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WCRI Report Analyzes Impact of ASC Fee Schedule Changes 08/17/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A new approach to a workers’ comp fee schedule in Georgia resulted in little change to average facility payments for outpatient knee surgeries, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
WCAB Names Acting Secretary 08/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 110 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board announced that Deputy Commissioner Patricia A. Garcia has been selected to serve as acting secretary. Garcia will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Anne Schmitz, who left the WCAB to take a position with the State Bar Court. Issues ...Read More

WCB Reports Provider Suspension, Voluntary Resignation 08/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
One medical provider has voluntarily resigned his authorization to treat injured workers within the New York workers’ comp system, and another has been temporarily suspended, the state Workers’ Compensation Board announced. ...Read More

Woman Must Repay $2,400 After Cashing Deceased Mom's WC Checks 08/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Rochester woman must repay $2,400 in workers' compensation benefits after she forged her deceased mom's signature on checks and kept the money for herself, New York authorities said. ...Read More
Webinar to Cover Technical Requirements for EDI 3.1, Aug. 21 08/14/2018
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 100 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will host a training webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 21 on the new 3.1 electronic data interchange standard for first reports and subsequent reports of injury. The webinar will help trading partners understand the extensive new technical requireme...Read More

Woman Injured During Pre-Employment Physical Can't Get Benefits 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that a woman who suffered injuries during a pre-employment physical is not entitled to benefits because there was not yet an employment relationship. ...Read More

WCB Meeting to Discuss Privacy Rules 08/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is meeting Aug. 23 to discuss a recommendation to revise rules governing individually identifiable health information that is obtained by subpoena. Claimants’ attorney Marcia Alve...Read More

Worker Can't Amend Description of Injury in Settlement Agreement 08/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an injured worker could not modify the description of his work injury in the settlement agreement he had previously reached, and that his employer was not liable to penalties for refusing to pay for some of the medical bills. ...Read More

Worker's Decision to Delay Surgery Resulted in Loss of Coverage for Procedure 08/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker’s decision to postpone surgery for a period of over 60 months resulted in the loss of his entitlement to have his surgery covered by his employer’s comp carrier. ...Read More

Webinar to Focus on Work Comp Networks 08/10/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Coventry will present a free webinar on Sept. 26 on workers’ compensation networks. The one-hour webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern time. ...Read More
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