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VIAW Newswire 12.11.12

Posted on 18 December 2012 by admin

CWCI Study Tracks Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments

A new CWCI study on changes in California workers’ compensation medical payments finds that since accident year (AY) 2005 – the first year after the last round of workers’ compensation reforms – the average amounts insurers pay for medical services on work injury claims have jumped sharply…

http://tinyurl.com/cm8oq6r

Construction-Employer Associations View Workers’ Compensation Reform and Regulations As Part Of A “Double-Edged Sword” To Fight Fraud

The passage of Senate Bill 863 (de Leon) overhauling California’s workers’ compensation system is seen by contractors throughout the state as the sharp edge of a double-edged sword to reduce fraud and take a slice out of the construction underground economy.

http://tinyurl.com/amfmuvr

Got Treatment? How to Expedite Medical Treatment and Avoid Penalties in California

The recent panel decision of Castrillo v. Catholic Health Care West, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp P.D. Lexis 454, presents an interesting slant on a judge’s denial of the applicant’s request for penalties.

http://tinyurl.com/b2rfjpq

How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. http://tinyurl.com/a3ltzby

Atascadero Hospital Fined Over Worker Safety Lapses

California workplace safety officials have once again fined a state mental hospital for failing to keep staff members safe from patient assaults.

http://tinyurl.com/clb7tol


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