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WCIRB: Proportion of Payments to Indicted Providers Falls Almost 75% 10/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The share of California workers’ compensation payments going to providers accused or convicted of fraud has fallen nearly 75% since 2012, according to a new report by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

4th DCA Publishes Decision Upholding Constitutionality of Anti-Lien Fraud Statutes 10/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The 4th District Court of Appeal on Friday ordered publication of its decision upholding the constitutionality of newly enacted statues designed to address lien fraud. ...Read More

ICW Receives Ratings Upgrade From A.M. Best 10/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating to A, or excellent, from a previous rating of A-minus, for Insurance Company of the West. Th...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustment to Inpatient Section of OMFS 10/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order updating the hospital inpatient section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes that were made by Medicare. The order applies to hospital inpatient services provided on or after Dec. 1. The order,...Read More

WCIRB Updates X-Mod Calculator 10/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau updated its online experience modification calculator using values approved by the California insurance commissioner approved earlier in October. ...Read More

OSHA Guidance Expected to Change Employers' Approach to Drug Testing 10/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
New federal guidance may reassure employers that they won’t run afoul of anti-retaliation regulations if they conduct post-injury drug testing or offer safety incentive programs. ...Read More

Rate Reduction May Approach Last Year's Hike 10/22/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
What the court taketh away, the state legislature and the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau giveth back, probably by the end of the year. Th...Read More

Trucker Who Took State Job While on Comp Convicted of Perjury 10/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
An upstate New York truck driver will pay $7,875 in restitution and serve three years' probation after pleading guilty to perjury in the third degree. ...Read More

Commissioner Approves 10.8% Loss Cost Decrease 10/22/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
The Kentucky Department of Insurance announced Friday that it has approved a 10.8% average loss cost decrease, which took effect retroactively to Oct. 1. ...Read More

Decision on Comp Liability Entitled General Contractor to Dismissal of Labor Law Claim 10/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor was entitled to the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims, since the Workers’ Compensation Board had found the contractor to be the worker’s employer. ...Read More
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