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CWCI Tracks Use of Network Physicians in California Workers’ Comp and Associated Savings
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Use of network physicians to manage California injured workers’ medical care rose from just over half of all claims prior to the introduction of medical provider networks (MPNs) to nearly 80 percent of all claims after MPNs were fully implemented... Read More

TX: Rockport Healthcare Group's PPO Network Tops 500,000 Workers' Comp Providers
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HOUSTON , TX – Rockport Healthcare Group announced today that its Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network has expanded to include over 500,000 providers, making it one of the largest national networks dedicated to the workers' compensation... Read More

LA: Court of Appeal Upholds $262M Judgment in PPO Case
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld the $262 million judgment against First Health Group Corporation. Key findings include: The Preferred Provider Organization Act does not set out a prescriptive period for bringing an action... Read More

Coventry Incurs Legal Charge of $278M After Losing First Round in Class Action PPO Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

BETHESDA, MD - Coventry Health Care Inc. said it will incur a legal charge of $278 million, this after a judge ruled against First Health Group Corp. in a class action lawsuit. Coventry said it will file a petition for rehearing in the PPO lawsuit. ... Read More

LA: Supreme Court Grants Writ in Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Case
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Denis Paul Juge

NEW ORLEANS , LA – The Supreme Court of Louisiana on June 18, 2010 granted writ in the case of Agilus Health Inc. et al. v. Accor Lodging North America , No. 2010-C-0800. The Third Circuit held that the workers’ compensation act does not permit... Read More

First Appellate Merits Decision on PPO Discounts in Louisiana Workers' Compensation Setting
Posted on 10 Mar 2010 by bray cp-tel

The Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, issued the first decision from a trial on the merits where the defense centered on a preferred provider organization contract that was allegedly utilized to reduce the amounts owed to a provider under the... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (6/13/2010)
Posted on 12 Jun 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson’s Spotlight on Average Weekly Wage, Offset, Mental Injury, Inmate and PPOs. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/4/2010)
Posted on 4 Jul 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson’s Spotlight on Preferred Provider Organizations, Recreational Event, Mental-Mental Injuries, and Tactical Delays. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s... Read More