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House Labor Committee Recommends PTD Increase 03/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The House Committee on Business and Labor has recommended that the chamber pass, with amendments, a measure to increase workers' compensation benefits for people with a permanent tota...Read More

House Resolutions Seek Review of Medical Issues 03/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Hawaii lawmaker introduced a pair of resolutions that would require the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to outline plans to increase payments to providers, and requesting the state auditor to measure the costs of medical bill review. ...Read More

House Committee Readies for Hearings on Formulary, Benefit Denial Bills 03/14/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Business and Labor Committee of Montana’s House of Representatives is gearing up for hearings on bills that would disallow benefits for workers who make false statements, allow the Department of Labor and Industry to adopt a prescription drug formulary, and modify air ambulance billing ...Read More

House Democrats Push for State Fund 03/13/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Amid a long-simmering budget fight centering on workers' compensation and pension reform, Illinois House Democrats are pushing a bill to create a state fund. ...Read More

HB 296 Battle of Op-Eds Creates 'Misleading' Statements All Around 03/10/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The sponsor of a Kentucky workers' compensation reform bill has written a letter to the editor criticizing the Fraternal Order of Police for making "misleading" statements about his bill. ...Read More
Health Care Data Nonprofit Unveils Benchmarking Tool 03/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
FAIR Health, a nonprofit health care data analytics firm, has released a benchmarking tool to use in the comparison of health care costs. FH Episodes of Care Benchmarks provides infor...Read More

Health Care Services Board to Meet March 18 03/09/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents' Health Care Services Board's next meeting is scheduled for March 18, the board announced in a notice. ...Read More

House Passes Bill Authorizing New DLIR Positions 03/08/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to increase the number of full-time employees in its Disability Compensation Division to assist with the enforcement of workers’ compensation laws. ...Read More
House Approves Expanding MLAC Terms, Easing Self-Insurance Rules 03/02/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon House of Representatives on Wednesday passed bills that would extend the term limits for members of the Management-Labor Advisory Committee and make it easier for public employers to create self-insurance programs. ...Read More

HomeCare Connect Offers Telehealth Services 03/01/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
HomeCare Connect, which manages home health care for injured workers in catastrophic cases, is integrating telehealth into its services. The teleh...Read More
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