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Bill Would Open Up Ability to Choose IME Doctor for 2nd Exam to All Workers 12/14/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
New Hampshire state senators plan to introduce a bill that would allow injured workers to obtain a second independent medical exam from a doctor of their choosing if they’re dissatisfied with the results of the first exam, which is performed by doctor chosen by their employer or its insuran...Read More

Board Updates List of Providers Authorized to Help Injured Workers 12/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has added 80 medical personnel to its list of providers authorized to treat injured workers, and removed 87 others who had been authorized to render treatment or conduct independent medical examinations. ...Read More

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 | 1652 | 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 | 560 | 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 | 238 | 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 | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
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 | 299 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
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 | 1123 | 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 | 181 | 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 | 246 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
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
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