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Rand Recommends Incentives for Quality, Timely Med-Legal Reports 12/11/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California’s Medical-Legal Fee Schedule could be improved by abandoning the time-based payment methodology for a flat rate, and adding bonuses for timely and complete reports, according to a new Rand Corp. report...Read More
 
 

Employer May Apportion Disability to Pre-Existing, Asymptomatic Condition 12/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 695 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an employer may apportion a worker’s disability following a work injury to a previously asymptomatic, underlying condition. ...Read More
 
 

Report: Deferred Retirement Program Not Cost-Neutral 12/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A deferred retirement program intended to keep veteran police and firefighters on the job in Los Angeles is not cost-neutral, despite being sold as such to voters in 2001. ...Read More
 
 

Ride-Share's Role in Comp Transportation Debated 12/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft are making inroads into workers’ compensation transportation, but how big of a role they will ultimately play in shuttling injured workers to and from medical appointments is being hotly debated. ...Read More
 
 

Bicklein Trial Set; Defendant Contends Payments Were Legal Because Clients Signed Forms 12/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A prominent claimants' attorney who is accused of taking kickbacks from the Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas plans to assert that it was not a crime to accept the payments because his clients had signed consent forms acknowledging the arrangement. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Reimbursement From Subsequent Injury Account 12/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that further proceedings are required to determine whether an employer’s workers’ compensation provider was entitled to reimbursement for an employee’s claim based on his disability from a work-related injury and a pre-existing condition. ...Read More
 
 

Work Comp Rates Down 3.25% in November Ivans Index 12/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Workers’ comp premium renewal rates were down 3.25% in November, following a 3.20% decrease in October, according to results of the Ivans index. ...Read More
 
 

4th Circuit Upholds Air Ambulance Provider's ADA Challenge to State Fee Schedule 12/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
Air ambulance providers last week notched yet another win in their battle against state regulation of their rates. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court o...Read More
 
 

Stan Connally Joins AAU as Producer in Tampa 12/11/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 39 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Allied American Underwriters, a division of USG Insurance Services Inc., has hired Stan Connally as a producer/broker for workers’ compensation in the Tampa, Florida, branch. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Profitability Helps Maintain 'Stable' Outlook for Commercial Lines 12/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A.M. Best is maintaining a stable outlook for the commercial lines segment of the U.S. property and casualty insurance industry for 2019, in part due to continued profitability of workers’ compensation, the segment’s largest line of business. ...Read More
 
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