dies at 98 10/22/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Clement Mercaldo, a Maryland workers' compensation commissioner throughout the 1970s and 1980s, died this week at his home in Towson. He was 98. ...Read More

Man Fights State Exemption of Comp for Ag Workers 10/11/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Most states provide that workers' compensation coverage is not required for all agricultural workers. But only in New Mexico has such an exclusion been overturned as unconstitutional. ...Read More

Medata Opens Office in Henderson 10/11/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 253 min read
Medical cost-containment company Medata opened a new office in Henderson, Nevada, after running out of room to add new staff to its office in California. ...Read More

MarketScout: Work Comp Rates Fall Again in Q3 10/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 91 min read
Rates for many commercial lines of insurance were up in the third quarter, according to the latest MarketScout Barometer survey, but workers’ comp rates continued a downward trajectory, with a 3% decrease. ...Read More

Manufacturer Fined $107K for Repeat Violations 10/03/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio plastics manufacturer faces $107,168 in penalties after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the company exposed employees to amputation and struck-by hazards at its plant in Carey. ...Read More

MEMIC Paying Record $22M in Dividends 10/03/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 346 min read
Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that it will pay a record $22 million in dividends to 17,000 employers. MEMIC’s bo...Read More
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