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Work Comp Advisory Council To Meet Oct. 12 10/11/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
Massachusetts' Department of Industrial Accidents will hold a workers' compensation advisory council meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will update attendees on cases filed with the DIA, the workers' compensation trust fund, personnel issues, judicial hearings, impartial medica...Read More
City Projects $250,000 in Savings Through TPA Hiring 10/11/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 654 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 343 min read
The city of Albany has hired Triad Group as a third-party administrator to oversee workers’ compensation claims in a move that the mayor says will save $250,000 next year....Read More
Commission Will Ask Lawmakers for Help in Creating Drug Formulary 10/11/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 682 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will recommend that the General Assembly consider legislation promoting the adoption of a drug formulary and related treatment guidelines, the agency says in its newly released annual ...Read More
Roofer Pleads to Fraud, Owes $54,000 in Premiums and Penalties 10/11/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The owner of a Sandusky, Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to fraud for failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. ...Read More

DWC Working on Rules for Provider Suspensions, Lien Reviews 10/10/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is drafting rules that could lead to the dismissal of thousands of liens with a claimed value of hundreds of millions of dollars. ...Read More
Paradigm Outcomes Acquires ALARIS Group 10/10/2016
State: CA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Case management provider Paradigm Outcomes announced its acquisition of the ALARIS Group Inc. on Friday. Paradigm specializes in complex and catastrophic cases. The California-based company, which serves clients nationally, brings on ALARIS as a subsidiary. The acquisition will expan...Read More

1st DCA Publishes Decision Allowing for Class Action Against Hospital for Cost of Records 10/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
California's 1st District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of its decision that a class action can proceed against a San Francisco hospital for allegedly overcharging patients whose attorneys sought access to their medical records. ...Read More

Opinions of Doctors Who Provided Initial Treatment to Injured Worker Weren't Admissible 10/10/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 936 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
A Florida appellate court on Friday ruled that medical reports from doctors with whom a claimant had consulted without authorization from his employer were not admissible to support the claim. ...Read More

SWCB Proposing Major Role for PBMs, Compound Crackdown in Formulary Plan 10/10/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1001 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is considering adoption of a drug formulary that would bar compounded topicals dispensed by physicians, reimburse for medications dispensed at doctor's offices only at commercial pharmacy rates, and require carriers and employers to contrac...Read More

Worker Gets Travel Reimbursement but Can't Escape Effect of Unauthorized Settlement 10/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 116 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to reimbursement of his travel expenses and penalties for his employer's failure to timely reimburse him, but he was not entitled to relief from the effect of having entered into a settlement with a third-party tortfeasor witho...Read More
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