Vacaville auto shop owner loses workers’ comp appeal

The owner of a Vacaville auto repair shop who went seven years without workers’ compensation insurance for his employees lost his third legal fight trying to overturn a state-imposed fine of more than $179,000. Aaron Taylor, owner of Aaron’s Automotive on Peabody Road, received the fine in 2015 after a state investigator discovered Taylor had […]

Study: Central Valley workers’ comp claims differ from other regions in state

Injured workers in the Central Valley have shorter time lags between notification and treatment of an injury, fewer claims with permanent disability and lien payments, and lower attorney involvement compared to other regions of the state, according to a report that analyzes workers compensation claims. Fresno Bee

Medicaid fraud a $30B industry; Illinois taking steps to stop improper health care payments

Defrauding Medicaid is a booming business, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which says the total amount of “improper payments” for Medicaid last year totaled more than $29 billion and accounted for nearly a tenth of all payments. This illicit industry, along with other kinds of costly health care waste, is […]

Kansas: County employee losing job, health coverage while hospitalized

A Harvey County, Kansas detention deputy was scheduled to officially be fired from his job on Saturday, according to a letter from the county administrator. His family says he was hurt while working in September and has been in the hospital ever since. But workers’ comp is refusing to pay, and the county is firing […]