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Remote Patient Monitoring Finding Applications in Comp 10/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Whether a patient monitoring system that uses an Apple Watch can improve outcomes and lower costs for patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement is the subject of a clinical trial launched Monday. ...Read More
Realm National Insurance Liquidation Winding Down 10/16/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 59 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The liquidation of Realm National Insurance Co. appears to be drawing to a close, according to an Oct. 5 order from the state Supreme Court in New York. Any creditors, claimants or others with an interest in Realm’s affairs has until Dec. 6 to notify the court, the ...Read More

Rule Would Implement Death Benefit Policy for First Responders 10/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing a regulation that will implement legislation that makes the surviving spouses of first responders eligible for death benefits for life after remarrying. ...Read More

Retail Worker Failed to Link Back Injury to Job 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 76 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a retail worker failed to carry her burden of proving that her back complaints had been caused by work activities. ...Read More

Revised Fee Schedules Leave Providers Asking for More 10/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Despite hundreds of public comments, including 262 postcards from a single law firm, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board has made only relatively minor changes to its medical fee schedules, leaving some chiropractors, psychologists, physicians and worker advocates asking for a few...Read More

Rand Report Says Benefit Levels, Complexity Undermine Comp in U.S. 10/04/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 974 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
A new report from Rand Corp. finds that benefit reductions, system complexity and a lack of access to quality health care are defeating the purpose of workers’ compensation systems across the country. ...Read More

Regulators Showing Bite in Dealing With Wayward TPAs 10/04/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Substantial fines and penalties levied in the past year in Texas and Florida show that some regulators are keeping a close eye on third party administrators. And when the behavior warrants, they are hitting TPAs, and those who use them, with hefty fines and penalties. ...Read More

Rail Car Company Fined $265K for Same Hazards That Killed 2 in 2012 10/01/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 46 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A complaint to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration resulted in $265,147 in proposed penalties against a Texas rail car repair, refurbishment and maintenance company. ...Read More

Regulatory Committee Meets Wednesday on HB 2 Requirements 09/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 140 min read
An advisory committee devising ways to implement a drug formulary and other changes required by Kentucky's workers' compensation reform law will meet Wednesday. ...Read More
Retro Program Benefits Increasing Oct. 1 09/26/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 154 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued a bulletin regarding the annual increase in retroactive program benefits going into effect Oct. 1. The director reviewed changes to the state’s average weekly wage, which decreased in 2017 and increased in 2018, and determined t...Read More
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