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Bureau Simplifies Rules for Peer Review of Medical Impairment Ratings 02/15/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has proposed a rules change that would give regulators more flexibility over the peer review process for medical impairment ratings, and also announced a...Read More

BWC Proposes Amendments to Fee Schedules, Formulary 02/15/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing March 22 to consider amendments to four rules, including the agency’s fee schedule and drug formulary. ...Read More

Bill Would Increase Weekly Benefit, Cap Duration, Impose Formulary 02/14/2018
State: KY | Segment: Top | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
Nearly a year after workers’ compensation reforms failed to pass the Kentucky Senate, a lawmaker again is making a run at legislation that would mandate a drug formulary, medical treatment guidelines and a 15-year cap on permanent partial disability medical benefits. ...Read More

Board Adds and Removes Authorized Medical Providers 02/14/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board has removed 85 providers and added 62 on the list of those authorized to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations (IMEs). ...Read More

Board Properly Excluded Expert's Opinion 02/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a medical expert’s failure to comply with the provisions governing independent medical examination properly resulted in his opinion being excluded from consideration by the Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Bill on Mental Injury Presumption Goes Before Subcommittee 02/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The House Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a PTSD presumption bill today. The meeting will be f...Read More
Bill Would Add Cancers to Firefighter Presumption Law 02/09/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
A panel of Virginia lawmakers late Thursday considered legislation that would provide firefighters with more of a cancer presumption. The The House Appropriations’ Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee had not posted any votes on the bill by WorkCompCentral’s dead...Read More

Bill Would Beef Up Information-Sharing in Fraud Cases 02/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 723 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Legislation was introduced in the California Assembly on Tuesday that would require government agencies to release information on workers’ comp fraud investigations to other agencies when requested. ...Read More

Bill Would Remove Tort Option for Bad-Faith Cases 02/08/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
A proposed bill would force the state Department of Labor and Regulation to decide whether insurers or employers have acted in bad faith, removing the tort option for claimants. ...Read More

BWC Adopts Revisions to Provider Certification Rule 02/07/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Monday finalized amendments to Ohio Administrative Code 412...Read More
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