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State Bucks National Trend on Medical Cost Share 10/13/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical care is taking a larger share of total workers’ compensation spending across the country, but Maine appears to be on a different track. A...Read More
 
 

Risk Strategies Co. Names John Scroope Managing Director 10/13/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Risk Strategies Co., a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired John Scroope to manage its New England regional operations. Scroope will also lead the company’s corporate headquarters office in Boston. ...Read More
 
 

Jackson Woman Charged With Collecting Benefits While Working 10/13/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Jackson woman faces up to five years in prison and $15,000 in fines over allegations that she committed one count of workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Roofer Admits to Returning to Work While Collecting Benefits 10/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 55-year-old Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to taking nearly $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits after returning to work, the state Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General’s Office said. ...Read More
 
 

Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction 10/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 854 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The final round of briefs filed ahead of next week’s hearing on a constitutional challenge to the automatic stay on liens filed by providers charged with fraud focuses heavily on whether California lawmakers cured the alleged due process violations this year. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI Releases Interactive Data Tool for Members 10/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released a new data tool that allows its members to analyze various aspects of claims experience from eight regions in California using data from 2007 to 2016.  ...Read More
 
 

DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer 10/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 897 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation sent a notice of intent to suspend Paul Randall, a marketer who pleaded guilty in 2012 to paying kickbacks to providers who referred patients to Tri-City Regional Medical Center for spinal surgeries. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI: Job Automation Will Drive Critical Changes 10/12/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Although some researchers have said that automation puts half of U.S. jobs at risk, a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance says the situation is not nearly that dire. ...Read More
 
 

Fallout Over Work-Camp Rehab Now Includes Lawsuit, Possible Comp Fraud Investigation 10/12/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three drug-court defendants have sued the diversion program that put them to work, for no wages, at a chicken-processing plant, saying the program violates the 13th Amendment’s ban on involuntary servitude. ...Read More
 
 

Claimants' Attorneys: Proposed Protz Fix Unconstitutional 10/12/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Pennsylvania claimants’ attorneys, including the one who represented Mary Ann Protz in a case that led to the elimination of impairment rating evaluations, said Wednesday that a proposed bill aimed at reinstating IREs is unconstitutional because it contains a retroactive provision. ...Read More
 
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