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Senate Approves 'Agreed Bill' Changing Benefits, Billing Calculations

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 0

By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved an "agreed bill" produced by the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council with provisions to increase permanent disability benefits -- with the cost potentially offset by changing a formula to reduce medical bills.Senate Bill 409 by Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, now goes to the House of Representatives, where the agreed bill has been introduced as Assembly Bill 499 by Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan. The Senate approved the bill 33 to 0.Scott Kelly, chief of staff to Wanggaard, told WorkCompCentral that the ...

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