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Workers' Compensation News

Commission Posts Pending Medical Fee Schedule Rule 11/22/2006
State: ID | Segment: Regulatory | 792 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted its proposed version of a medical fee schedule, which still needs action by state lawmakers before it becomes effective. Commission spokesman Steve Raeder explained that the proposal is the current version of the schedule drafted and submitted for pu...Read More
Calif. DWC Announces Employer Assessments 11/21/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2611 min read
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Monday posted on its Web site the 2007 assessment rates paid by employers to a variety of funds that pay for administrative costs. Senate Bill 899, passed in 2004, increased from 20% to 100% the amount of costs borne by insured and self-...Read More
Claims Processor Charged with Stealing 11/21/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 79 | 0
An insurance company employee and two men in New Jersey have been charged with conspiracy and theft for their roles in a $19,000 insurance claim check scam, the state attorney general's office announced. Lisa M. Gordon, formerly Lisa Fitzpatrick, 35, of Jackson, N.J., was charged with thi...Read More
Calif. DWC Contracts for Paperless WC Court System 11/20/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
California regulators plan to transform the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board into a paperless court system, where all documents would be stored as electronic images that can be assessed through the Internet by authorized users. The Division of Workers' Compensation on Nov. 13 entered ...Read More
Calif. 4th: Parent Company Not Held to Answer for Safety 11/20/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 202 | 0
A parent corporation is not responsible for the working conditions at its subsidiary's worksite, the California 4th District Court of Appeal ruled in an injured worker's tort action. The court affirmed a San Bernardino Superior Court's order dismissing the Sullivan International Group from...Read More
Conference Urges Adoption of New Market Conduct Law 11/20/2006
State: NA | Segment: Regulatory | 174 | 0
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has reasserted the need for a "modernized market conduct surveillance system" by adopting a model act that would establish uniformity of market conduct oversight. The "Market Conduct Surveillance Model Law" adopted by the conference...Read More
Commission Offices Will Close Thursday and Friday 11/20/2006
State: MD | Segment: Regulatory | 18 | 0
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission announced that commission and other state offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The commission reported it will resume business at 8 a.m. Monday. Source: Maryland Workers' Compensatio...Read More
Coalition America, Navigant Develop Fee Schedule 11/20/2006
State: GA | Segment: Business | 9 | 0
Coalition America, which provides medical claims savings services to insurer networks, has formed a partnership with Navigant Consulting, which trades at NYSE:NCI, to develop a reimbursement fee schedule for physician services and hospital in-patient and out-patient medical encounters. Coa...Read More
Critics Hope Resignations Bring Change to State Fund 11/17/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 994 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The recent resignations of two State Compensation Insurance Fund directors may give state lawmakers and the governor a chance to make long-needed changes to the governance structure of the board, industry observers said Thursday. "What I am hoping is that someone goes to the Legislature a...Read More
Calif. 5th: No 'Coming and Going' Exception from Housing 11/17/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 911 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employee living in employer-secured housing is not covered by workers' compensation while "going and coming" to and from a place of employment in all but exceptional circumstances, the California 5th District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday. The court, in an opinion not certified for p...Read More
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