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No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint 12/08/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1587 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday denied a request to block the California Division of Workers' Compensation interpretation of billing rules for qualified medical evaluators, ruling that the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board has exclusive jurisdiction over accusations that the divisi...Read More
 
 

Naming of Wrong Insurance Carrier Wasn't Valid Basis for Denying Worker's Claim 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s failure to timely file a claim against a specific insurance company is not a valid basis for denial. ...Read More
 
 

Nearly Half in Survey See Big Role for Telemedicine in Comp 12/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Forty-five percent of respondents in a recent survey said telemedicine is the technology that will have the biggest impact on the workers’ comp industry in the future. ...Read More
 
 
New MWCARP Rate Pages Reflect Class Code Changes 12/04/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan has issued a notice regarding rates for new and renewal policies, effective Jan. 1 through March 31. Because certain classification codes have been eliminated and two new classification codes created, MWCARP is publishing new ra...Read More
 
 
NYSIF to Implement Cloud-Based Majesco Billing System 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Insurance Fund is converting its legacy billing systems onto Majesco Billing on Majesco CloudInsurer. The implementation is one of the first for a workers’ compensation state fund, Majesco said, and will provide a single platform for the business. The system will ...Read More
 
 

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Police Officer's Fall 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer was not entitled to accidental disability retirement benefits after he fell on an apartment doormat. ...Read More
 
 

No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a correctional officer’s application for duty disability retirement benefits, as substantial evidence supported a finding that he was not injured as a result of an interaction with an inmate. ...Read More
 
 

NYSIF Sees Growth in Underwriting, Investment Income 11/16/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Insurance Fund’s net income was $811 million last year, up from $519 million in 2015, according to an annual report released this week. ...Read More
 
 

Negative Work Comp Experience Inspired Newly Elected State Rep to Run for Office 11/14/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Democratic Socialist who unseated the state's Republican House Whip, a veteran politician who had outspent him more than 2-to-1, was inspired to run for office after being treated unfairly during the workers' compensation process, he has said. ...Read More
 
 

New Chronic Pain, CRPS Guidelines Take Effect Nov. 30 11/13/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Providers treating injured workers in Colorado will be advised to avoid prescribing the equivalent of more than 50 milligrams of morphine under new chronic pain guidelines that go into effect at the end of the month. ...Read More
 
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