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New Form Makes it Easier to Add Non-Employer Info on Hearing Requests 06/28/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Michigan has revised its application form for mediation and hearing requests to make it easier to list additional parties involved in the case. ...Read More

New Data on Health Insurance Coverage May Fan Fears of Cost-Shifting 06/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A growing number of workers are enrolled in high-deductible health insurance policies, even though many may not be able to afford the deductible payment, according to a news report that could add to nervousness about cost-shifting to workers’ comp. ...Read More
NCCI Circular Addresses New Reporting Requirements for Large-Deductible Policies 06/27/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has issued a circular explaining new reporting requirements for large-deductible policies in Nevada that go into effect Sunday. The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is requiring carriers to report large-deductible policies in which the...Read More

Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in $1.4 Million Compounding Scheme 06/20/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A nurse practitioner in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to prescribing unnecessary compounded drugs and defrauding insurance programs of almost $1.4 million, authorities announced. ...Read More

New Reimbursement Manuals Not Available Because Fee Schedules Weren't Approved 06/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
If you're looking for new reimbursement manuals that detail changes in Florida's medical fee schedules, don't bother, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation said this week. ...Read More

No Intoxication Defense for Employer 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that an employer could not avail itself of the statutory presumption that a gin worker’s accident was caused by intoxication from marijuana use, since it could not prove how a urine sample was obtained for drug testing. ...Read More

New Opioid Drug Designed to Treat Back Pain Without Producing High 06/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A San Francisco-based drug company has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of a new opioid that it says treats back pain without causing euphoria, thereby decreasing the chance of abuse. ...Read More

New Bill Seen as Compromise; Would Set Up Opioid-Only Formulary 06/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A bill promoted by the Massachusetts governor earlier this year that would have created an extensive workers' compensation formulary has morphed into a measure that would restrict only opioid-based medications. ...Read More

No Benefits for Train Conductor Assaulted by Passenger 06/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a train conductor was not entitled to benefits for her injuries from an assault by a passenger looking for a free ride. ...Read More

New Forms for Updated Claimants' Rates Now Available 06/12/2018
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
New forms that reflect updated claimants' rates are now available at the Vermont Department of Labor's website, the department announced this week.  ...Read More
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