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Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to State Attorney Fee Schedule 12/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals rejected an attorney’s constitutional challenge to the state’s limitations on fees payable to counsel for injured workers. ...Read More

Carrier May Owe Coverage for Worker's Psyche Injury From Armed Robbery 12/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that an insurance policy’s coverage exceptions did not get the carrier off the hook for potential liability to a business owner who owes $835,700 to a former employee for her psychological distress after she was robbed at work. ...Read More

Commission Narrowly Rejects Increased Medical Reimbursements 12/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission voted 5-4 on Wednesday to defeat a proposal that would have raised medical reimbursements on evaluation and management services by 30%. ...Read More

Commission to Vote on Raising Some Medical Fees by 30% 12/20/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission will vote today on whether to increase by 30% physician reimbursements for evaluation and management services, a move that could partially undo a cost-cutting measure signed in 2011 by a Democratic governor. ...Read More

Court Overturns JCC's Rejection of Employer's Major Contributing Cause Defense 12/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that an employer established that a worker’s arthritis was the major contributing cause of the need for knee surgery, and that the employer had not lost the ability to raise a major contributing cause defense to the worker’s claim. ...Read More

CMS Award of WCRC Contract Withstands Protests 12/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A protest to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ contract award for a new workers’ compensation review contractor has been denied. ...Read More

Court Overturns Award for Worker With Lung Injuries 12/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court overturned an award of benefits to a worker with asbestos-related lung injuries, finding he had failed to prove his condition had caused him a loss of earning capacity after he decided to end his retirement and re-enter the labor market. ...Read More

Court Seeking New Electronic Data Interchange Vendor 12/20/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Court has issued a request for proposals and is looking for a vendor that will provide electronic data interchange (EDI) claims system services. ...Read More

Carlyle Group to Acquire MedRisk 12/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in MedRisk, a provider of physical medicine solutions to the workers’ compensation industry. ...Read More

Claims Specialist Accused of Improperly Accessing Files 12/19/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Office of the Inspector General has alleged that a claims service specialist with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation improperly accessed claimants’ files for an attorney with whom she had a personal relationship. ...Read More
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