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Lawmaker to Keep Pushing Attorney Fee Cap Bill 02/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
Despite opposition from the business community, a Republican lawmaker says he will continue to push his House Bill 7009, which caps claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes 'Fix' After Court Ruling Against Employers 02/06/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
A Wisconsin Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to “fix” statutory language that allows temporary workers to sue their temporary employers for negligence if they choose not to file a workers' compensation claim. ...Read More

Labor Committee Passes Bill to Limit Physician Dispensing, Lower Reimbursement 02/02/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 227 min read
A policy committee in the Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would restrict physician dispensing and lower the reimbursement rate paid for prescription drugs. ...Read More

Labor Department, Governor's Office Holding Work Comp Conference in August 02/02/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry and Gov. Steve Bullock are presenting a workers’ compensation and safety conference in August. ...Read More

Lack of Affirmative Pneumoconiosis Diagnosis Doesn't Prevent Miner From Receiving Benefits 02/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a longtime coal miner was entitled to an award of black lung benefits, even though no doctor has affirmatively diagnosed him with pneumoconiosis. ...Read More

Laser Device Cleared for Treating Neck, Shoulder Pain 01/31/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Multi Radiance Medical’s MR4 laser technology for treatment of neck and shoulder pain, the company ...Read More

Lumbar Spine MRI Audit Plan Finalized 01/31/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has approved a Lumbar Spine Magnetic Resonance Imaging Plan-Based Audit to evaluate the appropriateness of a doctor’s decision and record-keeping ...Read More

Lawmakers to Mull Cancer Presumption, Appeal Bills 01/30/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Proposed legislation in Tennessee would give firefighters a rebuttable cancer presumption, while another bill would allow the state Supreme Court to avoid appeals until after they are addressed by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Address Violence Against Medical Professionals 01/29/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A pair of Alaska lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill that would allow police officers to arrest patients who assault staff at health care facilities and creates sentencing enhancements for crimes against medical professionals. ...Read More

Legislation Would Give EquityComp 'Regulatory Certainty' 01/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
Following a legal battle in California over its EquityComp insurance program, Applied Underwriters is now seeking legislation in several states to provide what it calls greater regulatory certainty regarding the product. ...Read More
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