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AAPAN to Expand Work Comp PBM Advocacy 01/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks is planning to increase its advocacy efforts in 2018 to educate state legislators and regulators about the value of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefits managers, the organization said. ...Read More

Adelin Vinas Moves Up to Atlantic Region Claims Director for MEMIC 01/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation carrier The MEMIC Group has promoted Adelin Vinas to the position of claims director of the Atlantic Region, which includes MEMIC’s Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices. ...Read More

ACOEM Guidance Warns About Costs of Obesity 01/09/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers pay a high price for worker obesity, whether it’s from elevated employee medical costs, more absences from work or an increase in workplace injuries, according to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ...Read More

Attorney, Local Politician Robert Prisco Sworn In as WCJ 01/09/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Attorney and local politician Robert Prisco was sworn in as a New Jersey workers' compensation judge last week, the Burlington County Times reported. ...Read More

Amended Bill Defines Day Laborers Eligible for Comp Coverage 01/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1069 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Maintenance workers, gardeners and landscapers hired on a one-time basis would be covered by California’s workers’ compensation laws under recent amendments to a bill intended to extend coverage to the estimated 40,000 day laborers working in the Golden State. ...Read More

Appellate Court Lifts $500K Cap on Non-Economic Damages in Civil Suits 01/05/2018
State: OR | Segment: Top | 352 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
Civil-suit plaintiffs in Oregon can thank an injured worker for this week’s appellate court decision to lift the state’s $500,000 cap on non-economic damages in civil suits. ...Read More

Attorneys Lament Virtual Hearing Project, Citing Myriad Issues 01/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: Top | 617 | 0 | Popular with Other | 35 min read
Six weeks into a virtual hearings project in which cases are heard by video, attorneys on both sides say they already are seeing technical difficulties and that the lack of court reporters is a violation of the workers’ compensation statute. ...Read More

AmComp Heads to Las Vegas in March for Annual Conference 01/03/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Registration is now open for the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, or AmComp, annual conference on March 15-16 in Las Vegas. ...Read More

Another State Moves Toward 5-Day Opioid Limit 01/02/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
South Carolina is the latest state to move toward a supply limit for initial prescriptions of opioids for acute pain. Gov. Henry McMaster ...Read More

Agency Proposes Changes to Rate Limits for Temporary Nursing Agency Services 01/02/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has proposed amendments to 101 CMR 345.00, temporary nursing services. The proposed amendments estab...Read More
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