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VIAW Newswire 03.26.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin



It’s spring break for California legislators

What’s something California legislators and college students have in common? They get to take a hiatus from their responsibilities each spring. The Legislature will reconvene on Monday, April 1.

Father, daughter plead not guilty to workers’ comp fraud

A 47-year-old Corona man and his daughter each pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges stemming from a $1.7 million workers’ comp scheme that allegedly involved paying employees under the table and concealing workplace injuries.

San Jacinto: Walmart employee attempts suicide, shoppers evacuated

A Walmart Supercenter employee tried killing himself with box-cutters, prompting the evacuation of an untold number of customers and other workers from the San Jacinto business, a deputy said today.

CWCI Finds Use of Network Physicians in California Workers’ Comp Continues to Grow

Treatment by network physicians is becoming increasingly prevalent in California workers’ compensation, with new data showing that nearly 80 percent of first-year physician-based outpatient medical services for 2010 California work injuries was provided by physicians who are part of a medical network – up from just over half of the services in 2004 – a trend that has grown steadily since 2004 legislative reforms extended medical control for employers that offer Medical Provider Networks (MPNs).

New California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate for Travel On or After 1/1/13

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the standard mileage rate for business miles will increase from 55.5¢ per mile to 56.5¢ per mile as of January 1, 2013.

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