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New York Now No. 1 in Comp Costs; Calif. Ranks 2nd 10/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — New York has dethroned California as the most costly workers’ compensation system in the nation, according to a preliminary ranking by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services released this morning. California dropped to No. 2 in the bie...Read More

Networks Now Treating 50% of New Claims as Costs Fall 10/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The percentage of new claims filed within Texas medical networks ticked up since last year and now represent exactly 50%. The cost o...Read More

Nurse Practitioner Sentenced in $1.4M Compounding Scheme 10/01/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner and former owner of a family health clinic was sentenced to 42 months in prison for her role in a compounding-pharmacy scheme that netted nearly $1.4 million from Tricare and other payers. ...Read More

No Additional SEBs for Worker Unable to Link Disabling Mental Condition to Work Injury 10/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker failed to prove her entitlement to additional supplemental earning benefits because she could not prove that her disabling mental condition was related to a prior work-related injury. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Benefits to Firefighter for Alleged PTSD 09/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 195 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a firefighter was not entitled to a duty disability pension, since he failed to link his psychological condition to distress from responding to a call to aid a police officer who had a fatal heart attack. ...Read More

NCCI: No Evidence That ACA Reduced Claims Filed on Mondays 09/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 629 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance said it found no evidence that the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of workers’ compensation claims filed on Mondays. ...Read More

NJCRIB Announces New Fines for Late Submissions 09/20/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has revised its fines for late financial data submissions, the agency announced Wednesday. ...Read More

NYCIRB's Transformation Into 'Thought Leader' Welcomed by Stakeholders 09/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board’s two-year effort to transform itself into “an objective and trusted thought leader” for the state’s workers’ comp system is being deemed a success by stakeholders who are often on opposite sides of issues. ...Read More

New Rules Forbid Selective Editing of Surveillance Video 09/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
No more selective editing of surveillance video of injured workers. That’s one of several new ...Read More

NJCRIB Files for 5.3% Rate Decrease 09/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has submitted a filing to the Department of Banking and Insurance seeking a 5.3% decrease in the overall premium and rate level, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More
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