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Bullock Replaced Board Members as State Fund Sued 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Steve Bullock replaced two members of the Montana State Fund board on Nov. 17, the same day MSF filed suit against the state to block a 3% investment management fee to help balance the state budget, ...Read More

BWC Formulary Proposal Is Big News for Opioid Maker 11/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that makes two opioid drugs that are administered by applying a patch to the inside of the cheek is touting the potential addition of its products to Ohio’s workers’ compensation drug formulary. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Coverage for Post-Needle Stick Treatment 11/22/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would require workers’ compensation insurance to cover treatment to prevent illness following a worker’s on-the-job exposure to blood-borne disease is moving forward in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More

Bill Allowing Treatment by PT Assistant Sent to Governor 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill approved by the New York Legislature that would allow physical therapist assistants to treat injured workers has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a signature. ...Read More

Bill Would Increase Judges' Initial Term to 6 Years 11/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill filed last week in the Florida Legislature would increase the initial term of office for a workers’ compensation judge to six years, rather than the current initial term of four years. ...Read More

Business Group Urging Lawmakers to Reform Comp 11/22/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Greater Louisville Inc., the city’s chamber of commerce, has made workers’ compensation reform one of its legislative priorities for 2018. ...Read More

BWC Joins Fight Against Firefighter Cancer Risks 11/22/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the State Fire Marshal’s Office have joined forces to educate firefighters about on-the-job cancer risks and safety resources available through their agencies. ...Read More

BWC Asks Lawmaker Panel to Lower Inpatient Reimbursement Rate 11/21/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 411 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation would reimburse for most hospital inpatient services at 109.5% of the Medicare rate, according to a proposed rule amendment filed Friday with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. ...Read More

BWC Moves to Add Safer Opioids to Formulary 11/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 602 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In what’s being described as a significant change to its prescription drug formulary, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing modifications that would a...Read More

Bills Have Different Standards for PTSD Coverage 11/17/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1040 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Florida Democrats have introduced dueling bills that would allow first responders to receive workers' compensation benefits in mental-mental claims for injuries such as PTSD, but the measures have differing evidentiary standards. ...Read More
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