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Shareholders Approve Cigna, Express Scripts Merger 08/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Stockholders of Express Scripts Holding Co. and Cigna Corp. have approved Cigna’s proposed acquisition of Express Scripts in a $52 billion deal. ...Read More

Senate Passes Fraud Assessment, Reporting Bill 08/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The California Senate passed a bill that would allow the Fraud Assessment Commission to give more money to district attorneys to prosecute workers’ compensation fraud cases. ...Read More

Staffing Firm Executives Accused of Comp Fraud 08/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1566 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Three executives for two Southern California staffing companies are accused of defrauding a workers’ compensation carrier by misrepresenting the true employer of nearly 50 workers. ...Read More

Supreme Court to Issue Ruling on UR Providers' Malpractice Liability 08/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1007 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The California Supreme Court will issue a decision today establishing whether utilization review physicians can be sued for malpractice. This ...Read More

Supreme Court's Action Renders Moot Commission's Appeal of Invalidation 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Industrial Commission’s appeal of a decision to invalidate a temporary rule on ambulatory surgical centers was rendered moot when the state Supreme Court declined to disturb the Court of Appeals’ determination that the state’s fee schedules were valid. ...Read More

Split Court Revives Family's Tort Claims for Death of Ranch Hand 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that the family of a ranch hand could proceed with their tort claims against the ranch owners for the worker’s death. ...Read More

SPBA Jumps Into Air Ambulance Fray 08/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
As part of a coalition of more than 20 organizations seeking change in air ambulance regulation, the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators has provided feedback to U.S. senators who are working on the FAA reauthorization bill. ...Read More

Sixth Edition Author Suggests Multiplier to Adjust Impairment Ratings 08/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The doctor who penned much of the oft-debated sixth edition of the AMA guides now suggests that states can offset low impairment ratings with their own tweaks to the ratings. ...Read More

SMFTA May Start Verifying Contractor Claims of Safety 08/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is exploring new policies that would entail verifying claims from contractors when they say they have clean safety records without a history of fines and penalties, according to a report by the ...Read More

Senate Passes Breast Cancer Impairment Rating Bill 08/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 526 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The California Senate passed a bill that would describe factors doctors must consider when assigning impairment ratings in occupational breast cancer cases. ...Read More
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