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Board Adopts Emergency Rule to Allow Self-Insurance by Jockey Fund 12/07/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted an emergency rule to implement legislation that allows the Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to self-insure its workers’ compensation risk, according to ...Read More

Couple Sentenced for Decade-Long Disability Fraud 12/07/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A couple were sentenced Tuesday for taking more than $1.2 million in fraudulent disability benefits over 10 years. Richard Klaffka, 59, of Ho...Read More

House Passes Another Bill to Ban Benefits for Undocumented Workers 12/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent undocumented workers from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Board Releases Latest Medical Fee Schedule 12/07/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has released its medical fee schedule for dates of service on and after Jan. 1. The schedule includ...Read More

Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills 12/06/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1991 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Consolidation proceedings before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have largely been used by payers against service providers, but an administrative law judge recently conjoined 13 cases to determine whether a payer should be sanctioned and ordered to pay attorneys fees and...Read More

Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty in Charity-Donations-for-Client-Referral Scheme 12/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 837 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former National Basketball Association big man Kermit Washington pleaded guilty to charges related to a scheme through which he funneled professional athletes to a Southern California workers’ compensation attorney in exchange for donations to his charity, the U.S. Attorney’s Office f...Read More

Telemedicine Could Play Key Role in Musculoskeletal Treatment, Doctors Say 12/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is well-suited to virtual care approaches such as telemedicine, which may provide more opportunities to address a patient’s psychosocial issues, a pair of orthopedic surgeons said in a journal article this month. ...Read More

Commission Was Improper Venue for Debate on Settlement Going Toward Child Support 12/06/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When a court orders a workers’ compensation settlement payout to be put toward a child support debt, the claimant can no longer fight the order before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland decided Monday. ...Read More

Bill Drops Conditions for PTSD Compensability for First Responders 12/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A parade of tearful first responders, spouses and survivors who were prepared to testify against a PTSD presumption bill reversed course Tuesday after the sponsoring senator dropped a set of qualifying conditions. ...Read More

CareWorks Hires Mike Lundberg as Managing VP 12/06/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Franklin, Tennessee-based workers’ compensation cost containment company CareWorks, which provides managed care services on claims, has hired Mike Lundberg as its managing vice president. ...Read More
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