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Date registered: August 25, 2010

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Specialist Media and PR initiatives at Health Plus Management.

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  1. Finding A Pain Specialist — April 24, 2017
  2. Botox Injection Therapy For Pain — April 15, 2017
  3. Cannabis Evaluations — February 17, 2017
  4. NYC Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic Opens — December 8, 2016
  5. Pain clinic opens in White Plains, NY — October 5, 2016

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Jun 04

Work-Zone Safety, Workers’ Comp Programs Help Governments Stay Within Budget

The City of Columbia, Mo.’s money-saving efforts include increasingly concentrated attempts to keep Workers’ Compensation costs down, says Sarah Perry, the city’s risk manager for more than 15 years and a member of NU’s Risk Managers Advisory Board. Measures undertaken to that end include increased focus on work-zone safety measures for any public employee working …

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Jun 04

New York: Medical fee schedules are in effect

The Workers’ Compensation Board announced that it intends to adopt new fee schedules for physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, psychologists, and other medical professionals who treat injured workers. The new fee schedules went into effect on June 1 and will incorporate the latest current procedural terminology codes from the American Medical Association. The fee schedules also incorporate …

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Jun 04

Painkillers hike workers’ compensation cost, insurers say

Injured who take opioids slower to return to work NEW YORK – Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, such as those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses. Now they are dealing with another big and …

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Apr 02

NFL and Falcons Sue Former Players Over Workers’ Comp

The National Football League and the Atlanta Falcons are suing nine former Falcons players to force them to litigate workers’ compensation cases in Georgia rather than in California, where dozens of current and former NFL players have sought compensation for injuries sustained from playing football. The eight-page suit, filed by King & Spalding attorneys Darrick …

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Apr 02

Workers’ Compensation Medical Prices Were Higher and Grew More Rapidly in States without Medical Fee Schedules, Says New WCRI Study

The prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers were higher and rising faster in states without fee schedules compared with states that have them in place, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, Fourth Edition (MPI-WC). Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 …

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Apr 02

NY factory owner where worker died is arrested

NEW YORK — The owner of a Brooklyn tortilla factory where a worker died after falling into a waist-high dough mixing machine has been arrested. Erasmo Ponce was charged with underpaying employees, falsifying business records, violating workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance laws. Authorities said Wednesday Ponce surrendered Tuesday and was released on bail. According to …

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Mar 12

Injuries Suffered on Break – Workers Compensation

A New York Court has ruled that workers injured while on break are entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. March 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — During the work day there are often many opportunities to be injured. Depending on people’s jobs, dangers could lurk near machinery, in the form of slippery floors or in a cubicle …

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Mar 12

N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board Moving to Electronic Claims Reporting

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board is transitioning from a paper to an electronic employer report of injury system. The board will adopt the IAIABC (International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions) Claims Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Standard Release 3.0. Currently, the board accepts New York-specific claims information from employers and insurance carriers …

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Mar 06

Are Four Limbs Worth $18 Million? Quadruple Amputee Gets Big Settlement From NYC, Brooklyn Hospital

Four years after her horrible ordeal began 32-year-old Tabitha Mullings, who became a quadruple amputee after a hospital “mistake,” is getting a hefty $17.9 million payday. After three years going through the courts, Brooklyn Hospital and its doctors have agreed to settle and fork over $9.4 million (the city will pay $8.5 million). Not quite …

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Mar 06

Weirdest injuries in sports history

Last week, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett accidentally bunted a ball off his face, resulting in a broken orbital bone. On Friday, Burnett had surgery to repair his fractured face but will have to sit out the next 2-3 months. In honor of Burnett’s weird injury, we’ve compiled a list of some even stranger sports injuries, …

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