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Opioid Prescriptions, IMR Decisions Fall in 2017 03/15/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 802 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
Opioid prescriptions continued to fall in 2017, a year that also saw the first decrease in independent medical review decisions, according to a pair of studies released by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More
 
 

Owner of Staffing Firm Convicted of Underreporting $2.8M in Payroll 03/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The owner of a Central California staffing company was convicted of underreporting payroll to fraudulently avoid paying more than a half-million dollars in workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Cites Ohio Bag Manufacturer for Amputation 03/14/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Ohio plastic-bag manufacturer faces more than $150,000 in penalties for repeated safety violations after a worker lost part of his thumb in a bag-sealing machine. ...Read More
 
 

One Call to Consolidate Jacksonville Locations, Move Downtown 02/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Workers’ compensation managed care company One Call Care Management is consolidating its two Jacksonville locations, moving about 500 employees to a downtown skyscraper that now bears its signage. ...Read More
 
 

Officer Injured While Inspecting Truck Gets Lifetime Insurance Benefits 02/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 286 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
A police officer whose knee "popped" while he was inspecting a semitruck that he suspected was carrying an unlawfully heavy load is eligible for benefits under a state law that grants lifetime medical insurance to officers who are injured while investigating crimes, a div...Read More
 
 

OSHA Cites Aircraft Manufacturer for Carcinogen Exposure 02/02/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited aircraft manufacturer Spirit Aerosystems Inc. in Wichita for exposing employees to hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen. ...Read More
 
 

ODG and Peers Health Partner on Data Collection, Analysis 01/31/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
ODG, publisher of the Official Disability Guidelines, is teaming up with Peers Health to expand the collection of data and development of new products. ...Read More
 
 
Old Republic Grows Profit by 20% in 2017 01/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 256 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 40 min read
Old Republic International Corp. has reported a net income of $300 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, a 127% increase from net income of $132 million in the prio...Read More
 
 

Opinion of Worker's Expert Wasn't Enough to Rebut Presumption of Correctness 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 268 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 13 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the testimony of a worker’s medical expert was insufficient to rebut the opinion of her treating doctor. ...Read More
 
 

Orthopedic Academy Releases Carpal Tunnel Performance Standards 01/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 597 min read
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approved performance measures for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome that payers could use to help rate provider quality. ...Read More
 
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