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Wichita Falls Seeks New TPA After Dispute Over Police Officer's Benefits 10/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 182 min read
Two weeks after the Texas attorney general determined that a city contract with a workers' compensation claims administrator had to be made public, the city has decided to find a new administrator firm. ...Read More
 
 

Jason Quattropani Named WCC Clerk 10/12/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has named Jason Quattropani as its new clerk.  Quattropani is replacing Marjorie Platt, wh...Read More
 
 

Erie Insurance Appoints Sean Dugan as Corporate HR Officer 10/12/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Erie Insurance has named veteran Sean Dugan as its vice president and corporate human resources officer, effective Oct. 25. ...Read More
 
 

Nurse Failed to Prove Change in Condition Sufficient to Reopen Claim 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a nurse failed to carry her burden of proving a sufficient change in her condition to justify reopening her workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Require Transparency and Disclosure From PBMs 10/12/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Pharmacy benefit managers, the subject of criticism around the country that they don't always produce the cost savings they promise, would have to follow strict reporting and contractual requirements under a bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature. ...Read More
 
 

Doctors at Gala Say Their Lien Days Are Over 10/11/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2421 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
SAN DIEGO — Medical providers who treat California workers’ compensation applicants on a lien basis are playing a fool’s game, physicians and attorneys said Wednesday during WorkCompCentral’s Comp Laude Awards Gala. ...Read More
 
 

Man Fights State Exemption of Comp for Ag Workers 10/11/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Most states provide that workers' compensation coverage is not required for all agricultural workers. But only in New Mexico has such an exclusion been overturned as unconstitutional. ...Read More
 
 

Fraud Investigations Help, but Problem Is Much Bigger, Critics Say 10/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Two years after a state audit report slammed the North Carolina Industrial Commission for failing to ferret out noncompliant employers, the agency says its investigations have quadrupled since. ...Read More
 
 

11th Circuit Upholds Rejection of OSHA Inspection Warrant for Poultry Plant 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled that a Georgia employer could not be compelled to submit to an inspection after a worker suffered an electric shock injury. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Updates Rules of Procedure 10/11/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation increased some conversion factors used to calculate reimbursement for medical services as part of an update to its Rules of Procedure. ...Read More
 
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