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Analyst: Comp on Track for Third Profitable Year in a Row 09/05/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best is projecting a $5.1 billion net underwriting loss for the U.S. property and casualty industry for the first half of 2017, even greater than the $2 billion underwriting loss in the first half of last year. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council Recommends Medical Fee Schedule at Group Health Rates 08/30/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council will recommend that lawmakers enact a hybrid Medicare-based medical fee schedule with prices that are consistent with the average negotiated price of group health plans statewide. ...Read More
 
 

Approval of Attorney Fee Motions Must Be Filed Electronically 08/30/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Department of Workers’ Claims is reminding attorneys to file motions of approval for attorney fees electronically through the state’s Litigation Management System (LMS). ...Read More
 
 

Assessment, Surcharge Rates Dropping Again Next Year 08/28/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The assessment levied on Minnesota employers to pay for workers’ compensation programs will drop by $2 million in 2018 to $78 million, the Department of Labor and Industry said in its monthly newsletter. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Proposes to Add Judicial Guidelines to Permanent Rules 08/28/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Administrative Hearings will hold a rule development workshop at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 to discuss its notice of intent to add the Guidelines of the Statewide Nominating Commission to the Rules of Procedures for Workers’ Compensation Adjudication. ...Read More
 
 

Assembly Speaker Convening Select Committee on Universal Health Care 08/25/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 772 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon on Thursday announced that an interim committee will hold meetings after the legislative session ends in September to discuss plans for a universal health care system in California. ...Read More
 
 
Agency Releases New Medicare Rates for Glucose Monitoring Systems 08/25/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has issued Administrative Bulletin 17-15 to establish rates for four new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II codes, for services provide...Read More
 
 

Another State Aims for More Transparency With PBM Contracts 08/24/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Jersey insurance regulators have proposed new rules that would force pharmacy benefit managers to be more transparent in contracting with pharmacies. ...Read More
 
 

Alexis Kearns Joins Reed Group as SVP of HR 08/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reed Group, publisher of the MDGuidelines medical treatment guidelines, has hired Alexis Kearns as senior vice president of human resources. ...Read More
 
 

Andrew Kurata Named Acting Captive Administrator 08/23/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito announced the appointment of Andrew Kurata as acting captive insurance administrator. Kurata has been with...Read More
 
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