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Agency Changes Inpatient Hospital Reimbursements, Ups Rehab Consultant Fees 09/12/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 401 | 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 | 605 | 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 | 340 | 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 | 1525 | 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 | 599 | 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 | 571 | 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 | 309 | 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 | 259 | 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 | 274 | 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 | 862 | 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
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