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Workers' Compensation News

Revised Fee Schedule Goes Into Effect Sept. 1 08/07/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training sent out a letter last week announcing that the revised Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedule will take effect Sept. 1.  The ...Read More

Report: Older Workers Face Much Higher Workplace Fatality Rates 08/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Older workers are dying in work-related accidents at a much higher rate than that of U.S. workers overall, according to a new analysis that sheds light on one aspect of the aging of the nation’s workforce. ...Read More

Radiologist Strikes Back With Allegations of Vindictive Prosecution 08/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3666 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California radiologist says a grand jury indictment accusing him of paying fees for referrals should be thrown out for vindictive prosecution and the appearance of vindictiveness. ...Read More

Rating Bureau Proposes Reclassification for 66 Home Health Care Companies 08/01/2017
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sixty-six employers in the home health care industry would be reclassified under a proposed filing by the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau to its basic manual. ...Read More

Restaurant Owner Ordered to Pay $13K Restitution 08/01/2017
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of an Ohio restaurant and banquet hall will pay $13,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of workers’ compensation fraud, ...Read More

Return to Health Platform Gives Claimants Insight Into Treatment Options 07/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal
WiserTogether is partnering with Peers Health to launch the Return to Health medical treatment platform for the disability and workers' compensation markets. ...Read More

Revised Formulary Rules Earn Cheers, Jeers 07/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The deadline for doctors to transition injured workers onto appropriate medications in revised formulary rules the Division of Workers’ Compensation posted for public comment are a welcome addition for system users wanting the regulations to have more teeth. ...Read More

Reliance Partners Opens Buffalo Office 07/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance brokerage Reliance Partners on Friday opened a new office in Buffalo, New York. ...Read More

Rating Bureau to Recommend 'Significant' Rate Increase 07/12/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After five straight years of filing loss cost decreases, the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau confirmed Tuesday that it will recommend a “significant” rate increase next year in the wake of the state’s Supreme Court ruling that killed impairment rating evaluations. ...Read More

Rating Board Gets Go-Ahead to Eliminate Several Classification Codes From Manual 07/03/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Financial Services has approved the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board’s amendments to its Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Manual. ...Read More
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