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Mitchell Invests in Telehealth Company 10/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Mitchell, a provider of technology and information services for the property and casualty industry, has invested in telehealth company Consumer Health Connections. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed. Consumer Health Connections builds cloud-based t...Read More
 
 

OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement Following Hurricane Harvey 10/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which had ceased most programmed enforcement actions following Hurricane Harvey, resumed normal enforcement throughout Texas and Louisiana on Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Chiropractors Accused of Fraudulent Billing 10/13/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Atlanta-area chiropractors have been arraigned on federal conspiracy and fraud charges after being accused of submitting false claims to carriers, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia ...Read More
 
 

City Votes to Cover Remaining Portion of Salary for Officer on TTD 10/13/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The city of Baxter Springs has voted to cover the portion of an injured police officer's salary that is not covered by workers' compensation, ...Read More
 
 

Worker Failed to Provide Timely Notice That Back Injury Was Work-Related 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker failed to provide timely notice of a work-related back injury to her employer even though she had presented a doctor’s note. ...Read More
 
 

Permanent Impairment Benefits Denied for Worker With Knee Injury 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to an award of permanent partial disability benefits, since two of the three doctors who evaluated him found no evidence of permanent impairment. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Unanimously Upholds Constitutionality of Cap on Attorney Fees for Treatment Disputes 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s statutory cap on attorney fees for successful protests of medical treatment denials. ...Read More
 
 
Summit Pharmacy Extends Agreement With Liberty Mutual 10/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation pharmacy Summit Pharmacy Inc. has entered into an agreement with Liberty Mutual Insurance Group to continue providing prescription medication and pharmacy services to injured workers. Based in Phoenix, Summit Pharmacy fills prescriptions and manages the claims ...Read More
 
 

Worker Had No New Injury, but Exacerbation of Prior Condition 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence supported the Workers’ Compensation Board’s determination that a worker had suffered an exacerbation of a prior knee injury, not a new injury. ...Read More
 
 

No Loss of Wage Award for Former NYU Accountant With Respiratory Conditions 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an accountant with compensable respiratory ailments was not entitled to an award for a loss in her wage-earning capacity after she quit her job at New York University to take a part-time position. ...Read More
 
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