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New Formulary Draft Puts Additional Squeezes on Opioid Scripts 11/10/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arkansas has pushed back the rollout of its drug formulary and reduced the amount of opioids the formulary will make available. The formulary now...Read More

NCCI Projects Premium Growth, Underwriting Profit for 2017 11/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp net written premiums are expected to hit a record high this year, as private carriers enjoy another year of profitability, according to a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Next Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction Thursday 11/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 841 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The next hearing on a pending preliminary injunction that would prohibit the Division of Workers’ Compensation from staying liens filed by those who aren’t listed on its website will focus on whether the plaintiffs should be required to post a bond. ...Read More

Neuromodulation Society 'Disappointed' With MTUS Update 11/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 949 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North American Neuromodulation Society said in a statement that it is “disappointed” with the California Division of Workers’ Compensation’s decision to move forward with adoption of ...Read More

NCCI: Experience Drives 16.2% Rate Cut for 2018 11/06/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The average severity of workers’ compensation claims is dropping along with the number of claims filed each year, contributing to a 16.2% drop in voluntary loss costs for 2018, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Nicole Bianchi Joins Consolidated Services Group as SVP 11/06/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Consolidated Services Group, a medical claims management company, has hired Nicole Bianchi as senior vice president of medical bill review services. ...Read More

New Treatment Guidelines Take Effect Dec. 1 11/03/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2357 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 157 min read
California’s medical treatment guidelines will get a long-awaited refresh next month when the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s guidelines are officially incorporated to replace recommendations that are, in some cases, 13 years old. ...Read More
NCCI Launches Article, Research Portal 'Workers Compensation Insights' 11/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has created a home on its website to post research highlights and articles about issues in the workers' compensation system.  The new section is called &q...Read More

New Study: Medical Payments Still Increasing 11/03/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 614 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
While growth in Wisconsin’s workers’ compensation medical payments per claim has slowed in recent years, they were still increasing at a faster rate than other states studied by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

No Unemployment Benefits for Worker Fired for Failing Post-Accident Drug Test 11/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the denial of unemployment benefits to a worker who was fired for failing a drug test after he was involved in an on-the-job car accident. ...Read More
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