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Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Brad Bleakney

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/13/2012) – Doctors Joined Brotherhood of Fraud, Now Banned From Treating Injured Workers
Posted on 14 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and... Read More

God Rest Ye Merry? Well, Not So Much in This Delaware Superior Court Ruling on Provider Certification
Posted on 28 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Above is my firstborn, Jocelyn, ringing the bell at the Prices Corner Wal-Mart. I am one partial Mama Bear but don't you agree she is the prettiest bell-ringer you have ever seen. Interestingly, this picture will likely make my other girl, Sweet Caroline... Read More

New Jersey Bans Medical Providers From Charging Claimants for Work-Related Medical Expenses
Posted on 23 Nov 2012 by John Geaney

New Jersey, like many states, has had an ongoing problem with physicians and hospitals that balance bill injured workers for work-related care. This problem has become more acute in the age of managed care reductions where medical providers dispute the... Read More

Kentucky: Injured Worker May Choose His or Her Own Pharmacy
Posted on 1 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A Kentucky appellate court held that pharmacies are “medical providers” for purposes of Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.020(1). Accordingly, the injured worker’s right to choose his or her own medical provider extended to the selection of... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/13/2012) – Doctors Joined Brotherhood of Fraud, Now Banned From Treating Injured Workers
Posted on 14 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and... Read More

New Jersey Bans Medical Providers From Charging Claimants for Work-Related Medical Expenses
Posted on 23 Nov 2012 by John Geaney

New Jersey, like many states, has had an ongoing problem with physicians and hospitals that balance bill injured workers for work-related care. This problem has become more acute in the age of managed care reductions where medical providers dispute the... Read More

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Brad Bleakney

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related... Read More

2011 Illinois Workers Comp Reform Employer PPO Plans
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Brad Bleakney

By Brad Bleakney, Esq. The Illinois Workers Comp Reforms of 2011 offer major changes which are too many to list in a single post but I will try to cover the summary of major changes in future posts. The two biggest changes under the 2011 Illinois... Read More

God Rest Ye Merry? Well, Not So Much in This Delaware Superior Court Ruling on Provider Certification
Posted on 28 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Above is my firstborn, Jocelyn, ringing the bell at the Prices Corner Wal-Mart. I am one partial Mama Bear but don't you agree she is the prettiest bell-ringer you have ever seen. Interestingly, this picture will likely make my other girl, Sweet Caroline... Read More

Sooner Rather Than Later: In the year 2020 Claim Control Will Begin Earlier in the Process
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork) – As more companies take on more risk through higher risk retentions (higher deductibles and self-insurance) they will likely become more interested in controlling their costs. The best way to do that is to TAKE CHARGE... Read More

NE: WCC Activates DRG Reporter Registration and Data Submission File Upload Web Apps
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Lincoln, NE (CompNewsNetwork) - The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has activated the web-based Reporter Registration Process and the Data Submission File Upload Process for electronic delivery of Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) reports to the... Read More

CA: Possible Data Breach Reported and Contained for 300,000 Individual Records at Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants, Inc. (SCMLC) has announced that electronic files containing the names and social security numbers of approximately 300,000 individuals who have applied for California workers' compensation benefits have... Read More

TX: DWC Publishes Access to Medical Care in WC System, 1998-2008
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance's Workers' Compensation Research & Evaluation Group produced a report, Access to Medical Care in the Texas Workers’ Compensation System,1998 - 2008 . The report includes... Read More