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San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Victims Fight for Comp Benefits 12/01/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2295 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino are fighting with the county to get approval for medications and treatments their doctors say are necessary — and in the process exposing California’s workers’ compensation system to a new round of national scrutiny....Read More
 
 
Popular AME Accused of Child Pornography, Sexual Misconduct With Patients 12/01/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4707 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A Northern California orthopedic surgeon is fighting to keep his license after the California Medical Board last week accused him of sexually harassing two of his workers' compensation patients. ...Read More
 
 

San Jose Won't Renew Contract With TPA After TV Channel Investigation, Audit 12/01/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1521 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
After San Jose firefighters' reports of medical care denials resulted in a local news investigation and state audit, the city has decided to part ways with its claims management company in January. ...Read More
 
 

WCRI: Lack of Fee Schedule Increases Medical Prices More Than 50% 12/01/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 691 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
States without workers’ compensation medical fee schedules paid the highest prices for medical services last year among a group of 28 states examined in a study released Wednesday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
 
 

Insurers Push, Doctors Resist Medicare-Based Fee Schedule 12/01/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 789 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
National and state insurance trade groups have asked the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council to adopt a fee schedule based on Medicare’s Resource-Based Relative Value System with a uniform conversion factor across all services. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Reverses Denial of Coverage for Bus Driver's Back Surgery 12/01/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an injured bus driver was entitled to benefits for her back surgery and related medical treatments, since the surgery addressed her compensable injury and not a pre-existing condition. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can't Get Damages for Amount of Bills That LHWCA Carrier Paid at Reduced Rate 12/01/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker's recovery of damages for his medical care from a third-party tortfeasor cannot exceed the amount that his employer's Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act carrier actually paid for his treatment. ...Read More
 
 
Industrial Commission to Hold Hearing Dec. 12 on Rule Changes 12/01/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 624 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Ohio Industrial Commission will hold a public hearing on Dec. 12 to consider amendments to several workers' compensation rules. The amendments are as follows: 4121-3-10, lump sum payments for attorney's fees for securing an award: Adding a ...Read More
 
 
Premiums to Increase 0.7% in 2017 12/01/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Workers' compensation premiums will increase 0.7% next year in Washington state, the state's Department of Labor and Industries announced Wednesday. The increase will cost employers about $10 more per employee per year on average. For the past six years, the increase has b...Read More
 
 

Governor: State Improves Standing on Ranking of Premium Costs 12/01/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 455 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 108 min read
Pennsylvania has improved its standing on a national ranking of workers' compensation insurance costs.  ...Read More
 
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