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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Investigations (5/27/2010)

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...

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California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Study Documents Recent Surge in California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments

New CWCI research that measures changes in California workers’ compensation medical expense payments from 2002 through the first half of 2009 confirms that there was a brief downturn in medical expenditures immediately following the enactment of...

Colleen Casey
California EAMS: Avoid Trips and Tricks – Adhere to Our Triple Top Tips

Set for below are three top tips for easing through the current litigation process. They include: Forms to Expedite the Panel QME Process State Bar now Requires Email Addresses From all Members Procedure to Obtain an Emergency Stay ...

Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
California Appellate Court Clarifies Vocational Rehabilitation Appeal Rights

The Second District Court of Appeal published a decision yesterday that advances our understanding of the impact of the repeal of Labor Code § 139.5 (vocational rehabilitation) effective 1/1/09 on cases pending on appeal. The Court, while upholding...

Joseph Paduda
Physician Fees Will Change - Are You Paying Attention?

Congress and the White House are working to come up with a fix for Medicare's big-and-getting-bigger physician reimbursement (RBRVS) problem. And as I've been saying for months, when (not if) this happens, it will have dramatic effect on health...

California Compensation Cases Staff
CA: Hertz Corp. v. WCAB (Aguilar) Unpublished After Supreme Court Dismissed Applicant’s Petition for Review

On May 20, 2010, the California Supreme Court dismissed applicant's Petition for Review in Hertz Corporation v. W.C.A.B. (Aguilar) (2008) 73 Cal. Comp. Cases 1653 , where the Sixth District Court of Appeal held that the employer was not liable for...