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Health Insurance May Reduce Work Comp ER Visits, Researchers Find 08/30/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 777 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Increasing the number of people with health insurance can drive down workers’ compensation costs by reducing the number of emergency room visits, according to a new study from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. ...Read More

High Court Won't Review Decision Sending Doctor's RFA Through UR/IMR 08/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2099 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board finding that a request for authorization for treatment by a doctor within an employer’s medical provider network is subject to the Labor Code’s utilization review and indepen...Read More

Highway Worker Entitled to PPD Award, Reconsideration of Prior Settlements 08/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with State agency
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals panel ruled that a former highway maintenance worker was entitled to a permanent partial disability award for an injury to his legs, as well as reconsideration of his disability from two prior industrial injuries....Read More

High Court to Hear Issue of Whether Defamation Should Be Compensable 08/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear a case from a disgruntled elections official who argues that defamation and reputation damage should be compensable issues, the Hawaii Tribune He...Read More

High Court to Decide Whether Carrier Properly Commenced Suit Against 3rd Party to Recover Lien 08/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 796 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether a comp carrier could bring a lawsuit against a motorist who was allegedly responsible for causing injuries to an insured’s employee. ...Read More

Hearing Representatives: Lien Declaration Requirement Causes Friction, Litigation 08/09/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2525 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
VAN NUYS, California — Lien claimant hearing representatives sat around a table on Tuesday talking about what one of them called the latest roadblock erected for lien claimants: Labor Code Section 4903.05.  ...Read More
Hockey Team Folds Over Work Comp Costs 08/07/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Danbury's minor league hockey team is ceasing operations after two seasons, citing the high cost of workers' compensation insurance.  Westfair Online rep...Read More

High Court Reinstates Claim Against Carrier, Finding Insufficient Proof of Policy Cancellation 08/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 546 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court reinstated a worker’s claim against a comp carrier, finding the carrier was not entitled to dismissal of the claim because it failed to prove it had canceled the employer’s policy prior to the date of the worker’s accident. ...Read More

High Court to Decide if DWC Has Jurisdiction Over Resident's N.Y. Injury Claim 08/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 687 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review an appellate decision that granted the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation jurisdiction over a state resident's workers' compensation claim, even though he was injured in New York. ...Read More

Health Department Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 07/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Department of Health has released rules governing the prescribing of opioids after more than 25 meetings and conference calls with stakeholders. ...Read More
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