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Workers' Compensation News

WCC Rolls Out 2017-18 Weekly Benefit Tables, Employer Notification Rule 10/04/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has posted on its website its weekly benefit tables for 2017-18. The tables went into effect Oct. 1. Access them here. A paper copy i...Read More
White Paper Examines How Adjusters Can Become Experts 10/04/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Forty-six percent of workers’ comp claims executives who participated in a recent survey said it takes adjusters four to six years to become experts at the job. That’s one finding from the Rising Medical Solutions annual workers’ compensation benchmarking study, whose re...Read More

Wu Orders More Briefs, Sets Hearing in Lien Stay Challenge for Oct. 19 10/03/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 825 | 0 | Popular with Legal
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu did not issue a decision on whether to grant an injunction that would prohibit the Division of Workers’ Compensation from staying liens filed by or on behalf of providers charged with fraud, and instead ordered more briefing. ...Read More

Webinar to Examine Psychological Aspects of Pain Management 10/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MedRisk will host a webinar on Oct. 27 on “psychologically informed practice” in occupational medicine, including physical rehabilitation and pain management. ...Read More

WCD Corrects Vocational Assistance Fee Schedule 09/29/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division published an updated vocational assistance fee schedule that it says reflects regulatory changes that took effect at the start of the year, requiring spending limits to be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. ...Read More

Worker Who Refused Modified-Duty Job Wasn't Entitled to TTD or Interim Benefits 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker who refused a modified-duty position was not entitled to interim benefits while he pursued a challenge to the termination of his temporary total disability benefits, and that he wasn’t entitled to TTD either. ...Read More

WCIRB Launches New Web Service for Carriers 09/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 658 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau launched a web-based service providing insurers with real-time access to risk data including experience modifications, reported policyholder names and addresses, and assigned classifications. ...Read More

With Gavin as CEO, Injured Workers' Pharmacy to Explore New Directions 09/26/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A mail-order pharmacy that provides medication to injured workers in disputed claims is now ready to start building stronger relationships with payers. ...Read More

Worker Can Recover Costs for Videotaping His Expert's Deposition 09/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to an award of costs for the videographic and stenographic expenses he incurred in deposing his medical expert, but not the amount that he paid for a copy of his the transcript of the deposition of his employer’s expert. ...Read More

WCA Posts Medical Data Report, Opioid Supplement 09/26/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website an analysis of medical spending and a separate supplemental report on opioid use...Read More
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