Cleveland doctor sentenced on drug trafficking, fraud charges

Three from Medical Care Group sentenced to date A Cleveland doctor sentenced last week on felony charges of drug trafficking and workers’ compensation fraud paid $30,000 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and will no longer work in the BWC system. Dr. Stephen Bernie, 77, also received a six-month suspended prison … Continue reading Cleveland doctor sentenced on drug trafficking, fraud charges

Driverless Vehicles – Rapid Changes Ahead

By Kendra DePaul, BWC Other States Coverage Manager Originally published in the May 2017 American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) Newsletter Transportation-related incidents continue to be the leading cause of fatal workers’ compensation injuries. So the buzz about autonomous vehicles has caught the attention of the industry. The hope is that by automating certain … Continue reading Driverless Vehicles – Rapid Changes Ahead