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Workers' Compensation News

Public Hearing on TDI's Network Regs Oct. 6 08/31/2005
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 168 | 0
Regulations proposed by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for workers' compensation medical provider networks will be considered at a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 6. The hearing will be in room E1.004, Capitol Extension Auditorium, and may be continued through Oct. 7 if neces...Read More
Police: 'Alleged Workman's Comp Adjusters Part of Scam' 08/31/2005
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 80 | 0
A Florida woman who for four years was hounded by "workman's comp adjusters" to pay her neighbor's bills was actually a victim of elder abuse, according to New Port Richey police. The Police Department on Sunday arrested 57-year-old Craig Wilson in New Port Richey on a charge of exploitatio...Read More
ProAssurance Execs Presenting at Conference 08/29/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 125 | 0
Executives from ProAssurance Corp. will be presenting at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Insurance Conference on Thursday, Sept. 8, the company said in a press release. The presentation will begin at 4:05 p.m. EDT and will be webcast on the KBW Web site at: ...Read More
Payroll Auditing Course Hosted by WCIRB 08/26/2005
State: CA | Segment: Events | 136 | 0
WCIRB of California has scheduled workers' compensation payroll auditing courses for Sept. 22 in Sacramento and Sept. 27 in Costa Mesa. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. instruction is designed for insurance auditors, fee audit providers, audit reviewers, agents, brokers and customer service representa...Read More
Pennsylvania Nearing Employment Record 08/25/2005
State: PA | Segment: Other | 131 | 0
Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Secretary Stephen Schmerin said this week that the state is nearing its all-time high for job creation. The statewide job count rose in July for the fifth straight month to 5.7 million. "July's statewide employment and jobs numbers confirm that Penns...Read More
Penn. Chiro Guilty of Student Billing Scheme 08/23/2005
State: PA | Segment: Fraud | 120 | 0
A chiropractor pleaded guilty last week in a Pennsylvania federal court to an insurance billing scheme that attracted college students by offering them a place in a clinical trial. Brian K. Watkins pleaded guilty last week to defrauding health insurer Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield betwee...Read More
PERI Building Nat'l Work Comp Database 08/23/2005
State: NA | Segment: Other | 109 | 0
A national data exchange created for the benefit of government and public entities is experiencing a surge in workers' compensation claims information. The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) Data Exchange is exceeding expectations, it reported recently. More than 2,200 public entities in ...Read More
Pain Management 16th Annual Meeting Set 08/18/2005
State: CA | Segment: Events | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The American Academy of Pain Management will hold its 16th Annual Clinical Meeting September 22-25 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The Academy's Annual Clinical Meeting is a gathering of pain management clinicians, from a variety of disciplines and medical traditio...Read More
Plymouth Corrections Officer Charged with Fraud 08/18/2005
State: MA | Segment: Fraud | 125 | 0
A former corrections officer allegedly injured on the job has been indicted on charges that he fraudulently collected more than $55,000 in disability pay, Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly announced yesterday. Antonios Sarantos, 35, of Plymouth was indicted by a Suffolk County grand...Read More
Panel Calls for Examination of BP Safety Culture 08/18/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 117 | 0
The federal accident board looking into the BP refinery blast in Texas City took the unprecedented action of advising the company to examine its safety culture immediately. because its facilities pose an "imminent The Houston Chronicle reported today on four pages of recommendations the...Read More
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