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Workers' Compensation News


IMR Upheld 91.6% of UR Decisions in 2016 07/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More than nine out of every 10 treatment denials were affirmed by the independent medical review process created by Senate Bill 863, the Department of Industrial Relations said in a report published Thursday. ...Read More

Insurance Carrier Can Be Reimbursed for Firefighter's Cancer Treatments 07/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the health insurance provider for a cancer-stricken firefighter was entitled to full reimbursement for the bills it had paid for the firefighter’s medical treatment. ...Read More

IAIABC Releases Updated Guide to Data Reporting Standards 07/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has released its updated guide to data reporting standards.  ...Read More

ICA Soliciting Input on Process for Streamlining Treatment Authorization 07/12/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is seeking public input on ways to streamline authorization of medical treatment requests. The commis...Read More

Investigators: Man Got Comp Insurers to Pay $150K for Nonexistent Companies 07/11/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 516 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State investigators accuse a Raleigh man of orchestrating an elaborate scheme in which he got two insurance companies to pay him more than $150,000 in workers' compensation benefits on behalf of employers who did not exist, ...Read More

Insurance Agent Accused of Double-Dipping in $233,000 Scam 07/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 682 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a Lake Stevens man who claimed he was too disabled to work while running his own insurance agency has been charged with felony theft in a $233,000 workers’ compensation scam. ...Read More

Insurers Say Preauthorization for All Compounds Would Reduce Friction 07/10/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proposed amendments that would require all compounded medications to undergo preauthorization would reduce the number of disputes over medical necessity, the Insurance Council of Texas said Friday. ...Read More

Insurance Department Sends Assessment Notices 07/05/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Department of Insurance on Monday sent assessment notices to carriers licensed to operate in the state. The department is assessing ca...Read More
Insurance Commissioner Approves 8.46% Rate Decrease 06/29/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 295 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Workers' compensation rates will decrease by an average of 8.46% in October, saving Wisconsin employers $170 million, the state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday. A committee of actuaries from the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau, which recommends workers' compens...Read More

Insurers, Providers Square Off Over Dispute-Resolution Rule Challenge 06/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A proposed rule that would allow the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts is shaping up into a battle between insurers and medical providers.  ...Read More
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