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Orthopedic Surgery Without Opioids Is Possible, Researchers Say 05/04/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
Orthopedic surgeons in North Carolina have found that a non-opioid strategy was as effective as opioids in relieving pain in patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery, in what the researchers are calling a groundbreaking study. ...Read More
 
 

Owner of Pizza Shop Pleads No Contest to Fraud Charges 05/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 284 min read
The owner of a pizza shop in Northern California pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of workers’ compensation fraud for underreporting payroll, the ...Read More
 
 

OIR Approves 1.8% Rate Reduction Driven by Corporate Tax Cut 05/02/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 106 min read
Savings generated by the tax cut signed into law by President Donald Trump last December will reduce Florida workers’ compensation rates by 1.8%, effective June 1. ...Read More
 
 

One Call, Acelity Partner on Wound-Care Monitoring Program 05/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
One Call Care Management is partnering with wound-care company Acelity on a program to help ensure patients with hard-to-heal wounds comply with prescribed therapy. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Clarifies Reporting Requirements for Employers in State Plan Areas 05/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that certain employers covered by OSHA-approved state plans must electronically report injury and illness data for calendar year 2017, even if th...Read More
 
 

OSHA, Roofing Contractor Settle Retaliation Case 04/30/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reached a settlement with a roofing contractor in a lawsuit over the contractor’s alleged retaliation against an employee who cooperated in an OSHA safety investigation. ...Read More
 
 

Old Republic Reports Decreased Comp Claim Costs in Q1 04/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Old Republic International Corp. on Thursday reported net income for the first quarter at $4 million, a 96% drop from a net income of $113 million in the same quarter of 2017. ...Read More
 
 
OWCP Rule Clarifies Min, Max Rates Under Longshore and Harbor Act 04/24/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has adopted new regulations that clarify how maximum and minimum compensation rates apply to claims payable under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Deeply Concerned About Contractor's Trench Safety 04/20/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
A Nebraska contractor is facing proposed penalties of $46,930 for allegedly failing to protect workers from trench hazards. Gretna-based Premier Unde...Read More
 
 

Old Fund Surcharge Eliminated Effective Jan. 1 04/20/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A 9% surcharge that West Virginia employers have been paying since 2008 to pay off claims against the state’s old monopoly insurer will cease to exist on Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
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