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Medical Costs Per Claim Low, Stable From 2010-15, WCRI Finds 12/15/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Of the 18 states that had their 2010-15 workers’ compensation medical costs analyzed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Michigan’s were among the lowest, the nonprofit organization reported. ...Read More
 
 
Maximum Benefit Rate Increasing 3.9% 12/14/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission has approved a maximum weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate of $838.21 effective Jan. 1, a 3.9% increase over the current-year rate.  Under state law, the maximum compensation rate is set each year at 100% of the st...Read More
 
 

Medical Advisory Board to Hold Next Meeting Jan. 23 12/12/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rhode Island’s Workers’ Compensation Court Medical Advisory Board will hold its next meeting Jan. 23. The Board meets every four to si...Read More
 
 

Most Insurers Hesitant to Adopt New Technology, Valen Says 12/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divide is growing within the insurance industry as companies take different approaches to adopting technology, according to a 2018 Outlook Report from Valen Analytics. ...Read More
 
 

Medical Payments Increased 3.1% Each Year From 2012-15, Study Finds 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim increased by an average of 3.1% each year between 2012 and 2015 in Illinois, according to the results of a Workers Compensation R...Read More
 
 

MSF Board Votes to Drop Lawsuit Over Management Fee 12/01/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The gubernatorially appointed board of directors for Montana State Fund voted to drop a lawsuit challenging the governor’s proposal to charge the carrier a management fee on its investment portfolio to help bridge a $227 million budget deficit, according to a ...Read More
 
 

Medical Costs Per Claim Decreased 6% Per Year From 2013-2015 12/01/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Workers Compensation Research Institute report on North Carolina's medical costs released Thursday reveals that medical payments per workers' compensation...Read More
 
 

Medical Fee Formulas Released for 2018 11/30/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted materials for its 2018 medical fee schedule. The new materials include sta...Read More
 
 

Medical Fee Schedules Nearing Implementation 11/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission today will formally approve draft regulations that will implement new medical fee schedules for use starting Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 
Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Set at $917 for 2018 11/29/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maximum workers’ compensation benefits for Florida claimants will increase 3.5% on Jan. 1, to $917 per week, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said Tuesday. Under Section 440.12(2), the maximum weekly compensation rate is set at 100% of the statewide average weekly wage, a...Read More
 
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