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Conviction Requires Business Owner to Repay $68K in Premiums 12/16/2013
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 212 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Lima business owner must repay the Bureau of Workers' Compensation more than $68,000 in unpaid premiums after being convicted of failing to procure workers' compensation insurance.The agency announced that it discovered that Michael Bassinger, owner of Freight Lease in Lima, Oh...Read More
Commission Reports Claims and Fatalities Were up in Fiscal 2013 12/16/2013
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission reported that both claims and fatalities increased in the fiscal year ended on June 30, 2013.The commission issued its annual report for fiscal 2013 last week and reported that total claims increased by 1.4% ...Read More
Court Rejects Provider Claims for Repayment of PPO Discounts 12/12/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a temporary administrative rule in effect for less than six months in 2008 did not entitle 12 physical therapy providers to reimbursement of the deductions that a workers' compensation insurance carrier had taken from their bills pursuant to ...Read More
Comp Experts Predicting another Temporary Fix for Medicare RBRVS 12/12/2013
State: NA | Segment: Top | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefCommittees of the U.S. House and Senate are scheduled today to debate the permanent removal of the sustainable growth rate as a means of adjusting Medicare's Resource-Based Relative...Read More
Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Worker's Esophageal Cancer 12/12/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the estate of a worker who died of esophageal cancer was not entitled to workers' compensation benefits because it could not show that the worker's illness and death were causally-related to his industrial exposure to asbestos. ...Read More
Claimant Attorney Duped by Internet Scam Loses License for 1 Year 12/11/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 782 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Supreme Court last week suspended a Des Moines claimant attorney from practicing law for a minimum period of 12 months for having unwittingly involved himself and several of his clients in a Nigerian inheritance scam.The case was Iowa Supreme Court Attorney ...Read More
Commission Posts Medical Fee Conversion Factors 12/11/2013
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission has posted conversion factors for the medical fee schedule based on data from the Medicare Economic Index.Changes in the conversion factors apply to all medical services provided between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014, and are based on a...Read More
Court Sorts Out Carrier Liability to Worker with 2 Injuries 12/10/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Appeals Court of Massachusetts ruled that the carrier providing coverage for an employer at the time a worker injured his back was not liable for the payment of benefits to the worker when he injured his back again six years later, when his employer was covered by a different insurer. ...Read More
Court Delays Bar Date for Claims against Atlantic Mutual 12/10/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Supreme Court for New York County has delayed the final bar date for claims against failed workers' compensation and marine industry carrier Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. until Dec. 15.The New York Liquidation Bureau posted notice last Friday that the court has rescinded...Read More
Contractor Serving Time for Meth Gets 6 Years for Fraud 12/09/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California farm labor contractor already in federal prison for drug charges was ordered to serve six years in prison and pay restitution of $4.2 million for defrauding two insurance companies by underreporting payroll and for unemployment insurance tax evasion.Richard Lopez Es...Read More
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