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Formulary Rules Approved for Jan. 1 Implementation 12/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1812 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Even though California regulators revised prescription drug formulary rules twice before adopting a final version that takes effect Jan. 1, uncertainty about how the workers’ compensation system will adapt to the changes leaves open the possibility of more revisions in the future ...Read More
 
 

Forklift Emissions Lead to Citations for Farm Supply Store 12/11/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A home and farm supply center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is facing proposed fines of $14,000 after state safety inspectors allegedly found elevated carbon monoxide levels at the facility due to emissions from improperly maintained forklifts. ...Read More
 
 

Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 524 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 117 min read
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFL...Read More
 
 

Formulary Finalized, but Treatment Guidelines Shunned 12/05/2017
State: AR | Segment: Top | 635 | 0 | Popular with Other | 14 min read
Arkansas has finalized its workers’ compensation drug formulary and will become the first state to adopt one without evidence-based treatment guidelines, officials said Monday. ...Read More
 
 

Farmworker Ordered to Pay $3,500 in Restitution for Failing to Disclose Prior Injuries 12/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 944 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A farmworker who failed to disclose two previous back injuries during an exam with a qualified medical evaluator was ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution, perform 160 hours of community service and placed on probation for three years, according to investigative firm Probe Information Services....Read More
 
 

Formal Rules on Compounds and Telemedicine Going Forward Next Month 11/30/2017
State: TX | Segment: Top | 928 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is on track to release formal rule-making proposals next month on preauthorization for all compounded drugs and to allow billing for telemedicine services. ...Read More
 
 

Fee Award Warranted for Assistance of Counsel in Getting Settlement Set Aside 11/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court upheld a worker’s entitlement to an award of $3,800 in attorney fees for the assistance of her attorney in getting a prior settlement of a comp claim set aside. ...Read More
 
 

Fraud Update On Tap for Next CHSWC Meeting 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Commissioners of California’s labor-management advisory panel will hear a brief on fraud-fighting efforts during their next meeting Dec. 15 in Oakland. ...Read More
 
 

Former Commissioner Narrows Discrimination Lawsuit 11/28/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The attorney for a former Iowa workers’ compensation commissioner who alleges then-Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against him because he is gay has narrowed the scope of his lawsuit  and plans to take it to trial next year. ...Read More
 
 

Firefighter Had Been Denied Fair Hearing on Disability Retirement 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a firefighter was entitled to a new hearing on her entitlement to disability retirement benefits because she had been denied a fair hearing the first time around. ...Read More
 
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