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Better ID of Suspended Providers, Process to Report Bad Actors Sought at Hearing 12/12/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1565 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, Calif. — A sparsely attended hearing on proposed permanent rules to suspend providers from California’s workers’ compensation system yielded a request for better ways to identify those no longer allowed to treat injured workers, a call for guidance on the retroacti...Read More

Bill Would Allow State to Investigate, Audit PEOs 12/08/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic senator representing Fort Lauderdale filed a bill Wednesday that would place certain obligations on professional employer organizations (PEOs), also known as employee leasing companies. ...Read More

Board Adopts Emergency Rule to Allow Self-Insurance by Jockey Fund 12/07/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted an emergency rule to implement legislation that allows the Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to self-insure its workers’ compensation risk, according to ...Read More

Board Releases Latest Medical Fee Schedule 12/07/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has released its medical fee schedule for dates of service on and after Jan. 1. The schedule includ...Read More

Bill Drops Conditions for PTSD Compensability for First Responders 12/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A parade of tearful first responders, spouses and survivors who were prepared to testify against a PTSD presumption bill reversed course Tuesday after the sponsoring senator dropped a set of qualifying conditions. ...Read More

Benchmark Study Finds Decrease in Claim Closure, More Tracking of Provider Performance 12/05/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1010 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp insurers and third-party administrators are having a harder time closing claims than they did three years ago, as more than half who participated in a recent survey reported a closure ratio of less than 100%. ...Read More

BNTD Law Changes Name to Bluestein Attorneys 12/04/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Columbia, South Carolina, law firm Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado LLC has changed its name. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Amendments to Provider Certification Criteria 12/04/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Jan. 4 over proposed amendments to Ohio Administrative Code 4123-6-02.2, which relates to provider certif...Read More

Bullock Replaced Board Members as State Fund Sued 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Steve Bullock replaced two members of the Montana State Fund board on Nov. 17, the same day MSF filed suit against the state to block a 3% investment management fee to help balance the state budget, ...Read More

BWC Formulary Proposal Is Big News for Opioid Maker 11/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that makes two opioid drugs that are administered by applying a patch to the inside of the cheek is touting the potential addition of its products to Ohio’s workers’ compensation drug formulary. ...Read More
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