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Workers' Compensation News

BWC May Extend Pilot Program on Treatment Reimbursement 06/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has proposed extending through 2019 a pilot program that allows for more flexibility on treatment authorization during a claim's first two months. The program allows managed care organizations to approve requests for reimbursement of a...Read More

Bevin Appoints Two ALJs to Dept. of Workers' Claims 06/01/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed two Bowling Green attorneys as administrative law judges within the Department of Workers’ Claims, the department announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Berkshire Rebrands Direct Comp Offering 05/31/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 863 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A unit of Berkshire Hathaway that sells workers’ compensation insurance directly to customers online is moving forward under a new name — biBerk, short for Business Insurance Berkshire Hathaway. ...Read More

Bureau of Workers' Compensation Finalizes Three Rule Changes 05/31/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has finalized revisions to three rules that deal with payment for outpatient medication, payment for outpatient medication by a self-insuring employer, and the state’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. ...Read More

Bay Area Doctor Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison After Patient Overdoses 05/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Bay Area doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and running a pill mill out of her Los Gatos pain management clinic, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office ...Read More

BWC Proposes Deletions, Additions and Changes to Formulary 05/24/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing several changes to its outpatient drug formulary, Rule 4123-6-21.3. ...Read More

Benefit Decreases to Follow Drop in Average Weekly Wage 05/23/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A decline in state average weekly wage will cause a decrease in maximum benefits for workers injured on or after July 1, the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division said in a notice last week. ...Read More

Business Representative Appointed to Advisory Council 05/23/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Raymond A. Peters, vice president of human resources and marketing for RoyOMartin, has been appointed to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. ...Read More

Bill Would Allow Employers to Nix Compounded-Drug Payment 05/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill introduced Thursday would allow employers to refuse to pay for compounded drugs that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  ...Read More

Bill Allowing Claimants to Record IMEs Passes, Will Be Repealed in Two Years 05/22/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill permitting claimants to record and bring a chaperone to employer-ordered medical exams for the next two years is on its way to the governor's desk. ...Read More
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