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Report Challenges Conventional Thinking on Reporting Lag, Claim Costs 06/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 704 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Despite evidence that a delay in reporting a workplace injury of more than 12 days is associated with higher claim costs, focusing solely on reducing reporting lag times may not be the most effective strategy for containing costs, according to a new report from Lockton. ...Read More

Registration Open For Annual Claims Seminar 06/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Arizona Industrial Commission has opened registration for its annual claims seminar, to be held Aug. 9-10 in Scottsdale. The program includes an ...Read More

Registration Open for Annual Educational Conference in Raleigh 06/13/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is accepting registrations for its 23rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, to take place in Raleigh Oct. 10-12. ...Read More

Return-to-Work Data Behind ODG's New Treatment Approval Tool 06/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The publisher of the Official Disability Guidelines, which are used as workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines in several states, has introduced a new product that rates medical treatments based on their correlation with return-to-work outcomes for injured employees. ...Read More

Railroad Retirement Act Tax Liability Can't Be Offset From Recovery on FELA Claim 06/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured worker’s recovery for lost wages under the Federal Employers Liability Act was not subject to an offset for his alleged tax liabilities under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act. ...Read More

Rand Suggests DWC Streamline Mandatory Forms, Pay Docs for Completion 06/06/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1082 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A report by one of the California's leading research groups — which apparently has been sitting on a shelf for the past six months — recommends that state regulators give medical providers more money for report writing, and clean up some of its duplicative requireme...Read More

Residents Who Agreed to Check on Neighbor Can Recover for Injuries Through Comp 06/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 977 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A California appellate court ruled that the workers’ compensation system provides the only available remedy to two private citizens who suffered horrific injuries in a knife attack while checking on the well-being of a neighbor at the request of a deputy sheriff. ...Read More

Republican Lawmakers Try Again With New Rx Guideline, Compounding Pharmacy Bill 06/05/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Five weeks after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a hotly debated bill that would have set up a drug formulary and imposed more utilization reviews, Republican lawmakers are trying again. ...Read More

Rules Proposed to Eliminate 12-Month Cap on Extended TD Duration 06/05/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has proposed rules that would eliminate a cap on the extended temporary total disability benefit that can be awarded to injured workers who already received 24 months of benefits. ...Read More

Rates Falling, Profitability Improving, CRIB Reports 06/04/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Workers’ comp insurers in New Jersey ended 2016 with a combined ratio of 93.2%, a significant improvement from 98.1% in 2015 and the third straight year under 100%, according to an annual report released last month by the New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau. ...Read More
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