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MWCC to Install New Technology in 6 Courthouses 01/24/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
When attorneys began coming into Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission courtrooms with flash drives, hoping to share a video saved on the device during a hearing, staff initially didn’t know what to tell them. ...Read More

More Doubts Surfacing About Spinal Cord Stimulators for Injured Workers 01/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1677 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Competition is heating up among makers of spinal cord stimulators, as the devices, which are touted as an alternative to opioids for treating chronic pain, are becoming smaller and more sophisticated. ...Read More
MEMIC Promotes Ben Cavallaro to Production Underwriter 01/22/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The MEMIC Group has promoted Ben Cavallaro to the position of production underwriter, a move intended to support growth within the Georgia market, the company said. Cavallaro joined MEMIC in 2013 as a compensation associate in the claims department. He became an analyst in MEMIC’s u...Read More

Medical Reimbursement Disputes Drop by Half in Four Years 01/19/2018
State: FL | Segment: Top | 361 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The number of medical reimbursement disputes between providers and payers has dropped by nearly half in four years, according to the Division of Workers’ Compensation's annual report. ...Read More

Medical Committee to Consider Spinal Cord Stimulator Compensability 01/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Whether spinal cord stimulators should be a compensable treatment for injured workers is a topic that the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division’s Medical Advisory Committee will consider when it meets on Feb. 16. ...Read More

Meeting on Neck, Back Treatment Guidelines Set for Jan. 27 01/18/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Massachusetts group that develops the medical treatment guidelines used in the state’s workers’ compensation system will hold a meeting on a new draft of the Neck and Back Treatment Guidelines on Jan. 27. ...Read More

Mastermind of Pacific Hospital Scheme to Serve More Than Five Years 01/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1747 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Michael D. Drobot will serve more than five years in federal prison and pay $500,000 in criminal fines for devising a scheme to pay at least $40 million in kickbacks to dozens of providers as part of a plot that federal prosecutors say generated $500 million in fraudulent bills. ...Read More

Manslaughter Charges Filed Over Occupational Fatality 01/10/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Seattle construction company fined $51,500 for safety violations that led to the death of a worker was charged with manslaughter in the first felony case over a workplace fatality in Washington state, according to the Department of Labor and Industries. ...Read More

Mine Owner Owed No Duty of Care to Independent Contractor's Employee 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a mine owner did not owe a duty of care to the employee of an independent contractor who was hired to refurbish the mine facilities. ...Read More

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Upped for Claimants 01/10/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Array | 7 min read
The state mileage reimbursement rate for claimants has increased one penny to 54.5 cents per mile, Insurance Commissioner Allan L. McVey has announced. ...Read More
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