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Surgeon Arraigned on Fraud Charges for Alleged Overbilling 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
A California orthopedic surgeon was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he bilked workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers out of $700,000 by providing unnecessary and excessive treatment.  ...Read More

Sunz Subsidiary Opening Branch Office in Sacramento 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Next Level Administrators, a subsidiary of Sunz Holdings that provides claims administration services, is expanding into the California market with the opening of an office in Sacramento. ...Read More

Senate Resolution Keeps Reform Bill Alive 06/14/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Alaska state Senate passed a resolution to suspend legislative rules and allow a vote on a bill that would overhaul the state workers’ compensation system even though the Senate did not take a vote on the measure before adjourning its regular session. ...Read More

San Jose Mulling Elimination of In-House Claims Staff 06/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Officials with San Jose, California, are proposing the elimination of the city’s in-house claims shop and handing off administration of all of the city’s workers’ compensation claims to a third-party administrator. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker Struck by Drunken Driver 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from being stuck by a drunken driver while on an out-of-town construction job. ...Read More

SAIF Board Elects Chairman, Welcomes New Member 06/12/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
The board of directors for SAIF Corp. elected Jeff Stone as chairman, and Krishna Balasubramani vice chair, the carrier announced Monday. ...Read More

Supreme Court Suspends Attorney for Embezzlement From Firm 06/12/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court last week suspended a Knoxville workers’ compensation attorney from the practice of law for having stolen funds from his former firm. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Healing Period Benefits to Worker After Unauthorized Surgery 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to healing period benefits for her recovery time after undergoing surgery that her employer had not authorized. ...Read More

State Supreme Court Holds That Successor Company Must Pay $3.5 Million in Premiums 06/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court this week upheld the power of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to protect the state-run insurance fund, overturning a lower court ruling and holding that a company owner cannot avoid premiums simply by folding one firm into another. ...Read More

State's Claim Costs Fell Following Reforms, WCRI Finds 06/08/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Tennessee decreased 6% in 2015, a trend that was partly due to reforms enacted in 2013, according to a study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
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