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Workers' Compensation News


Board Still Hoping to Set Up Online Authorization Process Just Days Before Formulary Begins 11/27/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 248 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board is reminding stakeholders that the drug formulary takes effect Dec. 5 but a key ingredient is not yet set up. ...Read More

Spinal Surgeon Sentenced to 30 Months in Kickback Case 11/26/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2039 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Southern California surgeon who received at least $5 million in kickbacks for performing hundreds of spinal fusions at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Immigration Advocates May Hold Key to Prosecuting Labor Traffickers 11/26/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
If prosecutors want to crack down on the rising tide of labor trafficking and all that it involves — from workers' compensation fraud to tax evasion — they'll need to work closely with immigrant support groups. ...Read More

Supreme Court Revives Injured Worker's Suit Against General Contractor 11/26/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that a general contractor was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a negligence claim by a subcontractor’s injured employee. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Notice Requirements Regarding Initial Selection of Treatment Provider 11/26/2019
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that an employer’s decision regarding the initial selection of a treatment provider is valid when it is sent by a third-party administrator. ...Read More

L&I Announces 0.8% Rate Cut for 2020 11/26/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 6 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries announced that rates will fall by 0.8% in 2020. ...Read More

Worker's Refusal to Participate in Voc Rehab Doesn't Preclude PTD Benefits 11/26/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s refusal to participate in vocational rehabilitation does not preclude a finding that he is permanently totally disabled. ...Read More

WCB Discussing Attorney Fees at Dec. 17 Meeting 11/26/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will continue its discussion of attorney fees during a Dec. 17 meeting in Salem. The board w...Read More

Report Calls Amazon Warehouses 'Injury Mills' 11/26/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Amazon’s efforts to quickly ship millions of packages expose workers at its fulfillment centers to an increased risk of injury, according to a report published in The Atlantic. ...Read More

Revised AG Suit Claims OptumRx's Prices Were Up to 6 Times the Maximum Allowed 11/26/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 818 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 17 min read
After months of mediation and settlement talks failed to resolve a contract dispute, the Ohio attorney general has filed an amended complaint in a lawsuit that accuses OptumRx of overcharging the state's workers' compensation system by millions of dollars. ...Read More
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