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Workers' Compensation News


Administrative Court Still Waiting to Hear About Fate of Chief Judge 05/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
After an uproar last month over the chief judge's unprecedented actions at the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings, her opponents were hoping for a quick resolution, or at least some indication from the governor about her future. Critics have called for Judge Lesli Ginn'...Read More

Accreditation Group Takes Aim at Texas Rehab Study 05/24/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
Eight months after Texas regulators released a study showing no difference in outcomes for accredited versus non-accredited rehabilitation providers, an international accreditation group is taking issue with the report's findings and methodology. ...Read More

Assembly Passes Janitorial Employee Presumption Bill 05/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 735 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The California Assembly passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that people working for registered janitorial firms are employees and not contractors. ...Read More

Average Costs Per Claim Higher in Illinois Than Several Other States, Study Shows 05/23/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 228 min read
The average cost per claim in Illinois grew 1% to 3% per year since 2012, the Workers Compensation Research Institute reported Tuesday. The WCR...Read More

Attorney Gets 2-Year Suspension for Engaging in Unauthorized Practice of Law 05/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York attorney got herself suspended from the practice of law earlier this month for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in neighboring New Jersey. ...Read More

Appellant's Failure to Timely Serve Parties Doesn't Divest Judge of Ability to Extend Deadline 05/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court this week ruled that a municipal employer’s failure to timely serve all the necessary parties with a copy of its petition for judicial review of an adverse workers’ compensation decision did not mean that it was necessarily out of luck. ...Read More

Artemis Emslie Joins Ametros' Board of Directors 05/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 239 | 5 | Popular with Employer | 715 min read
Artemis Emslie has joined the board of directors of Ametros, a provider of post-settlement medical management services. ...Read More

As More States Pass Opioid Prescribing Limits, Bills Become More Sophisticated 05/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Oklahoma is the latest to join a growing number of states that have enacted limits on opioid prescribing for acute pain and, in some cases, address the use of opioids for chronic pain as well. ...Read More

Another Court Holds in Favor of Air Ambulance Company in Billing Dispute 05/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 777 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Insurance carriers, state officials and attorneys for airlifted patients are growing increasingly frustrated with a spate of recent court rulings that continue to block state fee schedules and regulations, including those that ban the practice of balance billing. ...Read More

Agents Asking TDI to Extend Negotiated X-Mod Rule 05/14/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas is asking the state Department of Insurance to extend the expiration date of a rule that allows allows insurers to use negotiated experience modifi...Read More
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