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Workers' Compensation News


Insurers Reportedly Moving to Quash Bad-Faith Claims 06/13/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 438 | 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 | 386 | 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 | 679 | 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 | 383 | 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 | 902 | 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 | 1117 | 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
Inpatient DRG and Trauma Services Fee Schedules Updated 05/26/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 1051 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court has updated the fee schedules for inpatient hospital diagnostic related group and inpatient hospital trauma services. Previously unavailable information was provided by CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, the agency s...Read More
IWCC Announces Realignment of Arbitrator Docket 05/23/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 350 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced that it is changing docket assignments for two arbitrators, effective July 1. Arbitrator Jessica Hegarty will be moving from Zone 6, which covers Elgin, Geneva and Wheaton, to Zone 5, which covers Rockford, Waukegan and Woodsto...Read More

Increased Use of Network a Key Driver in Moderating Medical Costs 05/22/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 812 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ORLANDO, Fla. — The increased use of network physicians to treat injured workers is a leading factor to explain why workers’ compensation medical costs throughout the country have moderated in recent years, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s proje...Read More

In Legislature's Final Hours, Lawmaker Urges Constituents to Call About PTSD Bill 05/22/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With the state's legislative session down to its final hours — it adjourns at midnight tonight — Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, is urging Minnesotans to tell their House representatives to pass SF 1293. ...Read More
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