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AAOS Offers Three-Day Training on Musculoskeletal Injuries 07/25/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 333 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is offering a course on musculoskeletal injuries in workers’ compensation, from Nov. 3-5 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The course will look at return to work, as well as legal and administrative strategies for improving outc...Read More

Amendments Proposed for Formulary, Surplus Fund Charge 07/24/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Aug. 14 to consider amendments to the rules on the outpatient medication formulary and the surplus fund charge of qualified motor vehicle accident claims. ...Read More

Attorneys Take No Issue With DWC's Interpretation of Compounds as 'Specialty Services' 07/21/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation’s decision to require preauthorization for all compounded drugs represents a fair interpretation of a state statute, attorneys on both sides said Thursday. ...Read More

AmTrust Hires Daniel Hickey as EVP of Business Development 07/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AmTrust Financial Services has hired J. Daniel Hickey as its executive vice president of business strategy and development, the multinational property and casualty insurance company announced Tuesday.  ...Read More

Alexander Wells Named Regional Manager at Chubb 07/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has named Alexander Wells as its regional manager for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the company's commercial insurance division in North America. ...Read More

Assemblyman Pushes for Temporary Full Pay for Injured County Jail Guards 07/19/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Now that Gov. Chris Christie has OK'd a compensation scheme for injured state prison guards, a Democratic assemblyman is hoping Christie will approve of extending it to cover those who guard the county's jails. ...Read More

Appellate Division Awards Medical Treatment to UPS Driver for Back Condition 07/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an injured UPS driver was entitled to medical treatment for back problems, finding his problems were from repetitive occupational stress as opposed to the progression of injuries from a prior on-the-job accident. ...Read More

AWCC Schedules Educational Conference for Oct. 18-19 07/14/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission will hold its 33rd annual educational conference Oct. 18-19 at the Little Rock Marriott Convention Center.  ...Read More

AGC, SAIF Corp. Returning $9.9 Million to Contractors 07/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 555 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers participating in the workers’ compensation program jointly administered by Associated General Contractors and SAIF Corp. will receive $9.9 million in retrospective premium returns in August. ...Read More

Aging Workforce Creates Issues for Comp, Speaker Says 07/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 627 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Older employees are making up a larger segment of the workforce, a trend that is likely to influence workers’ comp claim costs and outcomes, a One Call Care Management vice president said this week. ...Read More
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