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NCOIL to Tackle PBM Transparency Issue 02/12/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
A national association of state lawmakers next month will take a close look at how pharmacy benefit managers operate, and one possible outcome is model legislation that would give oversight of PBMs to state insurance commissioners. The National Council of Insurance Legislators, or NCOIL, ...Read More
No Reconsideration of Bike Courier's Request for More Benefits 02/12/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not abuse its discretion in denying a former bicycle courier’s request for reconsideration of its determination that he was not entitled to additional benefits for an accident that took place almost 25 years ago...Read More
New Form Adopted for Settlements 02/12/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has amended Chapter 0800-02-21, Mediation and Hearing Procedures. Rule 0800-02-21-.08 is amended by adding the requirement that a statistical data form is to be used for settlements approved by the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims for c...Read More
National Fraud Fighters Laud Bill to Target Comp Scams 02/09/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The national Coalition Against Insurance Fraud says a bill introduced in Iowa to combat workers’ compensation fraud is “very impressive” because it targets all stakeholders. ...Read More
New and Revised Plain-Language Notices Go Live March 1 02/09/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Workers’ compensation carriers must use new and revised plain-language notices beginning March 1, the Division of Workers’ Compensation says. The agency revised notices PLN-1, PLN-2 and PLN-4 through PLN-12. It created new notices PLN-3a, PLN-3b and PLN-3c. All of the ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Who Failed to Report Unwitnessed Fall 02/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a worker failed to prove his entitlement to benefits for an unwitnessed fall that he did not report to his employer on the day it allegedly occurred. ...Read More

NCOIL Proposes Model Law on Compounds, Physician Dispensing 02/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
A model law being developed by a national organization of state legislators would address what many consider to be two of the biggest issues in workers’ comp pharmacy: physician dispensing and compounded medications. ...Read More

New Rules Proposed to Settle Reimbursement Disputes 02/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has proposed amendments to the rules governing the resolution of reimbursement disputes between carriers and health care providers. ...Read More

Non-Subscribers Must File Two Forms by April 30 02/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted its notice for annual reporting for employers without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Normandy Insurance Hires Field Managers in Two States 02/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 63 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Normandy Insurance Co. has hired Kelly Morton as its Pennsylvania field manager, and Jarrett O’Donnell as field manager in Georgia. ...Read More
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