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DIA Sets New Average Weekly Wage 10/04/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The average weekly wage used for determining workers’ compensation benefits in Massachusetts is $1,338.05, effective Oct. 1. The rate for temporary and total disability benefits is 60%, with a minimum of $267.61 and a maximum of $1,338.05. For permanent and total disability benefits...Read More
 
 

DWC Extending Emergency Rules for Provider Suspensions 10/03/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1771 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is keeping in place until January emergency regulations governing the suspension of providers and practitioner...Read More
 
 

Drugmakers Detail Barriers to Developing Non-Opioid Pain Meds 10/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A non-opioid drug that can help reduce or eliminate the need for opioids after surgery is not used as often as it could be because of Medicare’s method of reimbursement, a drug company official said. ...Read More
 
 

Dead Player's Fiancee Sues NFL After CTE Finding 10/02/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The day that an autopsy report revealed Aaron Hernandez had a severe degenerative brain disorder associated with repetitive head trauma, his fiancee sued the National Football League for negligence. ...Read More
 
 

Democratic Senators Say Board Overstepped Authority on Impairment Guidelines 09/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 682 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two leading state Senate Democrats said they are “very concerned” that the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board’s draft impairment guidelines will cut worker benefits and not improve medical outcomes. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Adjusts DMEPOS Fee Schedule After Medicare Update 09/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday that it has adjusted the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule. The division said the changes conform to fourth-quarter 2017 changes in the Medi...Read More
 
 

Diagnostic Services Unrelated to Accepted Conditions Aren't Compensable 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that diagnostic services are not compensable if they are not necessitated by the accepted conditions of a worker’s claim. ...Read More
 
 

Discount and Interest Rates Increased 1.91% 09/28/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Texas Department of Insurance’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has set the discount and interest rates under the Workers’ Compensation Act for the final quarter of 2017 at 4.8%, up from the current rate of 4.71%, an increase of 1.91%. ...Read More
 
 

Decrease in Frequency Fueling Rate Reductions, Analysts Say 09/27/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As workers’ comp rate decreases recommended by the nation’s main rate-maker swell into the double digits in several states, some are explaining the phenomenon with a single word: frequency. ...Read More
 
 

DLIR Resurrects Proposed Rules for Electronic Submission of Treatment Plans 09/27/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations scheduled an Oct. 26 hearing to gather testimony on proposed rules that would allow medical service providers to submit treatment plans electronically. ...Read More
 
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