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WCD, DOI Issue Advisory Bulletin on Employer Liability for Subcontractors 01/26/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Division and Division of Insurance issued an advisory bulletin reminding employers and contractors that they are liable for occupational injuries sustained by workers of an uni...Read More
 
 

Worker Can Change Doctors and Get More Treatment, but Can't Get Fees or Penalties 01/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 2 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to a change in doctors and additional treatment, but said her employer had acted reasonably in contesting her claim, and should not have been subjected to penalties and attorney fees. ...Read More
 
 

WCD to Hold Hearing on Changes to Managed Care Rule, Fee Schedule 01/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 104 min read
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division will hold a public hearing next month on proposed changes to rules governing the medical fee schedule, managed care organizations and medical payments. ...Read More
 
 

WCD to Adopt Rules Allowing for Partial Settlements of Comp Claims 01/23/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings' Workers' Compensation Division has issued a request for comment on changes to rules governing workers' compensation litigation.  ...Read More
 
 
WCD Updates Bulletin on Gainful Occupation and PTD 01/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has issued a bulletin on the determination of “gainful occupation” for permanent total disability evaluations. The bulletin updates the annual percent...Read More
 
 

WCB to Discuss Possible Translation Rules at February Meeting 01/22/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss requests to draft rules regarding the review of evidence submitted during hearings in languages other than English and providing notices of certain claims documents available in other languages, during a Feb. 15 meeting in Salem. ...Read More
 
 

WCRI: States See Big Impacts From Hospital Fee Schedules 01/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Indiana’s implementation of a workers’ comp hospital fee schedule in 2014 led to double-digit decreases in hospital payments per inpatient episode that helped drive a reduction in medical payments per claim, according to an analysis by the Workers Compensation Research Institute....Read More
 
 

Worker Wasn't Entitled to Increase in Award for Psyche Disability 01/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to an increase in psychiatric disability from a forklift accident after he was diagnosed with depression. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Dismissed Complaint Gets New Life 01/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived an allegedly injured worker’s complaint seeking damages for a fall at a construction site, finding his case had been improperly dismissed through a grant of a motion in limine. ...Read More
 
 
WCA: Annual Expenditure Reports Due by Feb. 15 01/17/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 124 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Carriers and self-insured employers must file annual expenditure reports by Feb. 15, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration announced Tuesday. The annual reports detail the number of medical-only claims and the number of indemnity cases in calendar year 2017. Carriers a...Read More
 
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