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Court Reinstates PTD Award for Emergency Medical Technician 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 63 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals reinstated an award of permanent total disability benefits to an injured emergency medical technician for a cervical condition despite the parties' stipulation to a pre-existing shoulder injury. Case: Mullins v. Rural Metro Corp., Nos. 2016-CA-001152...Read More
Proposed Rules Address Opioid Prescribing, Wage Calculation 08/14/2018
State: VT | Segment: EAST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 131 min read
The Vermont Department of Labor is proposing several rule amendments, including a requirement that medical providers who prescribe opioids to injured workers to comply with state protocols. The proposed change to 11.1400 and 12.1730 rule would require medical providers who ...Read More
MEMIC Hires Two Safety Management Consultants 08/14/2018
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 59 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The MEMIC Group has hired two safety management consultants, Susan Diffenderfer and Thomas Brennan, to serve the company’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets. Diffenderfer, of of Juniata County, Pennsylvania, is a licensed physical therapist with nearly 30 years of experience in in...Read More
Webinar to Cover Technical Requirements for EDI 3.1, Aug. 21 08/14/2018
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will host a training webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 21 on the new 3.1 electronic data interchange standard for first reports and subsequent reports of injury. The webinar will help trading partners understand the extensive new technical requireme...Read More
Virgin Islands' Workers' Comp $12 Million Behind on Medical Bills 08/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Budget cuts and staffing shortfalls have left the Virgin Islands Department of Labor owing more than $12 million to workers' compensation medical providers, department officials told legislative panel this week. Even if the department had more staff, it still does not have the money t...Read More
CGL Carrier Can't Intervene in Paraplegic Worker's Tort Suit 08/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that a trial judge properly barred a general liability insurance carrier from intervening in a tort suit against its policyholder by a worker who was paralyzed after a fall from the roof of a commercial building. Case: Houston Specia...Read More

New Management Hopes to Bring 'Renewed Energy' to CSIMS 08/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery is under new management as of July 1, following the departure of Carl Brakensiek, who had led the organization for 37 years. ...Read More

Feds Say Younger Drobot Lied About $250,000 Payment at Sentencing 08/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A federal judge ordered Michael R. Drobot to appear in person for a hearing to determine whether he should be held in contempt for allegedly misleading the court into thinking he had already paid part of a personal money judgment when he was sentenced. ...Read More

Bellusci Explains Why 2019 Proposed Rate Cut is 4.5% 08/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
The chief actuary for California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau took issue with WorkCompCentral reporting that the indicated rate for 2019 is 2.3% lo...Read More

New Cream Scheme Described in Latest Indictments 08/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Federal prosecutors have announced a guilty plea and a settlement agreement in two more compounding pharmacy kickback schemes, one of which involved $400 million in fraud and is being called the largest health care scam ever prosecuted in Mississippi. ...Read More
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