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Premiums Down 63% Since 2005 Reforms, DWC Says 12/18/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 19 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Legislative reforms enacted in 2005 to create a drug formulary and health care networks, and an emphasis on workplace safety, have dropped Texas workers’ compensation premiums by 63%, the Division of Workers’ Compensation says. ...Read More

Conversion Multiplier Increases 1.3% for 2018 Medical Fee Schedule 12/18/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 29 | 0
The Workers’ Compensation Commission has released its Maryland specific conversion multiplier for its 2018 medical fee schedule. ...Read More

Jury Convicts Radiologist on 39 Counts in Kickback Case 12/15/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1586 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Beverly Hills radiologist Ronald Grusd will return to court in March to learn his sentence after a federal jury convicted him on 39 counts relating to a kickback scheme that prosecutors say generated $25 million in fraudulent bills for services provided to injured workers in California. ...Read More

DWC Updates Ambulance Fee Schedule 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule for 2018. ...Read More

Prosecutors: More Than 14,500 Pacific Hospital Procedures Tied to Kickbacks 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1111 | 1 | Popular with Legal
More than 14,500 patients had surgeries or other procedures performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach that were “likely the result of a kickback payment,” according to recently filed court documents. ...Read More

4th DCA Publishes Ruling on Scope of Carrier's Subrogation Rights 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 810 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th District Court of Appeal this week ordered publication of its decision establishing that an insurance carrier has the right to reimbursement of the benefits it paid to an injured worker from her recovery from a third party. ...Read More

Fla. PEO Under Fire for Denying Undocumented Workers' Claims Tried Same Tactics in Calif. 12/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 562 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When representatives of Southern California firm Kamran Staffing Inc. learned from an insurance broker that a Florida professional employer organization could handle their workers’ compensation for cheap, they thought they’d found a pretty good deal. ...Read More

Bill Would Permit Fund of Last Resort to Sell Health Insurance 12/15/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Democrats and a Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have introduced for the third time a bill that would allow State Workers’ Insurance Fund to sell health insurance. ...Read More

Jay Lefkowitz to Lead XL Catlin's North America Risk Management Arm 12/15/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Property and casualty insurer XL Catlin has promoted Jay Lefkowitz to president of its global risk management business in North America, the company announced Thursday. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Low, Stable From 2010-15, WCRI Finds 12/15/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Of the 18 states that had their 2010-15 workers’ compensation medical costs analyzed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Michigan’s were among the lowest, the nonprofit organization reported. ...Read More
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