December 17, 2017

CA Biz Owner Arrested on Felony Charges for Workers’ Comp Fraud, Illegal Operations

CA Department of Insurance

Humboldt County, CA – Tim Shelley, 57, owner of Tim’s Plumbing was recently arrested on felony charges of workers’ compensation insurance fraud and grand theft. A joint investigation with the Department of Insurance and Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office uncovered Shelley’s multiple illegal business operations, alleged warranty… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Watch These!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap fills in your World Cup streaming gaps with the California WCIRB’s recent posting of videos and presentations from its annual conference. President and CEO Bill Mudge opened with a “health checkup” on the state’s workers’ comp system, noting that “vital signs” for California are mixed… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/27/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Stress, mental health issues and workplace injuries and illnesses – a look at the impact Sedgwick Connection Return-to-Work: a Success Story Insurance Thought Leadership NFL Agrees to Remove Cap on Players’ Concussions Payments Insurance Journal Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Posts Presentations & Videos from Annual Conference

CA WCIRB

San Francisco, CA – The health of the workers’ compensation system in California and statewide economic trends likely to impact the system in the future were among the topics discussed recemtlu at the WCIRB’s Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference in San Francisco. The Conference is an opportunity for WCIRB members and… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Accepting Comment on Rule to Assist those Seeking Lifetime Income Benefits

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is accepting public comment on a rule that will assist injured employees seeking Lifetime Income Benefits in the Texas workers’ compensation system. The rule requires insurance carriers to thoroughly review an injured employee’s eligibility for the benefits in a timely… [Continue Reading]

Ameritox Awarded $14.775 Million in Unfair Competition Case

Ameritox

Tampa, FL – A federal jury in Florida recently found that Millennium Laboratories’ provision of free point-of-care testing cups to physicians violates federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws. The jury awarded Ameritox $14.775 million in damages. The jury rejected all counterclaims that Millennium brought against Ameritox. Baltimore-based Ameritox… [Continue Reading]

EK Health Services Awarded URAC Case Management Accreditation

EK Health

San Jose, CA -(BusinessWire)- EK Health Services, Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded Case Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “URAC’s accreditation assures us and our clients that our policies… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Studying Surgery!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a pair of WCRI studies centered around Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs). The first study examined 23 states and found that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers in some states were triple that in others due to price regulation or the absence thereof. Average payments for… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/26/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Mark Walls returns to Safety National Managed Care Matters Safety Is Paramount for Texas Mutual CEO Gergasko Insurance Journal Study: Obese workers at risk of gaining more weight PinPointNews Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Prices Paid to Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Some States Triple Others

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof. “This study will help policymakers and system stakeholders better understand… [Continue Reading]

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