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Federal Tax Cuts Prompt Proposed Rate Reductions in Five States 04/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1309 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Workers’ comp insurance rates, which have been falling steadily since early 2015, are getting an additional downward push due to the new federal tax law. ...Read More
 
 

Former Judge Criticizes Proposed Nominating Rules 04/23/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 574 min read
The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings will likely have to postpone for a few days its publication of new rules governing the nomination of workers' compensation judges, thanks to the volume of public comments received from one interested party, the chief judge said. ...Read More
 
 

Farmer Can't Sue Insurance Agent for Allegedly Negligent Advice 04/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a farm owner could not state a viable negligence claim against his insurance agent — who happened to be his aunt — for failing to advise him to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Judge Allows Constitutional Challenge to Fee Schedule 04/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A federal judge has cleared the way for a Georgia hospital to continue a constitutional challenge to Kentucky’s hospital fee schedule. J...Read More
 
 

Fee Schedule May Not Make it Past Legislature, Stakeholders Say 04/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 729 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Proposed health care fee schedules released this week by the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation could boost outpatient surgery fees by 27% and raise medical costs by as much as $144 million, an analysis shows. ...Read More
 
 

Fee Schedule Proposal Offers Pay Hike to Anesthesiologists 04/09/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Arizona Industrial Commission will hold a public hearing April 26 to take comment on a proposed annual update to its Physicians' and Pharmaceutical Medical Fee Schedule. ...Read More
 
 

Fee Schedule Update Projected to Increase Costs by $4M 04/09/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Changes to the Healthcare Provider Reimbursement Manual recommended by the Division of Workers’ Compensation will increase system costs by $4 million annually, according to an analysis by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More
 
 

Feds Seek More Time to Determine Restitution in Pacific Hospital Cases 04/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Federal prosecutors are again asking for more time to determine whether conspirators in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach spinal surgery kickback scheme can be ordered to pay restitution to insurance carriers or patients. ...Read More
 
 

Fall Hazards Lead to Another Round of Citations for Roofing Contractor 03/27/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0
A roofing contractor that has been cited for safety violations seven times in the past five years is now facing $133,604 in proposed federal penalties for allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards at a work site in Birmingham, Alabama. ...Read More
 
 

Fair Health Will Again Help With Fee Schedule Update 03/26/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 170 min read
Fair Health has been chosen through a competitive bidding process to help update the Kentucky workers’ compensation fee schedule. Fair He...Read More
 
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