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Workers' Compensation News


New Formulary Will Likely Change Opioid Prescribing Rules 10/03/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 1210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 66 min read
Arkansas' new drug formulary will likely include several changes to opioid prescribing rules. The latest draft of the formulary, releas...Read More

Baylor Evnen Hires Attorney Jennifer Caswell as Partner 10/03/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 1424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nebraska law firm Baylor Evnen has hired Jennifer Caswell as a partner in the firm's workers' compensation practice group. ...Read More
KWCEA Conference Set for Dec. 7-8 10/03/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Education Association's annual conference will be held Dec. 7-8 this year at the Louisville Marriott East.  The agenda details sessions cove...Read More

Ramsey County Selects Insurity's SIMS Claims System 10/03/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1055 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Insurity, a provider of software and services to property and casualty insurers, has announced that Ramsey County, Minnesota, has selected its SIMS Claims system for administering workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More

No Work Disability Benefits for State Employee Absent Proof of Impairment of Function 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 1040 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 45 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a state employee failed to prove she had suffered permanent impairment from the latest in a long line of alleged work accidents. ...Read More

Webinar to Examine Psychological Aspects of Pain Management 10/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 893 | 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

Court Dismisses Correctional Officer's Appeal 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 951 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a corrections officer could not appeal from the partial dismissal of her civil action seeking damages for a neck injury that she allegedly sustained during impromptu safety training. ...Read More

BWC CEO Recommended for Federal Judgeship 10/03/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 828 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio’s two U.S. senators have recommended that the administrator and chief executive officer of the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation be named a U.S. District Court judge in Columbus. ...Read More

Commission Seeks Legislative Remedy to Perceived ASC Fee Schedule Loophole 10/03/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 1072 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission is asking lawmakers to clarify that they intended for the agency to base its medical fee schedules on Medicare reimbursements for all types of providers and services. ...Read More

Agency Approves NCCI Manual Amendments for Trucking and Towing 10/03/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1020 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance has adopted amendments to National Council on Compensation Insurance manuals regarding trucking and towing classifications. ...Read More
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