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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.