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Workers' Compensation News


Kentucky Woman Who Admitted To Stealing Dead Mother's Benefits Sentenced 07/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Kentucky woman extradited to New York on charges she stole nearly $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits meant for her long-dead mother has been sentenced to five years of probation and must pay full restitution. ...Read More

Prison Employees With Scabies Say They Faced Retaliation For Work Comp Claims 07/26/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 1562 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A scabies outbreak that hit more than 300 inmates has now spread to an estimated 17 employees at a privately run Nashville jail, a lawsuit alleges. The ...Read More
Pretrial Hearing Wednesday for Janitorial Firm Owner Accused of Payroll Fraud 07/25/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1979 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Bay Area janitorial firm accused of swindling insurance carriers out of $32 million by underreporting payroll will head to court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing. California Department of Insurance detectives arrested Gina Marie Gregori, 55, on 19 felony counts in...Read More
Clothing Retailer Pleads Guilty to Comp, Tax Fraud 07/25/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A clothing retailer has six months to pay $7.6 million in restitution or he’ll be sentenced to 17 years in state prison after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and tax evasion, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced. Jeong Hwan Kim, 59, ...Read More
EK Health Awarded Transportation Authority Contract 07/25/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
EK Health has been awarded a contract with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to provide bill review, case management, medical provider network and utilization review services. Under the contract, which began July 3, EK Health will partner with SCVTA and its third-party ...Read More
Uninsured Employers Get Break on Penalties as DWC Implements New Law 07/25/2017
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 1191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Colorado’s top workers’ compensation regulator said he’s already used a new law to cut a break for a handful of employers hit with six-figure fines for operating without insurance under a mandatory penalty structure put in place more than 10 years ago. State lawmakers in...Read More
New PT Evaluation Codes Being Watched Closely in Comp 07/25/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1922 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
A new set of codes for physical therapy evaluations implemented for Medicare on Jan. 1 is starting to make its way into workers’ compensation claims. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rolled out the new codes for physical therapy evaluations on Jan. 1. Rather than one c...Read More
9th Circuit Says DBA's 'Zone of Special Danger' Can Exist for Foreign Nationals 07/25/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 3044 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that a government contractor’s employee was entitled to benefits for the partial loss of his leg after he developed a maggot-infested infection from a cut he sustained during his off-duty hours while fishing off a coral reef in a remote ...Read More
WC Board Set to Enforce 'Nominal' Penalties for Late Payments and Reports 07/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IN | Segment: Top | 1515 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 87 min read
Six years after lawmakers amended the Indiana Code to access civil penalties against noncompliant carriers, the Workers’ Compensation Board announced on Monday that it “is set to formally begin its enforcement protocol” for late filing of forms and payment of benefits. ...Read More
Jopari Urges Adoption of Electronic Attachment Standard 07/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jopari Solutions, along with representatives from industry organizations, technology vendors, payers and providers, urged the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services this month to establish standards for electronic claims attachments. Jopari made a presentation to CMS’ Division o...Read More
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