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BWC Amends Physician Rules, Effective Jan. 1 12/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Doctors who take on extra work as an injured worker’s “treatment team leader” and submit to “enhanced provider outcome measurements” will be awarded incentives under a new rule that takes effect Monday. ...Read More

BWC Names Nicholas Trego Director of PBM Program 12/20/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has named Nicholas Trego the director of its pharmacy benefits program.  ...Read More

Board Moves to Ban Weapons at Facilities, Allow Phone Conferencing 12/20/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is moving toward electronic filing, banning weapons at its facilities and allowing judges to conduct conferences by phone. ...Read More

Board Adopts Updated Reference Materials for Fee Schedule 12/19/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board has amended its medical fee regulations to include updated reference material.  The boa...Read More

Bill Would Increase Prison Guards' Weekly PPD Payments 12/18/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A bill that would make Maryland's state prison guards eligible for higher weekly payments for certain injuries will have its first reading in the Senate's Finance Committee on Jan. 10.  ...Read More

Bill Would Extend Disease Presumption to Correctional Officers 12/18/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A bill that would add correctional officers to the list of public safety workers for whom hypertension, heart disease and certain infectious diseases are presumed to be work-related has been introduced in the Virginia legislature. ...Read More

BWC's Investigative Unit Nets 5 Convictions in November 12/18/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Northeast Ohio workers pleaded guilty in November to defrauding the Bureau of Workers' Compensation by working while receiving benefits, the BWC's special investigations department announced Friday.  ...Read More

Bill Would Permit Fund of Last Resort to Sell Health Insurance 12/15/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Democrats and a Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have introduced for the third time a bill that would allow State Workers’ Insurance Fund to sell health insurance. ...Read More

Bill Would Open Up Ability to Choose IME Doctor for 2nd Exam to All Workers 12/14/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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 | 133 | 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
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