Menu Close

WorkCompAcademy Weekly News


Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Arbitration Agreement Must Explicitly Include FEHA, GoPro Footage Convicts Correctional Officer, Owners of San Ramon Companies Face 14 Felonies, Prices Increased on Hundreds of Drugs, Focus Group Studies Medical Costs, Drug Marketing Costs Increased to $20.3 Billion, CDI Publishes Drug Transparency Report, Newsom Tackles Drug Prices on First Day, WCIRB Publishes California Terrorism Risk Assessment, New Brown Appointments on Last Days in Office.

/

Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Comp RICO Fails in California Federal Court, Irvine Physician Arrested for Prescribing Opioids, Opioid-Murder Conviction of LA Physician Affirmed, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Arrested for Comp Fraud, Jury Convicts Uninsured Restaurant Owner, Study Finds 20% Annual Health Crimes Increase, A.B. 5 Seeks to Codify New “ABC” Employment Criteria, Unlicensed Comp Carrier Fined $4M, Early Physical Therapy Reduces Opiate Use, Comp Rates Decrease in 2019 – Except at the Race Track!

/

Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Apportionment of PD on Pathology Affirmed, Background Check Insufficient to Support FEHA Claim, O.C. Physician Faces Compound Med Fraud Charge, WCIRB Publishes 2018 Experience Report, OSIP Proposes Changes to Reporting Rules, WCRI Reports ASC 40% Less than Hospitals, CMS to Prioritize Reporting Penalties in 2019, FDA Continues Tough Stance Against New Opioids, RAND Finds QMEs Work for Management Organizations, Bioengineered Discs to End Back Pain.

/

Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Vanguard Dismisses Lien Stay Law Challenge, CVS/Aetna Proposed Merger Faces Court Scrutiny, Uwaydah Connected Chiro Pleads Guilty, Drugmaker Pays $360M to Resolve Kickback Case, Medical Device Makers Plead Guilty in Kickback Case, Jury Convicts Advanced Radiology Administrator, Charges Dropped in Applicant – Hit Man Case, Florida Urged to Adopt California IMR Process, EU Agency Says Evidence “Thin” on Medical Marijuana, California Startup Wins FDA Pain Device Challenge.

/

Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Calif Joins 32 States in Supreme Court Drug Pricing Case, Claimants Failure to Respond Dooms FEHA Case, Privette Doctrine Ends Civil Death Claim, Fake Drugmaker Gets 10 Year Sentence, Nurse Practitioner Convicted in $65M Compound Med Fraud, Drugmaker VP of Sales Pleads Guilty in Kickback Case, Psyche QME Disciplined For Gross Negligence, Insurers Concerned About New Privacy Laws, New Comp Carrier Approved in Calif, New Drug Costs $4 Million per Patient.

/

Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Insurance Fraud Has No Limits Anymore!, Applicant Hires Hit Man to Kill Attorney, Robert Caton M.D. Takes Plea Deal, Fake Medical Researchers Indicted, Bar Owner Pleads Guilty to Premium Fraud, Cal/OSHA Fines Oakland Contractor $141K for Fatal Injury, SEAL Procedure Helps Failed Back Surgery, Pfizer Increases Prices on 41 Drugs, Walmart and Home Depot Join Employer Drug Cost Battle, Express Scripts Creates New Competitive Dynamic.

/

Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Los Gatos Psychiatric QME Disciplined, Convicted Ortho Dupes California UR Providers, BLS Report Shows Decrease in Work Injuries, Ricardo Lara Likely Next Insurance Commissioner, CDI Approves Comp Rate Lower Than WCIRB Suggests, WCIRB Reports Overall Reduction in Medical Costs, Cal/OSHA Adopts Emergency Form 300A Regs, DWC Announces 26th Annual Educational Conference, Travelers Explores Wearables for Improved Job Safety, FDA Has 200 Submissions for Non-Opioid Pain Products.

/

John Castro is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Another Drugmaker Settles Kickback Case, Judge Reduces Monsanto Roundup Verdict, Chiropractors and Cappers Charged in Phase II of OC Case, Comp Fraud at UCLA Housing Project, Fraudulent Medical Research at Harvard, Contractor Fined $225K For Nail Gun Safety Violations, WCRI Says California Medical Costs Declining, Cannabis Research – Does it Help You or Hurt You?, Injured Workers Have High Odds of Opioid Addiction, A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing.

/
Loading...