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Pleas for Adequate Compensation Dominate MLFS Hearing 10/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 725 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
OAKLAND, Calif. — The solution to concerns over abusive billing practices and low-quality medical-legal reports might just be more money. ...Read More

WCIRB: IMR, Fraud Enforcement Effect on Med Costs Likely Significant 10/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Independent medical review and new rules for lien filers in Senate Bill 863 helped drive down medical costs and contributed to a series of pure premium rate decreases totaling 40%, according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Car Washes, Manufacturers Shut Down Over Safety Violations 10/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
California regulators ordered four car washes in the Los Angeles area and three manufacturers in Orange County to shut down because of health, safety and workers’ compensation violations, the Department of Industrial Relations said Thursday. ...Read More

WCRI: Medical Costs Per Claim Rise in Most, but Not All, States 10/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Virginia, Iowa and Wisconsin had the fastest rates of growth in medical costs per workers’ comp claim among 18 states examined in a series of reports released Thursday. ...Read More

Protz 'Fix' Applauded, but May Mean More Litigation 10/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Insurers and employer groups are celebrating after the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1840, known as the “Protz Fix,” be...Read More

Employer's Immunity Shielded Truck Driver Trainee's Mentor From Suit 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that a truck driver trainee could not proceed with a tort claim against his mentor for negligently falling asleep behind the wheel as they were traveling across Iowa. ...Read More

Four Convicted in $10M Pain Cream Scam 10/19/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Four Arkansas residents pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. military’s TriCare health insurance program by paying patient recruiters to find beneficiaries willing to accept compounded pain creams prescribed in the name of a physician who never saw the patients, federal prosecutors said Th...Read More

House Committee Passes Generous Cancer Presumption Bill 10/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Perhaps the 12th time is the charm. The New Jersey House Labor Committee on Thursday approved the Thomas Canzanella 21st Century First Responders A...Read More

Claimant Who Worked on Farm While on Comp to Serve Jail Time 10/19/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Sergio Forte (booking photo) An...Read More

OSHA Inspection Program Will Use Employers' Electronically Submitted Data 10/19/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a program to target employers with high rates of injury and illness, as well as those that failed to submit required data for 2016. ...Read More
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