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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 executives, 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 executives, 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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Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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Rank #1: WorkCompAcademy News - March 16, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Feds Pursue Another Spinal Implant Company for Kickbacks, L.A. Restaurant Fined $2.1M for Wage Theft, Stanislaus Poultry Worker Convicted in Comp Fraud Case, SB 1039 Claims "Binary" Classification of Workers is "Outdated", Cal/OSHA Interim Guidelines for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), NCCI Reports on Effects of COVID-19 in WC Industry, Coventry Outlines Benefits of a Pharmacy Nurse, Governor Newsom Appoints New DIR Director, Zurich Selects Santa Barbara Company for Fraud Assessments, Updated FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Mar 20 2020

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Rank #2: WorkCompAcademy News - June 18, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Properly Worded C&R Also Releases FEHA Claims, C&R Addendum Did Not Release Civil Liability, Exclusive Remedy Exception Requires Extreme & Outrageous Conduct, States Now Sue Walgreens for Opioid Crisis, MSP Class Action Firm Sanctioned in State Farm Case, Lodi Orthopedic Surgeon to Face Fraud Changes, San Diego Psychologist Charged With $2.2M Fraud, Man Sentenced for Farm Labor $500K EDD Fraud, EU Joins International Effort Restraining Antibiotic Use, Corporate America Frustrated with Rising Health Costs.

Jun 22 2018

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Rank #3: WorkCompAcademy News - December 10, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Vanguard Dismisses Lien Stay Law Challenge, CVS/Aetna Proposed Merger Faces Court Scrutiny, Uwaydah Connected Chiro Pleads Guilty, Drugmaker Pays $360M to Resolve Kickback Case, Medical Device Makers Plead Guilty in Kickback Case, Jury Convicts Advanced Radiology Administrator, Charges Dropped in Applicant - Hit Man Case, Florida Urged to Adopt California IMR Process, EU Agency Says Evidence "Thin" on Medical Marijuana, California Startup Wins FDA Pain Device Challenge.

Dec 13 2018

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Rank #4: WorkCompAcademy News - March 9, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. $3M Subro Lien Not Defeated by "Virtual Admission" of Employment, Owner of Studio City Sleep Clinic to Serve 3 Years for $11.5M Fraud, San Mateo Physician Faces 20 Years for Illegal Prescribing, Serial Claimant Arrested After 6 Different Fake Claims, Santa Rosa Physicians Face $3.9M Fraud Charges, Novato Uninsured Contractor Arrested - For the Third Time, Coronavirus: Factors for the Insurance Industry to Consider, Spine and Joint Pain Most Costly Health Problem in U.S., DEA Describes the Opioid Supply Chain "Shell Game", Mitchell | Genex Acquires Coventry Workers' Comp Services.

Mar 13 2020

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Rank #5: WorkCompAcademy News - January 14, 2019

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Arbitration Agreement Must Explicitly Include FEHA, GoPro Footage Convicts Correctional Officer, Owners of San Ramon Companies Face 14 Felonies, Prices Increased on Hundreds of Drugs, Focus Group Studies Medical Costs, Drug Marketing Costs Increased to $20.3 Billion, CDI Publishes Drug Transparency Report, Newsom Tackles Drug Prices on First Day, WCIRB Publishes California Terrorism Risk Assessment, New Brown Appointments on Last Days in Office.

Jan 16 2019

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Rank #6: WorkCompAcademy News - April 20, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. En Banc WCAB Invalidates AD Rule 10133.54 on SJDB Jurisdiction, Carmel Valley Physician Charged for COVID-19 "Miracle Cure", FBI Says Sale of 39M N95 Masks in California was Fraud Scheme, DME Operator Charged in Telemedicine Kickback Scheme, WCIRB Considers COVID-19 Regulatory Changes, DWC Modifies OMFS to Provide for Telehealth Fees, California First Responders Alarmed by COVID-19 Risks, Scientists Study Cause of COVID-19 Relapse, New Direct-to-Business Carrier Launches in California, Comp Industry Survey Shows COVID-19 Disruption Patterns.

Apr 24 2020

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Rank #7: WorkCompAcademy News - June 4, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Known Undocumented Workers Prevail on Wage and Hour Claim, Pfizer to Pay $23.8M to Resolve Kickback Claim, Anthem SIU Investigator Charged in $20M Fraud Scheme, Bay Area Pain Doctors Pay $260K to Resolve DEA Charges, RAND Reports on Return-To-Work Fund, URAC Accredits TRISTAR® for Utilization Management, CDI Criticizes Carriers for Excessive Comp Premiums, Federal Right to Try Drug Law Passed.

Jun 06 2018

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Rank #8: WorkCompAcademy News - January 7, 2019

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Comp RICO Fails in California Federal Court, Irvine Physician Arrested for Prescribing Opioids, Opioid-Murder Conviction of LA Physician Affirmed, Sheriff's Lieutenant Arrested for Comp Fraud, Jury Convicts Uninsured Restaurant Owner, Study Finds 20% Annual Health Crimes Increase, A.B. 5 Seeks to Codify New "ABC" Employment Criteria, Unlicensed Comp Carrier Fined $4M, Early Physical Therapy Reduces Opiate Use, Comp Rates Decrease in 2019 - Except at the Race Track!

Jan 09 2019

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Rank #9: WorkCompAcademy News - May 29, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Supreme Court Sides With Employers on Arbitration Agreements, Cal Supreme Court Sets Hearing in CompPartners Case, No Homeowner Liability for Construction Workers' Death, Fraud Rings Infect Rural Hospitals, Riverside Chiropractor Arrested, Landscaper Pleads Guilty to Double Dipping, Appellate Court Affirms Correctional Officer Fraud Conviction, State Bar Adopts 69 New Rules of Professional Conduct, More Names Placed on DWC Suspension List, Reserving for a Lifetime Award - a Moving Target.

Jun 02 2018

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Rank #10: WorkCompAcademy News - January 21, 2019

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Drobot Forfeits Plea Agreement Benefits, Feds Indicted CompOne and Officers for Fraud, Double Dipping Business Owner Pleads Guilty, Hearing Set For MTUS Updates, DWC Posts Several OMFS Changes, House Launches Drug Pricing Investigation, Walgreens and Microsoft to Create Digital Ecosystem, 44 Percent of Physicians are Burned Out, Slow Adoption of WC Telemedicine.

Jan 24 2019

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Rank #11: WorkCompAcademy News - April 13, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. California Class Action Filed Against Cigna and Viant, Medicare Sues Lawfirm to Challenge Jurisdictional Issues, WCAB Orders Additional Emergency Filing Rules En Banc, COVID-19 Fraud Task Force Organizes in Arizona, OSHA Issues Respirator Interim Guidance, WCIRB Responds to COVID-19 Rating Issues, U.S. Plans to "Ease" Back to Normal.

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #12: WorkCompAcademy News - July 2, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. No Jurisdiction Over NFL Player's Injuries - Affirmed, Illicit Opioid Sales Skyrocket on "Dark Net", Uninsured Contractor Pleads Guilty, WCIRB Says 2017 Combined Loss Ratio Drops to 91%, WCIRB Considering Use of Blockchain Technology, Janitorial Companies Face July 1 PSWPA Registration Deadline, 2019 TTD Rates to Increase Nearly 3%, Robotic Doctor Passes Medical License Exam, Silicon Valley High Burn Out Rate Health Risks, FDA Approves First Cannabis Based Drug.

Jul 05 2018

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Rank #13: WorkCompAcademy News - December 17, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Apportionment of PD on Pathology Affirmed, Background Check Insufficient to Support FEHA Claim, O.C. Physician Faces Compound Med Fraud Charge, WCIRB Publishes 2018 Experience Report, OSIP Proposes Changes to Reporting Rules, WCRI Reports ASC 40% Less than Hospitals, CMS to Prioritize Reporting Penalties in 2019, FDA Continues Tough Stance Against New Opioids, RAND Finds QMEs Work for Management Organizations, Bioengineered Discs to End Back Pain.

Dec 20 2018

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Rank #14: WorkCompAcademy News - June 11, 2018

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Couple Checking on Neighbor Was "Active Law Enforcement", New SCOTUS Ruling ends NY Uber Workers' Comp Class Action, SCOTUS Declines to Solve $1B Liberty Mutual Problem, Bay Area Doctor and Interpreter Face Fraud Charges, Oxnard Janitorial Owner to Serve 1 Year for Fraud, Riverside QME Faces Fraud Charges,Bakersfield Chiro Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud, Employees of Two Riverside Companies Arrested, DWC Suspends 18 More Medical Providers, SCIF Reduces Opioid Prescriptions by 60%.

Jun 13 2018

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Rank #15: WorkCompAcademy News - March 2, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. $1.6 Billion Global Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer Mallinckrodt, 18 States File Lawsuit Challenging Limits to Joint Employer Liability, No Time Limit for Recovery Suits Against Secondary Payers, Judge Issues AB-5 Injunction Against Instacart, Hollywood Pharmacy Owners to Serve 12 Years for $11.8M Fraud, Jury Convicts Manhattan Beach Physician of $700K Fraud, DWC Posts Changes to MTUS and OMFS, FDA to Use Claims Data to Confirm Drug Clinical Trials, 24 Companies Join Blockchain Group to Limit Counterfeit Meds.

Mar 06 2020

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Rank #16: WorkCompAcademy News - February 24, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Supreme Court Rules Workers Must be Paid for Security Checks, WCAB Allows Non-Comp Evaluations Into Evidence, Sandoz Executive Pleads Guilty in Drug Price Fixing Case, GEICO Uses RICO Statutes to Combat Vendor Fraud, IHOP Cook Arrested for Fraudulent Comp Claim, CMS Implements Penalty Provisions of Rule 111 Reporting, Researchers Improve Design of Robotic Surgery Controller, Coventry Reports Better Claim Outcomes with Nurse Triage, NAIC Lists Top Ten Comp Carriers by Market Share, National Safety Council Launches " Work to Zero" Safety Report.

Feb 27 2020

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Rank #17: WorkCompAcademy News - February 17, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. AG Suit Claims OptumRX Illegally Gouged Comp Claims, Another California "New-Law-Fail" in Federal Courts, Lawsuits Claim AARP Cheats Policyholders, More AB-5 Unintended Consequences, San Diego Musicians Play Blues Tunes Over AB-5, DWC Announces Online Doctors First Report Pilot Program, Single Point of Failure - Pharmaceutical Roads Lead to China, CWCI Study Shows Decline in Medical Treatment Counts, Disability Discrimination 2nd Highest EEOC Claim, Mike Hessling New Gallagher Basset CEO.

Feb 20 2020

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Rank #18: WorkCompAcademy News - February 10, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. California Awarded $350M in Suit Against Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens Settles Fake California Pharmacist Case for $7.5M, New O.C. DA Drops "Manufactured" Charges Against Orthopedist, So. Cal. Acupuncturist to Serve 30 Months for $7.1M Fraud, Santa Clara Cop Faces Fraud Charge, SCIF Recovers $159K in Criminal Premium Fraud Case, 215 Biopharma Leaders Pledge to Do a Better Job for Patients, "90210" Star Fights State Farm Claim - and Breast Cancer.

Feb 14 2020

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Rank #19: WorkCompAcademy News - February 3, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. WCAB Panel Specifies Requirements for 4903.8(d) Lien Declaration, WCAB Claim Tolls Statute of Limitations for FEHA Action, Arch Health Partners Resolves Kickback Allegations for $3M, Convicted Surgeon Extradited from Israel to Serve, Bay Area Medical Device CEO Convicted, Charges Filed in $20M Comp Treatment Kickback Scheme, Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Annual Summary, Looking Back at the Validity of NFL Concussion Claims, Non-Opioid "Stem Cell" Pain Treatment Provides Relief, Insurance Industry Reports Varying Results With Data Analytics.

Feb 07 2020

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Rank #20: WorkCompAcademy News - January 27, 2020

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Rene Thomas Folse, JD, Ph.D. is the host for this edition which reports on the following news stories. Substantial Evidence Standard Applies to OSHA Appeals, C&R Resignation Resolves Wrongful Termination Claim, Arrests Made for $3.2M Sober Living Fraud, Convicted Long Beach Hospital Owner to Serve 15 Months, L.A. Sheriff Faces Fraud Charges After Fake Sniper Claim, 7th San Diego "Pill Mill" Doctor Pleads Guilty, Study Shows Early PT Reduces Opiate Use and Lost Time, TRISTAR Acquires Aspen Risk Management Group.

Jan 30 2020

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