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Firefighter's Work-Related Cancer Didn't Qualify Him as 'Disabled' 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a firefighter who became disabled from duty after he had retired did not qualify as a “disabled person” for purposes of the Line of Duty Death and Disability Act. ...Read More

Board Will Allow Access to New Claims Management System in July 06/11/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Starting in July, the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation will begin phase two of its integrated claims management system, which utilizes new electronic data interchange standards, the board ...Read More

Board Announces Fee Increase for Some Specialties, but Actual Fee Listing Can't Be Found 06/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board will accept public comment on proposed medical fee schedules until Aug. 6, the board announced this week. ...Read More
WCD Announces Good-Faith Exception for First Payment Audits 06/11/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 46 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division said it will consider whether a carrier or self-insured employer had a reasonable explanation for not paying all temporary disability benefits due with the first payment. The division in 2016 said any first payment that doesn’t include...Read More
DIR Holding Medical Training Classes 06/11/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is holding workers’ compensation training classes on medical billing and coverage verification on Wednesday. The first class, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., will explore the process for verifying workers’ compensation insurance coverage and t...Read More

DA Charges Interpreter With Fraud and Is Monitoring Others for Similar Violations 06/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has charged an uncertified interpreter with fraud because of bills she submitted to workers’ compensation carriers, and the agency is monitoring other interpreting firms in Northern California for similar suspected violati...Read More

Women May Be at Higher Risk of PTSD, Commission Told 06/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
OAKLAND, California — Men have a higher risk of being exposed to traumatic events that could spark post-traumatic stress disorder, but women have a higher risk of developing PTSD, according to a report presented Thursday to a California labor-management committee. ...Read More
WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Wednesday 06/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 317 min read
The Governing Committee for California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is meeting Wednesday in Oakland to consider proposed changes to the Standard Classification System and the Experience Rating Plan. If the committee approves the proposed changes, the WCIRB w...Read More
Erica Bro Appointed Program Manager for StateFund First 06/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
StateFund First announced Thursday the promotion of Erica Bro to program manager. ...Read More

State Supreme Court Holds That Successor Company Must Pay $3.5 Million in Premiums 06/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court this week upheld the power of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation to protect the state-run insurance fund, overturning a lower court ruling and holding that a company owner cannot avoid premiums simply by folding one firm into another. ...Read More
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