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Workers' Compensation News


Inconsistent Testimony of Medical Expert Made Directed Verdict Inappropriate 03/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Array | 71 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned a directed verdict in favor of an employer on the compensability of a worker’s back injury, saying a jury needed to resolve the inconsistencies in the testimony of the medical expert. ...Read More

ICA Proposes Rules, Form for Pre-Authorization Process 03/20/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 243 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona has proposed adopting a form that providers would be required to use when requesting authorization to treat injured workers. ...Read More

Insure Tech Companies Warned Not to Cut Regulatory Corners 03/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
LAS VEGAS — Insurance technology startups are under tremendous pressure to grow, and that sometimes leads to cutting corners when it comes to regulatory compliance, an attorney and former insurance regulator said on Friday. ...Read More

Inconsistencies Between Worker's Statements and Evidence Weren't Fatal to Claim 03/16/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a security guard for her injuries after she fainted while at work, despite the inconsistencies between her claimed medical and employment history and the documentary evidence. ...Read More

Impact of Reforms, Formulary on This Year's Research Agenda 03/16/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 194 min read
Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has adopted a seven-point research agenda for 2018 that includes looking at the impact on injured worker outcomes and the state’s workers’ comp prescription drug formulary. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Hoping to Avoid Another Round of Rules Review 03/13/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 336 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is hoping to avoid another legislative review of its rules next year, after having gone through three years of intense scrutiny in an exhaustive review process that concluded in 2014. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Audit Guidelines 03/12/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website guidelines for 2018 audits. The commission conducts periodic audits to ensure that carriers ...Read More

ICW Group Writing Comp in Five Additional States 03/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
ICW Group Insurance Cos. has started writing workers’ compensation insurance in five additional states: Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Seeks Ouster of Chief ALJ 03/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WV | Segment: Top | 634 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The West Virginia Industrial Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to remove Rebecca Roush, chief administrative law judge in the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges, based on accusations that she displayed hostile conduct toward employees and behaved unprofessionally with other...Read More

Industrial Commission Holds Public Hearing on Opioid Guideline Proposal 03/05/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 246 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission held a public meeting Friday to receive feedback on the opioid-prescribing guidelines it has been working on since last year.   ...Read More
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