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Fall Hazards Cost Contractor $146K in Penalties 09/25/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 127 min read
Fall hazards at a Bridgeport job site brought $146,554 in penalties against a contractor that had been cited for similar safety problems three times in the past eight years. ...Read More

For Now, Department Will Repurpose Staff for Fraud Unit 09/24/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MI | Segment: Top | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1069 min read
After the Michigan Legislature failed to create an insurance fraud investigation unit this year, Gov. Rick Snyder took matters into his own hands. Last week, he ordered a state agency to set up a bureau that will delve into all types of insurance fraud, including workers’ compensation. ...Read More

FCBI Relocates Headquarters to Orlando 09/21/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 810 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Florida Citrus, Business & Industries Fund announced Thursday that it has moved its corporate headquarters from Alachua, Florida, to Orlando.  ...Read More

Former Reserve National President Named Chief Actuary for Insurance Department 09/21/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has hired the former president of Reserve National Insurance Co. to be chief actuary for the department. Andrew S...Read More
Final Tweak to Rehab Rules Limits Testimony Fees 09/18/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
After two years of input from stakeholders, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has formally adopted a number of changes to fees for rehabilitation consultants. Last month, the department added one more tweak, published Monday in the Minnesota State ...Read More

Formulary Committee to Explore Unique Drug Identifiers at First Meeting 09/17/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
An advisory committee empaneled to recommend revisions to California’s formulary will take up the question of whether to add unique product identifiers to the drug list, an idea some system users said would have been more useful before the start of the year. ...Read More

Feds to Collect $1.2M From Bill Mill, Secure Guilty Plea in Kickback Case 09/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1642 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A federal judge in Northern California on Thursday ordered Pain Free Diagnostics Inc. to deposit $1.2 million into the court’s registry to pay restitution to more than two dozen carriers it defrauded through a billing scheme. ...Read More

FDA Seeks Controls on Interstate Compound Distribution 09/14/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed greater scrutiny for compounding pharmacies that distribute more than half of their compounded products outside of their home state. ...Read More

Failure to Give Notice of 3rd-Party Recoveries Forfeits Entitlement to LHWCA Benefits 09/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker lost his entitlement to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act because he failed to provide his employer with notice of recovery from two third-party tortfeasors. ...Read More

Fraud Grant Payments Increasing by 11% 09/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 611 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
Prosecutors throughout California will receive more money to fight workers’ compensation fraud, thanks to both a larger assessment for the current fiscal year as well as a decision to distribute unspent money from the last fiscal year. ...Read More
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