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Workers' Compensation News


WSI Adopts Reimbursement Coding for Telemedicine Services 04/27/2017
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 1239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance has adopted the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology, or CPT, guidelines for telemedicine services. ...Read More

State Budget Would Allow Comp Agency to Hire 6 People 04/27/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 1283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 2018-19 budget agreed upon by Hawaii lawmakers on Monday will allow the state workers' compensation agency to hire six people, MauiNow.com reported. ...Read More

Janitor Arrested on Workers' Compensation Fraud Charges 04/27/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 1579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Connecticut janitor was arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges Tuesday after he allegedly took another job while collecting out-of-work benefits, the state Criminal Justice department announced....Read More
Insurance Department Proposes Changes to TPA Rules 04/27/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 1008 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host a public hearing May 15 on changes to rules impacting third-party administrators. The changes will add references to the federal Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and ...Read More

Carrier's Ambiguous Letter to Claimant Operated as Acceptance of Back Injury 04/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not err in treating a carrier’s ambiguously phrased letter to an injured worker as an acceptance of liability for the worker’s back condition. ...Read More
Labor Department to Host Hearing on Changes to Fee Schedule 04/27/2017
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 1028 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will host a public hearing May 15 on proposed changes to the workers' compensation fee schedule. Changes to Rule 47:03:05 add references to the most current version of the relative values manual used by the department. The changes al...Read More

LHA Trust Funds Welcomes Three Board Members 04/27/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 729 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana Hospital Association Trust Funds has added three members to its board of trustees: Dr. Juan Perez-Ruiz, Randy Rossi and Dr. Michael R. Williams. ...Read More
L&I Proposes Changes to Retro Rating Program Rules 04/27/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 911 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is proposing changes to its retrospective rating program rules that it says will improve fairness in how refunds are distributed to participants. The department in 2011 revised the retrospective rating rules to introduce “hazar...Read More

No Benefits for Partial Amputation of Diabetic Worker's Leg 04/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 898 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a diabetic worker was not entitled to benefits for the partial amputation of his leg after an infection spread from a blister on his foot. ...Read More

Report: Firefighters Pushing for Vote on Presumption Bills 04/27/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 1294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 342 min read
Arizona firefighters gathered outside the state Capitol on Tuesday to request the Senate call for a final vote on bills that would expand the types of cancers covered by an existing presumption and create a new presumption that heart issues are compensable injuries, according to a ...Read More
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