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Agencies Aim to Get Injured Workers Vocational Help Sooner 09/18/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Commission and state Vocational Rehabilitation Department have proposed an agreement to make it easier for injured workers to get vocational rehabilitation. ...Read More
 
 

AG Latest to File Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers 09/13/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is the latest to file a lawsuit accusing major pharmaceutical manufacturers of downplaying the risks of overdose and addiction when marketing narcotic painkillers, and creating the opioid epidemic. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Releases Range of Fees by Utilization and Peer Review Organizations 09/12/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has released the range of fees charged by utilization review organizations and peer review organizations for 2016 under the Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Changes Inpatient Hospital Reimbursements, Ups Rehab Consultant Fees 09/12/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Labor and Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Division has given notice that, effective Oct. 1, payments for non-critical access hospital inpatient discharges will be adjusted upward by 6.81%, from $183,523 to $196,021. ...Read More
 
 

ASCs Say Regulators Misused Rule-Making Process to Undercut Adverse Court Ruling 09/08/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ambulatory surgery centers say the North Carolina Industrial Commission misused the state’s temporary rule-making process to undercut a court decision that invalidated its ASC fee schedule. ...Read More
 
 

AIG Names Lucy Fato as EVP and General Counsel 09/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American International Group Inc. has hired Lucy Fato as the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, effective Oct. 16. ...Read More
 
 

Amendments Seek to Clarify Conditions for Suspending Providers, Staying Liens 09/05/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The head of the California Assembly Insurance Committee wants to eliminate any doubt as to whether lawmakers intended to require the suspension of executives such as former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot following a conviction for certain crimes. ...Read More
 
 

Analyst: Comp on Track for Third Profitable Year in a Row 09/05/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 494 | 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 | 382 | 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 | 222 | 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
 
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