Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Calif. Supreme Court Clarifies L.C. Whistleblower Protections. Carriers Exempt From Insurance Frauds Prevention Act Liability. Insurance Survey Says Fraud Accounts for 10% of Claims Cost. IMR Reviews Hit All Time Low in 2021. CHSWC Annual Report Estimates COVID Costs at $1.25 Billion. California “Test to Treat” Facilities May be COVID Game Changers. Modesto Wastewater Surveillance Key to Early COVID Detection. Scientists Unsure if BA.2 Variant Will Cause Another U.S. Surge. Experts Say Drugmakers Influence Clinicians One Meal at a Time. State Fund Announces $55M Dividend to 2021 Policyholders.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB Panel Clarifies Requirements for Reopening an Award. WCAB Panel Reviews Case Law Allowing Minor Pleading Errors. 9th Circuit to Rule on Federal Preemption of California Sick Pay Law. After Ten Years of Litigation – Jury Clears Sutter Health of Antitrust Claim. Pain Clinic Chain with 20K Patients Abruptly Closes Under Investigation. Judicial Council Votes to Rescind Covid-19 Superior Court Rules. Newsom Proposes New Office of Health Care Affordability. Scientists Report on the Pandemic Related Research Sliver Lining. Researchers Study Use of Plastic Barriers On COVID-19 Transmission. Google Announces New Technology For Electronic Health Records.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Judge Allows Insurers San Francisco Antitrust Suit Against Drugmakers. Santa Paula Doctor and Patient Recruiter Arrested in $30M Fraud Case. White House Announces Help for EDD Fraud Prosecution. Sports Medicine Director Charged With Sexually Assaulting Athletes. RAND COVID-19 Presumptions Study Shows Challenges & Confusion. WCAB to Reopen for Trials on Monday March 21. OSHA Fines Pauma Valley Zip-Line Attraction $25K for Worker Fatality. Luxury Resort Fined $3.3M for Pandemic Re-Hire Rule Violations. CWCI Study Shows Consistent Acceptable Access to Medical Care. CorVel Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Program in City of Beverly Hills.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Request for New QME Panel for Late Report Must be Timely. Drugmakers Finalize $26B Nationwide Opioid Settlement. Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family Agree to $6B National Settlement. Sutter Health Risks $1.2B in Price Gouging Class Action Trial. Sim Hoffman M.D. Acquitted of Comp Fraud After 10 Years of Litigation. WCIRB Report Focuses on COVID-19 Claims and Long COVID. Newsom Signs Order to Update Workplace Mask Rule. Arthroscopic and Open Rotator Cuff Repair Have Similar Results. Scripps La Jolla Earns Top-Tier Trauma Certification. NAIC Report Shows Travelers Has Largest Comp Market Share.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: SCOTUS to Consider Controversy Over Workers’ Comp Cannabis. WCAB Panel Says OMFS Does Not Apply to V.A. Lien. JPMorgan Chase Sues California for $5.9M Over N95 Mask Fraud. First Prison Inmate Pleads Guilty in $25M EDD Fraud. SEIU Accuses HCA Healthcare of Medicare Fraud. Single-Payer Health Care Initiatives Fail Nationwide. Politicians Object to Facial Recognition Used to Combat EDD Fraud. 25% of Healthcare Workers Likely to Leave Workforce.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: 9th Circuit Sends Lyft Drivers A.B. 5 Class Action to Arbitration. Expect Increases in Telemedicine and Healthcare Digitization Fraud. Contracting Company Owners Get Jail Time for $1M Comp Fraud. Last Guilty Plea Wraps Up Fraud Case Involving SUI Investigator. COVID “Misinformation” Wars Reach California Legislature. West Covina Bolts From LA County Dept. of Public Health. DWC Posts Annual Report of Inventory Reminder. WCIRB Releases Multi-Bureau COVID-19 Analysis. Vaxx Wars Heat Up as Kern County Recruits 4K Unvaxxed LA Sheriffs. Survey Shows Fading Enthusiasm for Hybrid Work from Home.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Insurers 1997 “Full Satisfaction” Stips Ends CIGA Other Insurance Recovery. Political “Doorknockers” Litigate For AB-5 Exemption. Psychiatrist With Criminal & Disciplinary Record – Sentenced for WC Fraud. Orange County Medical Fraud Fugitives Ran – But Could not Hide. Illegal Insurance Agent to Serve 4 Years for $1.4M Comp Fraud. EDD Employee to Serve 63 Months for $4.3M Benefit Fraud. DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to QME Regs. California Indoor Mask Mandates Ending – Except for LA County. Hartford Survey Shows 61% Workplace Pandemic Burnout Rate. Bipartisan Synthetic Opioid Commission Publishes Alarming Report.
Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Opioid Settlements for 400 California Cities, Most States and Tribes. WCAB Panel Clarifies DOI in Continuous Trauma Cancer Case. Cardinal Health to Pay $13.1M to Resolve Kickback Case. Sam Solakyan Sentenced to 5 Years and $30M Restitution. Deal Reached on COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. Few Hourly Workers Compensated for Shift Cuts Required by Law. Push for California Single Payer Health Abruptly Ends. Gov. Newsom Announced New EDD and Cal/OSHA Leaders. Scripps Claims Omicron Surge Winding Down by Early March. Mitchell, Genex and Coventry Publish 2022 Predictions.