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Hearing on Statewide MPN Bill Scheduled for Thursday

04/26/2021
The Assembly Insurance Committee on Thursday will hear testimony on a proposal to create a statewide medical provider network to treat injured workers. Other bills on the agenda for the hearing that starts at 1030 a.m. in the Assembly Chamber of the Capitol in Sacramento would require biennial

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Chiropractor Sentenced to 3 Years for Fraud Schemes

04/15/2021
marketing and scheduling services but which was actually a kickback. The grand jury alleged that Candelario received 529 comp patients as a result of his participation in the scheme between March 2012 and November 2015. He submitted more than 6.6 million in bills for services provided to those patients

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Comp Bills Could Create 'Nightmare' Scenario for Employers, Advocates Say

04/13/2021
A host of comp-related bills introduced in the California Legislature could cause problems for the states employers including public entities already saddled with growing workers compensation expenses employer advocates said. And the proposed bills which include expanded presumptions and

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Columnist: State's Once-a-Decade Comp Fight Expected to Heat Up

04/06/2021
while lowering premiums Walters wrote. Two groups lawyers and medical providers were left out of the deal but they may be able to tip the scales this time around thanks to at least two comp bills that have been introduced Walters wrote. Assembly Bill 1465 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

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Employer Reps Say SB 213 Too Costly, but Nurses Say Proposed Presumption Necessary

04/01/2021
list of "job killer" bills for 2021. The Chamber said the bill would increase workers comp costs for public and private hospitals by presuming certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace and establishes an extremely concerning precedent for expanding presumptions into the private

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Pharmacist Sentenced to 6 Months, $1.4M Forfeiture for Kickback Scheme

03/31/2021
payment of kickbacks generated more than 580 million in fraudulent bills for spinal surgeries.

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Insurance Committee Hearing Bills on Comp Reports

03/25/2021
Safety and Workers Compensation to provide its annual workers compensation report to the Legislatures policy committees that hear comp bills the Assembly Insurance Committee and the Senate Committee on Labor Public Employment and Retirement. The bill would also eliminate a requirement that CHSWC

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Senate Committee OKs Bill That Will Ban Discrimination in Apportionment

03/23/2021
PTSD and respiratory diseases are compensable for hospital workers. The Appropriations Committee on Monday moved two other comp-related bills to its suspense file which acts as a holding spot for measures with potentially large fiscal implications. Lawmakers will revisit bills from the file later

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Senate Committees to Discuss Comp Bills on Contractor Coverage, COVID-19, Apportionment

03/22/2021
Senate Committee on Labor Public Employment and Retirement on March 8 voted 4-0 to pass the bill. Cost projections for both bills were not available Friday afternoon. Meanwhile the Senate Committee on Labor Public Employment and Retirement will review policy considerations relating to Senate

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Hearing Scheduled on Apportionment, Hospital Presumption Bills

03/11/2021
The California Senate Committee on Labor Public Employment and Retirement on March 22 will hear testimony on proposals that would prohibit apportion

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