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Workers' Compensation News


Cal-OSHA Reg Adds Protections for Hotel Housekeepers 07/18/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The clock is ticking for California lodging businesses to evaluate their workplaces for hazards to housekeepers, under a new Cal-OSHA regulation that the agency is calling the first of its kind in the nation. ...Read More
Paragon Expands to San Diego, Hires Senior Vice President 07/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Connecticut-based Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC opened a new office in San Diego, and hired Robert Etzler as senior vice president and director of workers’ compensation. Etzler held leadership roles at Cypress Point-Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Atlas General insurance Servic...Read More

1st DCA Upholds Restitution Order Against Florist Convicted of Fraud 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A California appellate court upheld a restitution order imposed against a flower shop owner for workers’ compensation fraud. Case:...Read More

Remaining Defendants in Pain Relief Health Center Case Plead Guilty 07/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1067 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A chiropractor accused of running medical mills in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting health care fraud, and a psychologist charged with paying kickbacks for referrals pleaded guilty to fraud. ...Read More

New Electronic Billing System Could Help but May Mean More Work for Doctors 07/18/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A year after it shelved an internet portal that was supposed to make it easier for medical providers to submit billing information, the New York Workers' Compensation Board is moving ahead with what some say will bring a more efficient process but which could also create more work and more le...Read More

Fee Schedule Rules' Effective Date Deemed to Be June 1 07/18/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 199 min read
Nine months after adoption of a new ambulatory surgery center fee schedule, the Industrial Commission has learned when the new rules will become effective. ...Read More

Window-Cleaning, Security Companies Indicted in Premium Fraud Cases 07/18/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has announced indictments in two workers’ comp premium fraud cases. In the first case, a Travis County grand jury...Read More

Doctrines of Equity Didn't Bar PTD Claim by Firefighter With Terminal Cancer Diagnosis 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 758 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals on Monday issued an advisory that “the apples-to-oranges application of common-law doctrines to statutory claims” can result in “a distasteful fruit salad of injustice” in the wrong case. ...Read More

Megan Watt to Head North America Claims for Chubb 07/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Chubb has appointed Megan Watt as executive vice president and head of North America claims.   ...Read More

Filing Fees to Double to Pay for New Claims-Management System 07/18/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 43 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The filing fee for a requested hearing, settlement or motion will jump, from $25 to $50, starting Aug. 1, the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission announced this ...Read More
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