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Nurse Failed to Prove Change in Condition Sufficient to Reopen Claim 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a nurse failed to carry her burden of proving a sufficient change in her condition to justify reopening her workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Require Transparency and Disclosure From PBMs 10/12/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Pharmacy benefit managers, the subject of criticism around the country that they don't always produce the cost savings they promise, would have to follow strict reporting and contractual requirements under a bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature. ...Read More
 
 

Doctors at Gala Say Their Lien Days Are Over 10/11/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2450 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
SAN DIEGO — Medical providers who treat California workers’ compensation applicants on a lien basis are playing a fool’s game, physicians and attorneys said Wednesday during WorkCompCentral’s Comp Laude Awards Gala. ...Read More
 
 

Man Fights State Exemption of Comp for Ag Workers 10/11/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Most states provide that workers' compensation coverage is not required for all agricultural workers. But only in New Mexico has such an exclusion been overturned as unconstitutional. ...Read More
 
 

Fraud Investigations Help, but Problem Is Much Bigger, Critics Say 10/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Two years after a state audit report slammed the North Carolina Industrial Commission for failing to ferret out noncompliant employers, the agency says its investigations have quadrupled since. ...Read More
 
 

11th Circuit Upholds Rejection of OSHA Inspection Warrant for Poultry Plant 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled that a Georgia employer could not be compelled to submit to an inspection after a worker suffered an electric shock injury. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Updates Rules of Procedure 10/11/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation increased some conversion factors used to calculate reimbursement for medical services as part of an update to its Rules of Procedure. ...Read More
 
 

Columbus Day Holiday Didn't Extend Time for Employer to File Petition for Review 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was not entitled to an extra day to file a petition for review of an award, since Columbus Day was not a holiday for the Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Employer's Third Challenge to Worker's Treatment Regimen 10/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected an employer’s third attempt to challenge the reasonableness and necessity of a worker’s treatment regimen for a 10-year old back injury. ...Read More
 
 

Workplace Safety Penalties to Increase 84% 10/11/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the maximum penalty for workplace safety violations will nearly double on Oct. 20 to account for inflation. ...Read More
 
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