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Insurers Welcome Preauthorization for All Compounds, Citing Lack of Efficacy 06/20/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 576 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The practice of slipping multi-thousand-dollar tubes of pain cream past Texas workers' comp insurers will become much more difficult under proposed rules to require preauthorization for all compounds. ...Read More
 
 

Insurance Department Proposes Amending Reinsurance Rules to Adopt NAIC Model Reg 06/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Insurance is proposing incorporating a National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ model regulation into state rules governing reinsurance. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Moves Forward on ASC-Challenged Rule 06/16/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 625 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is moving forward with an amendment to its ambulatory surgical center (ASC) fee schedule that was challenged by medical providers years ago. ...Read More
 
 

Insurers Can No Longer Offset PTD Payments for Workers Getting Retirement Benefits 06/15/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 524 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A law passed by the Minnesota Legislature in reaction to a pair of state Supreme Court decisions will boost permanent total disability benefits for some injured workers and allow insurers that pay on time to receive relief from the state’s Special Compensation Fund. ...Read More
 
 

Insurers Reportedly Moving to Quash Bad-Faith Claims 06/13/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurers will ask the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council to recommend legislation limiting the ability of injured workers to sue over bad-faith dealings. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Seeks Comments on Changes to Notice Rules, Medical Fees 06/08/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission is soliciting testimony on possible changes to regulations defining how benefits are calculated and paid, as well as annual medical fee schedule updates, prior to the start of a formal rule-making process. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Caregiver Can Bring Tort Claim Against Patient 06/02/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 680 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week that an in-home caregiver has a potential tort remedy from a patient if injured while performing job duties. ...Read More
 
 
Interim Rules Committee to Consider Fee Schedule Update 06/02/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
South Dakota's labor department has proposed updating the conversion factors in its workers' compensation fee schedule to comport with the 2017 version of Optum360's "Relative Values for Physicians" manual.  An interim rules committee hearing on the proposed cha...Read More
 
 

Insurance Executive: State Is a 'Catastrophic Debacle' 05/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 906 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Not only are Illinois lawmakers not willing to lower workers’ compensation costs, but Democrats are pushing measures that would place price controls on premiums and put the state in the insurance business, reform advocates said Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Construction Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claims Against Homeowner 05/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1118 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker could proceed with his claims for violation of the Labor Law and negligence against a residential homeowner who allegedly failed to protect the worker from falling from a balcony. ...Read More
 
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