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WCIRB: Proportion of Payments to Indicted Providers Falls Almost 75% 10/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The share of California workers’ compensation payments going to providers accused or convicted of fraud has fallen nearly 75% since 2012, according to a new report by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB Updates X-Mod Calculator 10/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau updated its online experience modification calculator using values approved by the California insurance commissioner approved earlier in October. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB: IMR, Fraud Enforcement Effect on Med Costs Likely Significant 10/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Independent medical review and new rules for lien filers in Senate Bill 863 helped drive down medical costs and contributed to a series of pure premium rate decreases totaling 40%, according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
 
 

WCRI: Medical Costs Per Claim Rise in Most, but Not All, States 10/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
Virginia, Iowa and Wisconsin had the fastest rates of growth in medical costs per workers’ comp claim among 18 states examined in a series of reports released Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Privacy Concerns Don't Allow Sealing of Comp Claim Case File 10/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that an injured worker’s interest in maintaining the privacy of his medical conditions and employment history does not allow him to obtain a judicial order sealing his workers’ compensation case file. ...Read More
 
 

WC Alliance Gets New Leadership 10/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
After eight years as chairman of the New York Workers' Compensation Alliance, well-known and outspoken claimants' attorney Robert Grey is stepping down. ...Read More
 
 
WCA Releases Draft of 2019 Fee Schedule 10/17/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration has released a draft of its 2019 medical fee schedule and billing rules, and is accepting comments on proposed changes until Nov. 16. While the WCA posted a copy of the proposed fee schedule revisions to its website, the document i...Read More
 
 
WCS Updates Claim Forms 10/17/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 4 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section promulgated revised claim notification forms for use on or after Oct. 16. The WCS distributed an updated D-12(a) form for injured workers or employers to request a hearing on a contested claim. The DWC also released an amended form D-30&...Read More
 
 

Worker Can't Rely on Report by Physician Assistant to Establish Impairment 10/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to an injured worker but found that he could not rely on the opinion of a physician assistant to establish his level of impairment. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Rebutted Presumption of Intoxication From Refusal to Take Drug Test 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals overturned the denial of a worker’s claim for benefits, finding that he had successfully rebutted the presumption that his injuries were caused by intoxication. ...Read More
 
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