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Tesla Workers Suffer Higher Injury Rate Than Sawmill, Meat Processing Plant Workers 08/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers at Tesla Motors' manufacturing facility in Fremont suffer injuries at a higher rate than those at meat processing plants and sawmills, a report from the California worker safety organization Worksafe reveals....Read More
 
 

Tensions Between Attorneys, Lien Claimant Representatives Symptom of Larger Problem 08/01/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2144 | 0 | Popular with Legal
High-profile provider fraud arrests and new laws that place greater restrictions on filing liens in California's workers' compensation system may be taking a toll on relationships among the professionals who appear before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More
 
 

TDI to Use New Survey Results to Track Performance of Health Care Networks 08/01/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Surveys of up to 4,000 injured workers will be completed by Wednesday and then used in a report to document the performance of health care networks regarding access to, and satisfaction with, medical care, return-to-work and health outcomes, officials said. ...Read More
 
 

Two Years of Prison for Compound Cream Sales Rep 07/31/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 27-year-old Tampa resident has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for paying Tricare beneficiaries to visit clinics, including one in a strip mall cosmetics store, to obtain compounded pain creams. ...Read More
 
 

Town Hall Meeting Called Over Comp System Challenge 07/31/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Healthcare Workers' Compensation Fund managed by Inspirien is hosting a town hall meeting on Aug. 11 to discuss potential legislation in response to a recent court ruling in Jefferson County, Alabama. ...Read More
 
 

Trucking Company Owner and Driver Charged with Workers' Compensation Fraud 07/31/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a Queens trucking company and one of his employees have been charged with falsifying documents that allegedly led to more than $216,000 in workers’ compensation fraud against the New York State Insurance Fund, the state’s largest workers’ comp insurer says. ...Read More
 
 

Two Plead Guilty in Topical Cream Schemes 07/27/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Mississippi men pleaded guilty in federal court in Hattiesburg on Tuesday for their roles in a multi-million-dollar compounding pharmacy health care fraud conspiracy. ...Read More
 
 
Town May Leave County Comp Plan Over Rate Hike, But Higher Rate May Not Last 07/25/2017
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The supervisor of an upstate New York town that will see its workers' compensation premium rise 267% as the result of a funding formula change wants to look into bowing out of the county's self-insured workers' compensation plan, North Country Now reports. Before this month, t...Read More
 
 

Travelers' Net Income Dips 10% in Q2 07/21/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Travelers Cos. Inc. have reported net income of $595 million for the quarter that ended June 30, a 10% decrease from net income of $664 million in the second quarter of 2016. ...Read More
 
 
TDI Seeking Advisers for Drug Prior Authorization Form Committee 07/17/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance is seeking applications to serve on a committee that makes recommendations on the forms used for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits. The department said it is seeking applicants to fill vacancies representing specialty drug distributors and...Read More
 
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