- Pa. governor declares opioid epidemic a statewide disaster
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration for the state as a response to the opioid epidemic.
- Vet independent medical reviews for quality to help control comp losses: RIMS
Malingering, exaggerating injuries and comorbidities are some of the issues that can complicate an already complex workers compensation claim, which is why hinging a claim on a quality independent medical review can help mitigate losses, the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. says in a white paper.
- Missouri lawmaker introduces wide-ranging workers comp legislation
A bill introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives this month would amend current workers compensation law in several ways.
- Data breaches for comp insurers inevitable, preparedness key: Experts
The workers compensation sector should anticipate and be prepared for data breaches, as it’s not a matter of if, but when, they will be breached.
- Trump administration’s impact on OSHA minimal so far: Experts
OSHA has not pulled back from conducting inspections and imposing rising penalties against employers for workplace safety violations despite the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda.
- Hypertension comp claim for cop with PTSD rejected
A Florida workers comp judge has ruled against a police officer with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from the Pulse Nightclub shooting who wanted to attach hypertension to his injury claim
- Former hospital owner sentenced in multimillion-dollar kickback scheme
The former owner of a California hospital was sentenced to 63 months in prison for leading a fraud scheme involving kickbacks to medical professionals in exchange for referring workers comp patients for spinal surgeries.