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CWCI Releases Interactive Data Tool for Members 10/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released a new data tool that allows its members to analyze various aspects of claims experience from eight regions in California using data from 2007 to 2016.  ...Read More

Claimants' Attorneys: Proposed Protz Fix Unconstitutional 10/12/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Pennsylvania claimants’ attorneys, including the one who represented Mary Ann Protz in a case that led to the elimination of impairment rating evaluations, said Wednesday that a proposed bill aimed at reinstating IREs is unconstitutional because it contains a retroactive provision. ...Read More

Calculation of AWW Properly Excluded Period of Unemployment 10/12/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s average weekly wage at the time of his industrial injury was properly calculated based on his earnings in the year prior to his injury, divided by the number of weeks he was employed. ...Read More

Court Upholds Apportionment of Schedule Loss of Use to Prior Non-Work Injury 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s schedule loss of use for a knee injury could be apportioned to a prior non-work injury to the same knee. ...Read More

Clinic Operator Accused of Comp Fraud and Identity Theft 10/12/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The operator of a San Antonio physical therapy clinic is accused of attempting to defraud the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, an indictment says. ...Read More

CWCI Posts Formulary Webinar on Website 10/11/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute posted to its website an on-demand version of a webinar exploring proposed formulary regulations that are scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More

CMS' New CRC Contractor Has Experience With Medicare, Student Loans 10/11/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that goes after borrowers who have defaulted on student loans has now been tasked with recovering money from workers’ comp carriers and other payers that owe money to Medicare. ...Read More

Court Revives Appeal by Uninsured Employers' Fund 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived an appeal by the Uninsured Employers’ Fund challenging a judge’s finding as to the liability of an uninsured employer, saying the fund had filed a timely protest. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of TTD and Enhanced PPD for Injured Health Care Worker 10/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a former health care worker was entitled to an award of temporary total disability benefits for a back injury, and that her permanent partial disability benefits were appropriately enhanced due to her inability to return to her old job. ...Read More

CDI Names New Deputy Commissioner of Community Programs 10/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Insurance appointed Amorette Yang to serve as deputy commissioner of community programs and policy initiatives. ...Read More
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