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VICA Luncheon on Catastrophic Injuries Set for Tuesday 03/09/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 994 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Valley Industrial Claims Association will host an educational luncheon on catastrophic injuries next week. Barbara Silvas, a nurse case manager at Genex Services, will present "Catastrophic Injuries: How to Avoid Shattering Your Reserves." The session will run from 11:30 a.m...Read More
Vendor Will Share Stakeholder Comments to Medical Fee Schedules 03/09/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Medical Fee Schedule Regulatory Advisory Panel will meet today with Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting to review a summary of stakeholder feedback and proposed revisions to medical fee schedules. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to...Read More

VICA Luncheon on Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits Voucher Set for Tuesday 02/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Valley Industrial Claims Association of Sacramento will hold an educational luncheon Tuesday about the supplemental job displacement benefits voucher, a voucher available to disabled workers to pay for skill enhancement or educational retraining. ...Read More

Volunteer Rescuer's Injuries Covered by Comp 01/25/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 1043 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
A volunteer who sustained multiple fractures after getting caught in an avalanche during a rescue effort will have his medical bills paid by workers' compensation, Routt County, Colorado, officials told the Steamboat Today newspaper on Monday. ...Read More

V3 Adds Three Senior Executives 01/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
V3 Insurance Partners LLC has announced the addition of three senior executives as part of the expansion of its online quote-and-bind workers’ compensation practice. ...Read More

Videotape Leads to Arrest of Claimant After $500K Spent on Benefits 12/27/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 768 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A Florida claimant who was provided motorized wheelchair because of an alleged work-related neck injury that prevented him from bending his body was arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges after investigators videotaped him cleaning his boat and pushing it off its trailer. ...Read More

Value-Based Care is Focus of Orthopedic Conference 11/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 893 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Whether patients can have a total hip or knee replacement and go home the same day will be a question addressed during a two-day conference hosted by the American College of Perioperative Medicine. ...Read More

Vocational Factors Can Be Included in Lost Earning Capacity Analysis for PPD Worker 11/10/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 586 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that vocational factors can be considered in calculating a permanently partially disabled worker's lost earning capacity. ...Read More
Voters Reject Universal Health Care Measure 4-to-1 11/10/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative that would have created a universal health care system to cover all medical treatment, including care for work injuries. The Colorado Secretary of State reports that 79.7% of voters opposed Amendment 69. The measure would...Read More

Voc Rehab Working Group Posts Presentation Ahead of Meeting 11/09/2016
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
An advisory group convened to identify ways to improve Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system is considering the possibility of tying reimbursement for vocational rehabilitation to how quickly injured workers are back on the job. ...Read More
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