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Detention Center Worker Gets Benefits for Injuries From Horseplay 12/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that a detention center employee was entitled to benefits for her injuries that happened while engaged in horseplay with a colleague. ...Read More
 
 

Oil Field Service Contractor Owed Operator Defense to Suit by Injured Worker 12/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that state law governed an agreement between an oil field service contractor and a well operator, which required that the contractor indemnify the operator for injuries to a worker allegedly caused by the contractor’s negligence. ...Read More
 
 

New Schedule Would Raise Physician Fees, Tie Them to Medicare's Conversion Factor 12/06/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Thanks to a recent drop in overall workers' compensation costs for employers, Tennessee regulators now feel comfortable granting medical providers a significant increase in fees, one that will rise with Medicare's fees over time, officials said this week. ...Read More
 
 

Rule Change Would Require PBMs to Pass Along Rebates 12/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Pharmacy benefit managers will have to pass along any rebates or other "third-party revenue" to employers and insurers under amendments to the Pharmacy Fee Schedule proposed by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
 
 

Department Approves 5.6% Rate Decrease 12/06/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Louisiana employers should see another drop in their workers' compensation insurance costs, beginning May 1, 2019. ...Read More
 
 

Benefit Termination Notice Requirement, Firefighter Coverage Bills Pending Introduction 12/06/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Drafts of bills awaiting introduction for the 2019 legislative session in Montana would require carriers to notify workers when medical benefits are about to end, and would create a mechanism to pay for workers’ compensation coverage of volunteer firefighters. ...Read More
 
 

State Rep. Wants Review of Comp System 12/06/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Nevada lawmaker wants to review the state’s workers’ compensation laws when the Legislature convenes for the 2019 session in February. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Could Apply Holding From Dynamex to Comp 12/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1054 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The three-part test to determine whether a worker is an employee that the California Supreme Court adopted this summer for wage-order claims could be applied to workers’ compensation and other issues, under one of the first bills introduced for the 2019 state legislative session. ...Read More
 
 
Constitutional Challenge to Lien Stay Dismissed 12/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The U.S. District Court for Central California dismissed the 18-month-old constitutional challenge to the statutory stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers. At the same time, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu on Nov. 28 lifted the preliminary injunction that prohibited the Divi...Read More
 
 

Medical Payment Disputes Surging in State That Still Lacks Fee Schedule 12/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Medical payment disputes appear to have increased sharply in New Jersey’s workers’ comp system, rekindling a debate over whether the state needs a medical fee schedule. ...Read More
 
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