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BREAKING: Court Rules Comp Exclusive Remedy in King v. CompPartners 08/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1148 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The California Supreme Court this morning published a decision in King v. CompPartners finding workers’ compensation law provides the exclusive remedy for injuries allegedly flowing from adverse utilization review decisions. A utilization review doctor in 2013 concluded Klonopin was...Read More
 
 

Bill in Congress Would Clarify Medicare Secondary-Payer Procedures 08/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A coalition pushing for reform of the Medicare and Medicaid secondary payer process hopes a bill in Congress will bring new transparency and simplicity to what’s long been considered a broken system. ...Read More
 
 

Board Properly Rejected Worker's Challenge to Award as Untimely 08/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board properly rejected a worker’s challenge to a decision by a workers’ compensation judge as untimely. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Proposes Changes to Medical Provider, Hospital Inpatient Fee Schedules 08/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 335 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is seeking comments on two proposed fee schedule rules. Changes are proposed to the Profes...Read More
 
 

Board to Host Seminar on Formulary Requirements, Sept. 17 08/15/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 348 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will host a free seminar next month to explain how a new drug formulary will apply to workers' compensation cases. ...Read More
 
 

Bellusci Explains Why 2019 Proposed Rate Cut is 4.5% 08/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 136 min read
The chief actuary for California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau took issue with WorkCompCentral reporting that the indicated rate for 2019 is 2.3% lo...Read More
 
 

Brooklyn Workers' Comp Board Elevators Are Dangerous, and Employees Are Fed Up 08/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Elevators at the building that houses the New York Workers' Compensation Board offices in Brooklyn will often shake, plummet and stop between floors, and employees have had enough. ...Read More
 
 

Brown Appoints Legal Affairs Attorney to WCAB 08/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1991 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed his deputy legal affairs secretary to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, leaving one vacancy on the board to fill with a little more than four months left as governor. ...Read More
 
 

Board Revokes Doctor's Authorization After Disciplinary Action 08/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked one physician’s authorization to treat injured workers because of disciplinary issues with the state medical board, and another physician has relinquished his board authorization. ...Read More
 
 

Board Can Order Remand for Judge to Explain Analysis on Causation 08/07/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A divided Kentucky Court of Appeals panel ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not err in vacating an award to an injured worker, with instructions for the administrative law judge to explain his reasoning for how the worker’s neck condition was connected to an incident...Read More
 
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