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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Health Net Loses $14.4M Jury Verdict Over Surgery Delay. Timely Arbitration Request Required by Employer in Multiple Forums. Neurosurgeon to Serve 5 Years for $3.3 Million Kickback Scheme. California Joins 17 States in Employment Definition Classification Battle. New California Law Mandating Bereavement Leave Starts January 1. OSIP Reports Public Self-Insured Claim Volume and Losses Soared. NCCI Surveys Top WC Industry Concerns Heading Into 2023. WCIRB Studies Medical Characteristics of Cumulative Trauma Claims. CMS Expected to Be More Aggressive With WC Payers in 2023. Study Shows 7.4 Million Diagnostic Errors Annually in Emergency Rooms.