|Janek Hunt, Brother-In-Law of Dr. Munir Uwaydah, Arrested In Chicago. Felony Complaint Filed Against Hunt By Riverside County District Attorney. |
By Lonce Lamonte - December 14, 2018
Janek Hunt, the brother-in-law of Dr. Munir Uwaydah, was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud and booked into custody on November 25th 2018 in Chicago, Cook County, Illlinois.
Nine counts were filed against him of insurance billing fraud under Penal Code Section 550 (a) (6) with an aggravated white collar crime enhancement on November 16th 2018 in the county of Riverside, California by the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. Janek Hunt is operating Blue Oak Medical Group with Dr. Uwaydah.
|California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Draft Physician Reporting and Utilization Review Regulatory Amendments to Online Forum for Public Comment|
By Lonce Lamonte and the CA DIR's Newsline - December 13, 2018
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a draft of amendments to the physician reporting and utilization review regulations on its online forum, and invites members of the public to review and provide comment.
The proposed changes, which will update the treating physician reporting requirement and implement the provisions of Senate Bill 1160, are intended to:
|Workers’ Compensation Premiums Are Falling In California, According To WCIRB Report|
By Lonce Lamonte - December 13, 2018
Business Insurance Magazine reported today that workers’ compensation premiums in California are continuing to fall on the whole. The publication based their reporting according to a Quarterly Experience Report released yesterday by California’s Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau.
The first nine months of 2018 recorded 3% in total workers’ compensation premiums less than for the first nine months of 2017. The premium for 2017 was less than 2016 figures by 2%. But it also revealed that the average charged rates in the first nine months of 2018 were 10% below those for 2017 and 23% below the peak in 2014.
|State of California Office of Self-Insurance Plans Posts Proposed Regulations and Public Meeting Announcement|
By Lonce Lamonte and - December 12, 2018
The Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) has posted proposed regulations that will require self-insured public entities to file annual reports providing demographic, claim and financial data regarding their workers’ compensation programs.
The proposed regulations, mandated by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 2012 workers’ compensation reforms, will allow for greater transparency of the solvency and viability of self-insured workers’ compensation programs and the true liabilities of public entities. As specified by Labor Code section 3702.2(a), the changes would require public entities to report portions of their financial statements pertaining to workers’ compensation liabilities. Public entities would also be required to provide aggregate information as a point of reference for other public entities.
December 12, 2018 - California Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Ambulance Services)
December 10, 2018 - Division of Workers' Compensation Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner Services
December 4, 2018 - Paul Turley, DC Pleads Guilty In Uwaydah Fraud Case In Downtown LA. Lead Defense Counsel, Benjamin Gluck, Says Good-Bye.
December 3, 2018 - Uwaydah Case Continued To Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Head Deputy DA John Nantroup Could Take The Stand.
November 28, 2018 - Dave Jones Offers Genuine Support To Sufferers Of Wildfire Losses In California
November 25, 2018 - Prosecution In Uwaydah Case Files For Another Continuance. They Might Be Resisting Taking The Stand. Or Maybe Not...