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BWC Issues Reminder About New Fee Schedule Rules 02/23/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 104 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation medical fee schedule rules take effect on Sunday, and the Bureau has produced a bullet-point summary to help explain the changes. The fee schedule rules are effective for services rendered on or after Sunday, regardless of injury date....Read More

BWC Marks More Progress in Reducing Opioid Dependence 02/23/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The number of injured workers who depend on opioids has declined 19% in Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, the sixth year in a row that the number has fallen since the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation adopted a formulary.  ...Read More

Bill Proposes Permanent Extension to Deadline for Safety Worker Death Benefit Claims 02/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 623 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The incoming leader of the California Senate introduced a bill that would make permanent an extended deadline for dependents of police officers and firefighters to file claims for death benefits the Legislature approved in 2014. ...Read More

Bills to Limit Opioid Prescribing Advance as Concerns Linger 02/20/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Legislation that would impose a three-day opioid prescribing limit for treatment of acute pain is moving forward in the Florida Legislature, despite concerns that it doesn’t give doctors enough flexibility to treat patients with a traumatic injury or who are undergoing a major surgery. ...Read More

Bill to Create Appellate Court Clears Senate 02/20/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A long-gestating proposal to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia has gained approval in the West Virginia Senate. ...Read More

BWC Looks to Review Rules on PPD Application Procedures 02/16/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has posted a notice of intent to review three rules on claim procedures.  The rules would implem...Read More

Bill Proposing Penalty Waiver for Uninsured Employers Going to Governor 02/16/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 188 min read
Both chambers of the Utah Legislature approved a bill that would allow the Division of Industrial Accidents to waive or reduce some penalties assessed to employers operating without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Board Recommends Disbarment of Lawyer Who Pocketed Settlement Checks 02/15/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A disciplinary board is recommending disbarment of a Columbus lawyer who it says cashed clients’ workers’ compensation settlement checks and spent the money on personal expenses. ...Read More

Boyd & Jenerette Names Chairs of Work Comp Practice Group 02/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Florida-based law firm Boyd & Jenerette has appointed shareholders Benford Samuels and Glen McClary as the co-chairs of its Florida workers’ compensation practice group. ...Read More

Bill to Impose Penalties on Employers Nears Final Vote in Legislature 02/15/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A bill that would impose penalties on Indiana employers who don’t make timely workers’ compensation benefit payments moved closer to final passage this week. ...Read More
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