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Bill Would Require Coverage for Post-Needle Stick Treatment 11/22/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would require workers’ compensation insurance to cover treatment to prevent illness following a worker’s on-the-job exposure to blood-borne disease is moving forward in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Allowing Treatment by PT Assistant Sent to Governor 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill approved by the New York Legislature that would allow physical therapist assistants to treat injured workers has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a signature. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Increase Judges' Initial Term to 6 Years 11/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill filed last week in the Florida Legislature would increase the initial term of office for a workers’ compensation judge to six years, rather than the current initial term of four years. ...Read More
 
 

Business Group Urging Lawmakers to Reform Comp 11/22/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Greater Louisville Inc., the city’s chamber of commerce, has made workers’ compensation reform one of its legislative priorities for 2018. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Joins Fight Against Firefighter Cancer Risks 11/22/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the State Fire Marshal’s Office have joined forces to educate firefighters about on-the-job cancer risks and safety resources available through their agencies. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Asks Lawmaker Panel to Lower Inpatient Reimbursement Rate 11/21/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation would reimburse for most hospital inpatient services at 109.5% of the Medicare rate, according to a proposed rule amendment filed Friday with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Moves to Add Safer Opioids to Formulary 11/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In what’s being described as a significant change to its prescription drug formulary, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing modifications that would a...Read More
 
 

Bills Have Different Standards for PTSD Coverage 11/17/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 909 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Democrats have introduced dueling bills that would allow first responders to receive workers' compensation benefits in mental-mental claims for injuries such as PTSD, but the measures have differing evidentiary standards. ...Read More
 
 

Bureau Proposes Amendments to Rules on WCAB Appeals, Treatment Guidelines 11/16/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has proposed amendments to rules relating to appeals at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and procedures for updating medical treatment guidelines.  ...Read More
 
 

Bar Association's Work Comp Section Raises $11K for Food Bank 11/15/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section donated the proceeds of its recent charity golf event to a food bank at its Thursday meeting, the group announced Monday ...Read More
 
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