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Charlotte WC Attorney Suspended for Making False Statements 12/14/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A longtime Charlotte workers' compensation attorney has been suspended from law practice for two years after she allegedly withdrew almost $30,000 from her husband's investment account, then lied about it, the North Carolina State Bar said. ...Read More
 
 

WCRI Webinar to Focus on Value-Based Care 12/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 10 to discuss value-based medical care and its potential use in workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Percentage of Firms Opting Out of Comp Rose Significantly in 2018 12/14/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Although workers' compensation costs in Texas continue to decline, the number of businesses that opt out of the system has risen in the last few years, according to a report from the Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Board Suspends 2 Physicians for Misconduct 12/14/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
A physician who was convicted of driving while under the influence, and a physician who was disciplined by the state medical board for a record-keeping violation, were both temporarily suspended from the the state workers’ compensation system, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board ...Read More
 
 

Court Approves Worker's Long-Term Use of Medication Designed for Short-Term Use 12/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to continued coverage for a medication beyond its recommended use period. ...Read More
 
 

Psyche Worker Shoved by Patient Cleared of WC Fraud Charges 12/14/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A mental health worker in Maine who said he lived through torture in Iran only to be charged with workers' compensation fraud in the U.S. has been cleared of charges. ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys See Significant Ramifications From Lindh Decision 12/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1465 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The latest California appellate court decision finding asymptomatic, pre-existing conditions are fair game for apportionment should shield employers from paying for disabilities arising from nonindustrial causes, according to workers’ compensation defense attorneys. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Posts Adjustment to Ambulance Fee Schedule 12/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted to its website an order adjusting the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by Medicare. Ambulance services provided on or after Jan. 1, 2019, will be capped at 120% of the a...Read More
 
 

DWC Asks for Help on Balance Billing by Military Hospital 12/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio is known for its acclaimed trauma and burn-care units. It is the military’s only Level I trauma center, and one of only a few trauma centers in southwest Texas. ...Read More
 
 

MSF Gives Overview of Formulary Rules That Kick in April 1 12/13/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A webinar sponsored by Montana State Fund on Wednesday gave stakeholders an overview of new rules that will become mandatory next year, as the state joins Indiana as the latest in a growing number of jurisdictions that have adopted workers' compensation drug formularies. ...Read More
 
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