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Workers' Compensation News

Inpatient DRG and Trauma Services Fee Schedules Updated 05/26/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 1054 | 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 | 354 | 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 | 813 | 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

Illegal Opioid Prescribing Leads to Prison for Albion Doctor 05/19/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 644 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A family practice doctor in Albion, Michigan, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for illegally prescribing opioids and committing health care fraud. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Asks 3rd DCA to Revisit Ruling on Apportionment to Genetic Condition 05/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 886 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured police officer is asking the 3rd District Court of Appeal to revisit its decision finding that his permanent disability from a neck injury could be apportioned to account for genetics. ...Read More
Interpreters See Victory in Failed Court Case 05/10/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1858 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court decision dismissing a constitutional challenge to the lien declaration provisions in Senate Bill 1160 was not a complete loss, according to one of the plaintiffs in the case. While interpreters were unable to persuade the 1st District Court of Appeals in Sacra...Read More

Industrial Accidents Division Issues Reminder on Restorative Services Payments 05/08/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Division of Industrial Accidents published a reminder that providers of restorative services are eligible for reimbursement for up to seven procedures. ...Read More

Injured Teacher Can Collect TTD, Sabbatical Benefits and Be Paid More Than AWW 05/04/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 387 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled last week that an injured public school teacher was entitled to collect temporary total disability benefits while on sabbatical leave, even though that resulted in her receiving more money than she had been making while working. ...Read More

Issue of Payment for Pot Goes to State Supreme Court 05/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to weigh in on the question of whether workers’ comp payers should be required to reimburse the state’s injured workers for medical marijuana. ...Read More
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