OH - Occupational Therapist, Others Sentenced for Comp Fraud
An occupational therapist in northeast Ohio has been barred from treating injured workers and was sentenced to five years' probation and a $2,500 fine after she pleaded guilty to billing for services she never provided.
Susanna Freedman, of Euclid, pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County last month, the result of a probe by the Bureau of Workers'...
NJ - Murphy Signs Improved Amputation Benefits Bill
Starting this week, workers who lose fingers, toes, hands or feet in a work accident will see improved benefits for the first time in years, after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the long-awaited “hand-foot” bill into law.
Senate Bill 782, which increases benefits and duration of benefits for amputations, took effect immediately upo...
OK - Commission Meets Monday to Discuss Fee Schedule Recommendations
A consulting firm's deep dive into Oklahoma's medical fee schedule, underway for six months, will be unveiled Monday at a special meeting of the Workers' Compensation Commission.
Consulting firm Fair Health was hired last year, in keeping with 2019 legislation that mandated the review because of concerns that the state's reimbursem...
WI - Senate Approves Expanded PTSD Bill for Some First Responders
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The Wisconsin Senate has approved Senate Bill 511, which would make it easier for some first responders to qualify for workers' compensation benefits when diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The bill now goes to the Assembly, where some public safety advocates hope volunteer and stand-alone emergency medical technicians can...