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SAIF Offering Free Safety Seminars 10/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is kicking off a series of free farm safety seminars on Halloween. The half-day courses being held in 16 cities throughout ...Read More

Mark Bilger Joins York as Chief Information Officer 10/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal
York Risk Services Group has hired Mark Bilger as its chief information officer. ...Read More

Clinic Operator Accused of Comp Fraud and Identity Theft 10/12/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The operator of a San Antonio physical therapy clinic is accused of attempting to defraud the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, an indictment says. ...Read More

Two Practitioners Lose Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 10/12/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 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

Risk Pool Challenging Whether Companion Should Receive Death Benefits 10/12/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pearland police officer’s companion is attempting for a third time to receive death benefits under the city’s workers’ compensation fund following his death at the hands of a drunk driver,  the ...Read More

Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court 10/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1710 | 2 | Popular with Legal
A psychiatrist convicted on a single charge related to the overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith is asking a federal judge to declare that California's process of suspending providers from the workers’ compensation system is unconstitutional. ...Read More

CWCI Posts Formulary Webinar on Website 10/11/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute posted to its website an on-demand version of a webinar exploring proposed formulary regulations that are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More

Task Force Mulling SAIF Surplus Transfer Will Produce Report Soon 10/11/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 249 | 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

CMS' New CRC Contractor Has Experience With Medicare, Student Loans 10/11/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that goes after borrowers who have defaulted on student loans has now been tasked with recovering money from workers’ comp carriers and other payers that owe money to Medicare. ...Read More

Lawmaker: Wait on Concrete Data Before Reforming Attorney Fees 10/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic lawmaker says it would be “speculative” and premature to consider legislation to cap claimants’ attorney fees during the 2018 session because concrete data that proves or disproves rising costs will not become available for at least another year. ...Read More
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