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Paradigm Outcomes Announces Expansion of Catastrophic Care Solutions 08/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Paradigm Outcomes announced that it has expanded its clinical services as a result of purchasing several assets from Best Doctors Inc. ...Read More

Prescription Drugs, First Responder Benefits Popular Issues With Lawmakers 08/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Lawmakers in nearly every state considered legislation addressing prescription drugs this year, with 20 focusing on issues directly relating to workers’ compensation, including physician dispensing and opioid use, according to a new report released Wednesday by the National Council on ...Read More

Policy Institute Chronicles Cost to City of 'Modest' Comp Claims 07/31/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Illinois Policy Institute says that the city of Belleville, Illinois, has spent $420,000 settling workers’ compensation claims by employees this year, with much of that money going to workers who returned to their jobs the day after the injury. ...Read More

Panel Finds Corporate Veil Shields Claimant From Lien Stay 07/30/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1878 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Three Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board commissioners found that criminal charges against a director of a parent corporation don’t necessarily trigger the stay on liens filed by a subsidiary, but identified other unanswered questions about what exactly California lawmakers want...Read More

Profitable Q2 at The Hartford Includes Favorable Work Comp Development 07/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Hartford has reported second quarter net income of $582 million, a reversal of a $40 million net loss in the second quarter of 2017...Read More

Panel Upholds Award for Hearing Loss Despite Worker's Long Delay in Filing Claim 07/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his hearing loss, even though he did not file his claim until years after he told his doctor he was aware he was losing his hearing. ...Read More

ProAssurance Promotes Dana Hendricks to CFO 07/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
ProAssurance Corp. has named Dana Hendricks as the company’s chief financial officer, effective Sept. 1. ...Read More

Pew to Be Keynote Speaker at Texas WC Conference Sept. 10 07/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Nationally known workers' compensation expert Mark Pew will talk about how automation and the coming "brain drain" will impact workers' comp in the next decade, at the Insurance Council of Texas' workers' compensation ...Read More

Psychologist Disciplined for Failing to Review Records in Disability Evaluations 07/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1424 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Southern California psychologist was censured for failing to review medical records in at least four disability evaluations conducted for the Social Security Administration. ...Read More

Provider Ousted After Pleading Guilty to Health Care Fraud 07/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board announced last week that it has removed one medical provider from the state workers’ comp system and reinstated another. ...Read More
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