March 21, 2017

NY AG Alerts Medical Professionals to Hydrocodone Schedule Change

New York State Seal

New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently issued an open letter to doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals alerting them that the prescription painkiller hydrocodone is now a Schedule II controlled substance under New York State law. Going into effect this week, the change from Schedule III to… [Continue Reading]

FL CFO Announces Arrest of Ringleader in ‘Operation Dirty Money’ Scheme

Florida CFO

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater recently announced the arrest of Domenick Pucillo, one of the ringleaders in the fraud schemes targeted as part of continuing enforcement efforts under “Operation Dirty Money.” Pucillo filed false documentation with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation seeking to become… [Continue Reading]

ExamWorks Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

ExamWorks

Atlanta, GA – ExamWorks Group, Inc. (NYSE: EXAM), a provider of independent medical examinations (“IMEs”), peer reviews, bill reviews and related services, recently reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2012. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $139.6 million, an increase of $24.3 million, or 21.1%, over… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Continues Case Law Series With 2013 Update

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has announced it will conduct a one-day case law seminar in May in both Long Beach and San Francisco. The program will examine how recent trends in decisional law are reshaping California workers’ compensation, and discuss appropriate negotiation and defense… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Ranking Rates!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’s release of the final version of their 2012 Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Study. According to the study, Oregon employers pay, on average, the 39th highest workers’ comp premium rates in the nation. Other key findings… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 2/28/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Report from the Physician Dispensing Summit Managed Care Matters Opioids, physician dispensing continue to concern practitioners Risk & Insurance The “Patent Cliff” and its Effects upon Workers’ Compensation Claims Medicare Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

OR DCBS Releases 2012 Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Study

Oregon DCBS

Salem, OR – The final, detailed report of Oregon’s 2012 Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Study was recently released by the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The results suggest that Oregon employers in the voluntary market pay, on average, the 39th highest workers’ compensation premium… [Continue Reading]

Mitchell Releases 2013 Insurance Industry Predictions

Mitchell

San Diego, CA -(Marketwire)- Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, recently released predictions for trends related to cloud computing and big data analytics that could affect the insurance industry throughout 2013. Focusing on trends expected… [Continue Reading]

TX Governor Perry Reappoints Bordelon as Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation

Texas State Seal

Austin, TX – Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Rod Bordelon Jr. of Austin as commissioner of Workers’ Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates the workers’ compensation system in Texas, ensuring that injured workers… [Continue Reading]

CA Business Owner Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Insurance Premium Fraud

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced that Teresa Reif, 34, of Redwood City, has been sentenced for insurance premium fraud. Reif, who originally plead no contest to eight felony counts, was sentenced in San Mateo County Superior Court to serve one year in jail, five years probation as well as… [Continue Reading]

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