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Workers' Compensation News

WCB Meeting Oct. 6-7 09/19/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 661 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board announced plans to meet for two days in October. Agendas for the Oct. 6-7 meetings have not been released. The board said in a notice of the upcoming meetings that the agendas will consist of regular business including a discussion of issues re...Read More

DWC Hiring Vendor to 'Back-Scan' Dockets for DigiComp 09/19/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 719 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 6 min read
The Kansas Division of Workers' Compensation is seeking a vendor to scan records of dockets dating back to 2011 as it moves forward with implementation of an electronic adjudication management system, according to the agency's ...Read More
Sting Leads to Arrest of 5 Contractors for Failure to Provide WC Coverage 09/19/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 465 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A sting by state and county agents last week led to the arrest of five contractors for allegedly failing to provide workers' compensation coverage for employees, the Florida Department of Financial Services said. DFS worked with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regu...Read More

Feds Collect Millions From Compounding Pharmacy Accused of Fraud 09/19/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 662 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
A part owner of a compounding pharmacy in Maitland has agreed to pay the federal government $7.75 million to resolve fraud allegations. Andy Miller, ...Read More

Lawmakers Earmark Marijuana Tax Revenues to Fight Firefighter Cancers 09/19/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Michigan House has approved three bills to regulate medical marijuana, one of which would fund the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund to pay benefits to firefighters who contract certain types of cancer. ...Read More
WCS Offering Training on Coverage Verification, Medical Billing 09/19/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Section is holding free training sessions Oct. 5 on coverage verification and medical billing. The verification session will focus on how to expedite the processing of claim forms by using the WCS online coverage verification service. This sessio...Read More

WCIRB: Payments for Physician-Dispensed Drugs Down 20% 09/16/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
California's rating bureau on Thursday released rare good news about a chronic cost-driver. The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bu...Read More

Court Allows Class Action Against Hospital for Records Overcharges 09/16/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A California appellate court on Wednesday ruled that a San Francisco hospital can be subjected to a class-action lawsuit alleging that it overcharged patients whose attorneys sought access to their medical records. ...Read More

Supreme Court Won't Review 2nd DCA Decision on IMR Deadlines 09/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2467 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a decision from the 2nd District Court of Appeal, which found the statutory deadlines for the state's independent medical review provider to be discretionary. ...Read More

Reed Group Responds to Formulary Criticism 09/16/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1668 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Reed Group said the formulary that it licenses from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, which served as the basis for the formulary proposed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation, is based on the highest degree of quality evidence available. ...Read More
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