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Rule Change Would Require PBMs to Pass Along Rebates 12/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Pharmacy benefit managers will have to pass along any rebates or other "third-party revenue" to employers and insurers under amendments to the Pharmacy Fee Schedule proposed by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More

Department Approves 5.6% Rate Decrease 12/06/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Louisiana employers should see another drop in their workers' compensation insurance costs, beginning May 1, 2019. ...Read More

Benefit Termination Notice Requirement, Firefighter Coverage Bills Pending Introduction 12/06/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Drafts of bills awaiting introduction for the 2019 legislative session in Montana would require carriers to notify workers when medical benefits are about to end, and would create a mechanism to pay for workers’ compensation coverage of volunteer firefighters. ...Read More

State Rep. Wants Review of Comp System 12/06/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Nevada lawmaker wants to review the state’s workers’ compensation laws when the Legislature convenes for the 2019 session in February. ...Read More

Bill Could Apply Holding From Dynamex to Comp 12/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1046 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The three-part test to determine whether a worker is an employee that the California Supreme Court adopted this summer for wage-order claims could be applied to workers’ compensation and other issues, under one of the first bills introduced for the 2019 state legislative session. ...Read More
Constitutional Challenge to Lien Stay Dismissed 12/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 698 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The U.S. District Court for Central California dismissed the 18-month-old constitutional challenge to the statutory stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers. At the same time, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu on Nov. 28 lifted the preliminary injunction that prohibited the Divi...Read More

Medical Payment Disputes Surging in State That Still Lacks Fee Schedule 12/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Medical payment disputes appear to have increased sharply in New Jersey’s workers’ comp system, rekindling a debate over whether the state needs a medical fee schedule. ...Read More
Per-Diem and Stop-Loss to Rise Under New Hospital Fee Schedules 12/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
Hospitals in Tennessee could see a slight bump in reimbursements if new workers’ compensation fee schedules are approved early next year. The proposed schedules and ...Read More

Court Overturns $2.8 Million Jury Award in Negligence Claim 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 202 min read
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s $2.8 million award to an injured worker who suffered a permanently disabling foot injury while working on an offshore oil rig. ...Read More
JenCap Holdings to Acquire Risk Innovations 12/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
JenCap Holdings LLC has agreed to acquire privately held Risk Innovations, a wholesale insurance broker specializing in workers’ compensation. Risk Innovations, based in Atlanta, was founded in 2002 and has been led by Bruce Peddle since then. JenCap Holdings was formed in M...Read More
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