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Medical Advisory Committee Discussing Platelet-Rich Plasma 09/25/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The committee that advises the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on which medical services should be compensable will continue its review of platelet-rich plasma during an Oct. 19 meeting. ...Read More
 
 

Maine Posts Updates to Hospital Fee Schedule 09/18/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has released its updated medical fee schedule, effective Oct. 1. The 605-page ...Read More
 
 

Medical Board Posts FAQ on Mandatory Use of CURES 09/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Medical Board of California posted to its website answers to frequently asked questions about the requirement for providers to consult with the state’s prescription drug-monitoring database when prescribing certain controlled substances. ...Read More
 
 

Move to Abolish OSH Board Could Affect Claims, Attorneys Say 09/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
When Gov. Matt Bevin in July abolished a little-known occupational safety board, a number of Democrats fired off letters, urging that the executive action be rescinded. ...Read More
 
 

Mold Sickness Should Be Considered WC Claims, County Says 09/06/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Some 15 county employees in Spartanburg, South Carolina, have claimed sickness from mold inside a county office building, and they want civil damages to be determined in trial court. ...Read More
 
 

Manhassett Provider Temporarily Suspended 09/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has temporarily suspended a Manhasset doctor’s authorization to treat injured workers within the state workers' compensation system. ...Read More
 
 

Moldy Sheriff's Office Can't Be Fixed While It Remains Evidence in WC Claims 09/04/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A moldy sheriff's office that has led to multiple workers' compensation claims can be fixed, a remediation expert said this week. But for now, the sick building can't be touched because it must be used as evidence in the claims, a compensation court judge has ordered. ...Read More
 
 

Murphy Signs Bill That Raises Attorneys' Fees, Ends Voluntary Tender Practice 08/28/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Two months after it passed the Legislature, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will raise attorneys' fees and change the way insurers make settlement offers to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

MSF Says Lawmakers Abandoned Plan to Shutter Carrier 08/27/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Montana State Fund said lawmakers who have been discussing future plans for the carrier over the summer are no longer exploring the possibility of shutting down it down. ...Read More
 
 
Maximum Benefit to Increase in January 08/27/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission announced a $36 increase in the maximum weekly workers' compensation benefit, starting Jan. 1. The maximum benefit climbed, from $992 for this year, to $1,028, in keeping with state law that stipulates the maximum is 110% of the average weekly ...Read More
 
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