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Workers' Compensation News

Updates to ASC, Hospital Reimbursement Manuals Withdrawn 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has withdrawn proposed updates to its reimbursement manuals for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals. The rules, which were noticed in the Sept. 30, 2016, edition of the Florida Administrative Register, failed to receive legislative...Read More

U.S. Seeks Repayment of $3.5M Bilked From Work Comp Program 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a civil lawsuit filed in Texas federal court Wednesday, the U.S. government seeks repayment of the $3.5 million it paid to two pharmacists who solicited prescriptions fro...Read More

UR Changes Coming in 2018; Need for Rules an Open Question 11/30/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
Some initial treatment requests for California workers injured after the start of the new year will be exempt from prospective utilization review when statutory changes made by Senate Bill 1160 take effect. ...Read More

Union Boss Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison 11/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1626 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A former Northern California union boss who pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering in a case that also involves a Bay Area applicants’ attorney was sentenced to 37 months in prison, the ...Read More

Updated Medical Fee Schedule Takes Effect Jan. 1 11/08/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 586 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Alaska Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted a new Medical Fee Schedule, reducing the conversion factor used to calculate reimbursements for surgery and radiology. ...Read More

Universal Coverage Ad Hoc Committee Schedules First Meetings 10/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An ad hoc committee empaneled by California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to discuss the possibility of a universal health care system in the Golden State will hold its first meetings Oct. 23 and 24 in Sacramento. ...Read More

Unlicensed Farm Labor Contractor Fined $105,000 10/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 857 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries said it imposed the largest ever fine against a farm labor contractor that has been cited repeatedly for operating without a mandatory license. ...Read More

United Heartland Expands Into State 10/04/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of its expansion in the central U.S., United Heartland is now offering workers’ compensation insurance in South Dakota.  The ...Read More

Uptick in Medical Costs Tracked by New CWCI Interactive Tool 10/02/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 744 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments for indemnity claims declined steadily since passage of 2012 reforms but ticked up 1.9% from accident year 2014 to 2015, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said Friday. ...Read More
U.S. HealthWorks Opens New Clinic in Santa Fe Springs 09/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 895 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Occupational medicine provider U.S. HealthWorks has opened a medical center in Santa Fe Springs in Southern California. The newly built center includes 10 exam rooms and 8,250 square feet. The center offers occupational health care, injury treatment, physical exams and drug testing, as we...Read More
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