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Man Pleads Guilty in Pill Mill Ring That Took Down 11 Others 07/12/2016
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 1035 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A man who leased a rigged MRI machine to a pill mill in exchange for a cut of the profits pleaded guilty last week to conspiring to launder money, the Dep...Read More
Employers Must Report Payroll as Last Step of Transition to Prospective Billing 07/12/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Ohio employers must report their annual payroll for the policy year ending June 30 to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation by Aug. 15 in order to remain enrolled in their current rating plan or discount program, the agency announced. The agency calls the "true-up" the final s...Read More

DLI to Host Mandatory Rehabilitation Provider Update Conference Sept. 20 07/12/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 543 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
Minnesota's Department of Labor and Industry will host its 2016 Rehabilitation Provider Update on Sept. 20 at the University of Minnesota and by simulcast. ...Read More
Workers' Compensation Judge Promoted 07/12/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 575 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Supervisory Judge Ashley Hutchinson has been promoted and is the fifth administrative supervisory judge for the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation, announced Russell Wojtenko Jr., director and chief judge of compensation. Hutchinson, who succeeds Administrative Supervisory...Read More
Health Care Worker Pleads Guilty to Workers' Compensation Fraud 07/12/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Array | 17 min read
A Cleveland woman receiving workers’ compensation benefits was caught secretly working as a patient services employee for a health care company. Crystal Moore, 31, pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony fraud charge, and was ordered to pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Com...Read More

Poor Performers to Be Monitored Under New Return-to-Work Audit Plan 07/12/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Texas has approved a revised return-to-work audit plan to monitor insurance carriers and health care providers identified as poor performers from an assessment made last year under the Performance-Based Oversight program, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said. ...Read More

Applied Underwriters Pushing Court to Enforce EquityComp Document Invalidated by CDI 07/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1512 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Berkshire Hathaway affiliate on Friday asked a federal court to halt a civil case alleging fraud and unfair business practices relating to its EquityComp program and enforce a mandatory arbitration clause contained in a side agreement the California Departme...Read More

A Tougher Bill, Mandating Checks to Fight Opioid Abuse, Cycles Through Assembly 07/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A bill that would require California's doctors to consult a drug-monitoring database before prescribing controlled substances has garnered broad support from state and national organizations invested in decreasing opioid abuse. ...Read More

Personal Ownership of Faulty Chair No Escape From Exclusive Remedy 07/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
An injured worker could not escape exclusive remedy by claiming the folding chair that collapsed and caused his injury was the personal property of a co-worker, the California 4th District Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More
Contractors Accused of Operating Without Comp 07/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 796 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Four California contractors were cited for operating without workers’ compensation insurance following a two-day sting in Visalia, the Contractors State License Board announced. Members of the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team on June 29 and 30 posed as homeowners seeking driveway,...Read More
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