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The WorkCompAcademy is a full featured online learning experience. Our faculty includes the leading practitioners in the California Workers' Compensation Community. Our online curriculum covers all aspects of Workers' Compensation Claims, from basic concepts to advanced topics of value to experienced practitioners such as senior claims exectives, attorneys, and Qualified Medical Evaluators. Students can access classes any time, from any internet connected computer. Courses can be completed at an individualized pace.

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The WorkCompAcademy is a full featured online learning experience. Our faculty includes the leading practitioners in the California Workers' Compensation Community. Our online curriculum covers all aspects of Workers' Compensation Claims, from basic concepts to advanced topics of value to experienced practitioners such as senior claims exectives, attorneys, and Qualified Medical Evaluators. Students can access classes any time, from any internet connected computer. Courses can be completed at an individualized pace.

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    WorkCompAcademy News - July 8, 2024

    WorkCompAcademy News - July 8, 2024

    Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Sub-Rosa Justifies City of Downey's Termination of Injured Police Officer. DLSE Imposition of Labor Code Penalties on Contractor Affirmed on Appeal. 193 Defendants Charged for Over $2.75 Billion in Fraudulent Health Care Claims. American Labor Alliance Executives Convicted of $2.4M Worker's Comp Fraud. Pharmacist Charged with Submitting Over $300M in Fraudulent Claims. Former Camarillo Insurance Agent Sentenced to 16 Years for $1.2M Scam. Newsom's Budget Woes Delay Start of Healthcare Minimum Wage Hike. Cal/OSHA Adopts Indoor Heat Protection Standard With Prison Exemptions. Per-Page Fees Under New Fee Schedule Drive Med-Legal Costs Up Sharply. Workers' Comp is in a "Total System Breakdown" - For California Firefighters.

    • 34 min
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    WorkCompAcademy News - June 25, 2024

    WorkCompAcademy News - June 25, 2024

    Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: Cal. Supreme Ct. Clarifies Vertical v Horizontal Integration of Excess Insurance. Court of Appeal Reinstates COVID-19 Wrongful Death Case Against Employer. After Imposing $40K in Sanctions WCAB Seeks More Against Garretts. Amazon Cited $6M for Violating California’s Warehouse Quotas Law. CEO and President of ADHD Telehealth Company Arrested for $100M Fraud. Newsom and Business Leaders Announce PAGA Reform Agreement. CWCI Examines California's Proposed Agricultural Heat Injuries Presumption.

    • 28 min
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    WorkCompAcademy News - June 17, 2024

    WorkCompAcademy News - June 17, 2024

    Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB En Banc Clarifies Confusion on Use of "Kite" Based CVC Rebuttal. AB 5 Survives Uber and Postmates' Constitutional Challenge. The EEOC Sued 15 Employers for Failure to File EEO-1 Report. Coalition of 36 State Attorney Generals Urge SCOTUS to Limit PBMs. Farm Labor Contracting Companies Face $30M Payroll Fraud Charges. California Chamber of Commerce "Job Killer Bills" Miss Key Deadline. DWC Sets Public Hearing for Proposed UR Regulation Changes. Watchdog Group Says Trailer Bill Insurance Rate Provisions Will Cost Billions.

    • 29 min
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    WorkCompAcademy News - June 10, 2024

    WorkCompAcademy News - June 10, 2024

    Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB Affirms WCJ's Apportionment in Psyche Case. WCAB Rescinds WCJ Order to Compel Answers to Interrogatories. No Discovery of Attorney Work Product in Carrier's Subrogation Case. New Trial Ordered in Employers' Class Action Against Sutter Health. Palomar Hospital Pays $250,000 for Diverting Fentanyl. Growing Number of Female Minority Doctors in California Report Burnout. FDA Approves Traumatic Brain Injury. Rapid Test Using One Drop of Blood. Data from MRI Can Detect Who Will Get Alzheimer’s and When.

    • 29 min
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    WorkCompAcademy News - June 3, 2024

    WorkCompAcademy News - June 3, 2024

    Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB Affirms Sanctions Against Monrovia Memorial Hospital. Cal/STERS/PERS & WC Carriers Subrogation Rights in MedMal Cases. Court Proceeding Must be Stayed (Not Dismissed) When Arbitration is Ordered. Patient Coordinator for O.C. Sober Living Home Arrested for Kickbacks. 17 Prosecutors Awarded $8.55 Million to Prosecute Wage Theft. New DOL Protections for Workers in Temporary Agricultural Employment. OSHA Announces Changes to the Structure of Regional Operations. WCRI Study Compares Hospital Outpatient Payments in 36 States.

    • 26 min
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    WorkCompAcademy News - May 27, 2024

    WorkCompAcademy News - May 27, 2024

    Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories: WCAB Declines Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over NBA Player's Claim. WCAB En Banc Imposes Sanctions and Costs on Applicant Attorney. California Supreme Court Resolves Pandemic Insurance Coverage Dispute. L.A. Jury Awards Over $58M to Injured Palmdale Train Yard Worker. 9th Circuit Judges Hotly Divided Over Termination of Stockton Fire Chief. Janitorial Company Owners Arraigned for $2.4M Payroll Fraud. NSC Releases Research on Location Geofencing to Enhance Safety. Uber Announces Major Expansion of its Healthcare Reach.

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