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Manhassett Provider Temporarily Suspended 09/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 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 | 208 | 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 | 262 | 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 | 239 | 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 | 177 | 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

Max Reimbursement for Medical-Only Claims Reaches $2,100 08/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 533 min read
Employers in Oregon next year will be able to pay up to $2,100 per claim for medical costs to avoid loss what otherwise would be applied against their experience modification. ...Read More

Medical Benefit Limit, Formulary on Agenda for Advisory Committee 08/23/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
An advisory committee that is working with state regulators to implement a workers’ compensation reform bill has scheduled a meeting in Frankfort on Aug. 30, and signaled that it is nearing an end to its deliberations on at least one issue. ...Read More

Medicare Secondary-Payer Issues Could Pale Compared to Medicaid, Panel Says 08/22/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
ORLANDO, Florida — If you thought Medicare set-asides and secondary-payer compliance were fun, the party’s only just begun. ...Read More

MakuSafe Moving Forward With Wearable Device to Monitor Workers' Environment 08/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 605 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A startup that has created a wearable device to collect information about working conditions around an employee has raised more than $1.5 million in capital, including funds from EMC Insurance, its largest investor. ...Read More

MSF Grows Surplus by $28 Million 08/20/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Montana State Fund’s surplus increased by more than 5%, to $554.7 million in 2017, according to the carrier’s annual report. ...Read More
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