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Ratings Board Releases Loss Costs for Job Classifications 08/03/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has released new loss costs for hundreds of employment classifications, which insurers use to help determine premiums. ...Read More

Report: Cancer-Stricken Ex-Firefighter Trying to Get Comp 08/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A retired firefighter in Northern California is fighting to receive workers’ compensation benefits for cancer he believes he contracted as a result of his job, according to a Fox affiliate in Sacramento. ...Read More

Registration Opens for Workers' Comp Conference 08/02/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has opened registration for its Educational Conference & Exhibition, to be held Oct. 17-18 in Richmond. ...Read More

Rates Continue to Drop; Fees for Doctors and Therapists Going Up, Report Says 07/31/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The South Dakota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council met last week and reviewed a number of changes that will affect stakeholders for the next year or so, including new medical fee schedules, new application fees, and rates that have continued to drop. ...Read More

Report: Chronic Pain Patients Fearful of Opioid Prescribing Restrictions 07/30/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Chronic pain patients in Washington state told a Seattle-area television station they’re worried that new treatment guidelines being developed could further limit their access to opioids. ...Read More

Report: 12 Hanford Workers File Claims Under New Presumption 07/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
At least a dozen workers at the Hanford nuclear facility have filed workers’ compensation claims since a new Washington state law took effect creating a presumption of compensability for certain conditions, according to a ...Read More

Report Says CMS Usually Demands More for Set-Asides Than Actual Costs 07/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1589 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
A new white paper that compares actual medical costs following a workers’ comp settlement with amounts projected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services suggests that seeking CMS approval for set-asides may not be the best option. ...Read More

Roofing Contractor Fined $48K for Fall Hazards 07/23/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin roofing contractor for the sixth time in the past five years for allegedly exposing employees to falls. ...Read More

Report: Widow's Death Benefits Halved for Husband's Use of Pot 07/19/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The wife of a ski lift operator who died in December is appealing the decision of Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation carrier to reduce her death benefits because of her husband’s use of marijuana, according to media reports. ...Read More

Remaining Defendants in Pain Relief Health Center Case Plead Guilty 07/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A chiropractor accused of running medical mills in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting health care fraud, and a psychologist charged with paying kickbacks for referrals pleaded guilty to fraud. ...Read More
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