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High Hospital Prices Help Drive Outpatient Services to Other Facilities 11/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Outpatient surgery isn’t the only medical service moving away from hospitals to other facilities: Minor radiology, lab work and physical medicine are also part of the trend, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Favorable Premium-Ranking Report Could Fuel More Pro-Worker Reforms 11/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 215 min read
In addition to a solid Democratic majority in both chambers of the legislature, a Democratic governor-elect and the overriding of three vetoes by the outgoing Republican governor, Illinois worker advocates have something else to put wind in their sails: A national comparison of workers&...Read More

Worker Can't Intervene in Employer's 3rd-Party Tortfeasor Suit 11/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an injured worker could not intervene in a lawsuit her employer had filed against the third party allegedly responsible for her compensable injuries, since she had already failed to recover damages from the same defendant. ...Read More

New Reports Detail Injured Workers' Experience With Comp System 11/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Three years after being hurt on the job, 14% of injured workers in Pennsylvania hadn’t returned to work, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Attorney's Text Message to IME Didn't Justify Exclusion of Doctor's Opinion 11/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that an attorney’s communication with an independent medical examiner about the subject of an upcoming deposition did not constitute an effort to exert undue influence and did not warrant exclusion of the doctor’s opinion. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Untimely Filed Appeal 11/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s untimely filed appeal from a board decision denying her workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Kittleman Loses Re-Election as County Exec, Gets Appointment to WC Commission 11/30/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed two new members to the state's Workers' Compensation Commission.  ...Read More

CMS to Host Webinar on New Self-Reporting Option 11/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is hosting a webinar on Dec. 18 to discuss enhancements to the Medicare Secondary Payment Recovery Portal, or MSPRP. ...Read More

Commissioner Touts Bipartisan Advisory Council Approach to Comp Laws 11/30/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
State legislatures would do themselves a favor by setting up bipartisan advisory councils to recommended solutions to thorny workers' compensation issues, Minnesota's commissioner of labor and industry said this week. ...Read More

Doctor Suspended Following DUI Conviction 11/30/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has temporarily suspend a Plainview doctor’s authorization to treat injured workers following his conviction for driving under the influence. ...Read More
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