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Top Comp Drug Lyrica Approved in Extended-Release Formula 10/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 568 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pfizer has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an extended-release form of Lyrica, one of the top prescription drugs in workers’ comp. ...Read More

Truck Driver Didn't Leave Course of Employment by Returning From Trip Early 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a truck driver did not remove himself from the course of his employment as a traveling employee by returning from a delivery a day early because of illness. ...Read More

Two Practitioners Lose Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 10/12/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A physician has lost her authorization to treat injured workers over alleged misconduct, while a psychologist voluntarily resigned his privileges to treat workers and perform independent medical examinations. ...Read More

Task Force Mulling SAIF Surplus Transfer Will Produce Report Soon 10/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers will soon find out whether the state-chartered workers’ compensation carrier will see between $500 million and $1 billion of its $1.6 billion surplus transferred to Oregon’s public-employee retirement system. ...Read More

Tulsa County Drug Court to Reconsider Use of Work-Camp Rehab 10/11/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 373 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Tulsa County's drug court will reconsider sending offenders to the Christian Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery program after an investigative report raised questions about the organization's legality and treatment of participants, ...Read More

Truck Driver Gets Benefits for Accident With Unknown Cause 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a truck driver for his injuries from a single-vehicle accident with no known cause. ...Read More

Terms of Worker's Settlement Didn't Prohibit New Claim for PPD Benefits 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that the terms of a worker’s settlement, which provided benefits for a cervical injury, did not bar her from pursuing a new claim for benefits based on an injury to a different part of the spine. ...Read More

Two States Work on Removing Telemedicine Stumbling Blocks 10/09/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is taking steps to encourage the use of telemedicine in treating injured workers, even as another state, Texas, moves toward removing a stumbling block. ...Read More

TDI to Determine Insurance Assessment Rates and Fees 10/09/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold an informal stakeholder meeting to discuss and gather information related to determining assessment rates for workers’ compensation self-insurance groups....Read More

Temp Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax and Workers' Compensation Fraud 10/05/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Swansea resident has pleaded guilty to federal charges of running a long-term, off-the-books payroll scheme and evading workers’ compensation premiums through her temporary employment agencies. ...Read More
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