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Updates to ASC, Hospital Reimbursement Manuals Withdrawn 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has withdrawn proposed updates to its reimbursement manuals for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals. The rules, which were noticed in the Sept. 30, 2016, edition of the Florida Administrative Register, failed to receive legislative...Read More

WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation 12/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has announced that monthly benefits for all children of workers killed in industrial accidents will increase to 25% of the average weekly wage at the start of the year. ...Read More

Forklift Emissions Lead to Citations for Farm Supply Store 12/11/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A home and farm supply center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is facing proposed fines of $14,000 after state safety inspectors allegedly found elevated carbon monoxide levels at the facility due to emissions from improperly maintained forklifts. ...Read More

Chubb Names Tracey Laws General Counsel, Government and Industry Affairs 12/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has appointed Tracey Laws senior vice president and general counsel for global government and industry affairs, effective Jan. 2. ...Read More

Policyholder Notification Bill Sent to Governor 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill has been delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to require workers’ compensation insurers to notify policyholders at least 30 days before their renewal dates if their premiums are slated to increase by more than 10%. ...Read More

Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFL...Read More

School Bus Monitor Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oneida City School District bus monitor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the workers’ compensation system of $6,100 by accepting benefits while lying about having other jobs. ...Read More

No Injunction in QME Dispute; Judge Questions Jurisdiction to Hear Complaint 12/08/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1621 | 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
DWC Posts Adjustment to Physicians' Fee Schedule 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 533 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the physicians section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate changes made by Medicare for 2018. The order, among other things, incorporates the 1.4% increase in the Medicare Economic Index, whic...Read More

WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Wednesday 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss results from a review of earthquake exposure and plans for studies to perform in 2018 when it meets Wednesday in Oakland. ...Read More
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