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Bill Drops Conditions for PTSD Compensability for First Responders 12/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A parade of tearful first responders, spouses and survivors who were prepared to testify against a PTSD presumption bill reversed course Tuesday after the sponsoring senator dropped a set of qualifying conditions. ...Read More

Benchmark Study Finds Decrease in Claim Closure, More Tracking of Provider Performance 12/05/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 859 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp insurers and third-party administrators are having a harder time closing claims than they did three years ago, as more than half who participated in a recent survey reported a closure ratio of less than 100%. ...Read More

BNTD Law Changes Name to Bluestein Attorneys 12/04/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Columbia, South Carolina, law firm Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado LLC has changed its name. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Amendments to Provider Certification Criteria 12/04/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Jan. 4 over proposed amendments to Ohio Administrative Code 4123-6-02.2, which relates to provider certif...Read More

Bullock Replaced Board Members as State Fund Sued 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Steve Bullock replaced two members of the Montana State Fund board on Nov. 17, the same day MSF filed suit against the state to block a 3% investment management fee to help balance the state budget, ...Read More

BWC Formulary Proposal Is Big News for Opioid Maker 11/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company that makes two opioid drugs that are administered by applying a patch to the inside of the cheek is touting the potential addition of its products to Ohio’s workers’ compensation drug formulary. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Coverage for Post-Needle Stick Treatment 11/22/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would require workers’ compensation insurance to cover treatment to prevent illness following a worker’s on-the-job exposure to blood-borne disease is moving forward in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More

Bill Allowing Treatment by PT Assistant Sent to Governor 11/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill approved by the New York Legislature that would allow physical therapist assistants to treat injured workers has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a signature. ...Read More

Bill Would Increase Judges' Initial Term to 6 Years 11/22/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill filed last week in the Florida Legislature would increase the initial term of office for a workers’ compensation judge to six years, rather than the current initial term of four years. ...Read More

Business Group Urging Lawmakers to Reform Comp 11/22/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Greater Louisville Inc., the city’s chamber of commerce, has made workers’ compensation reform one of its legislative priorities for 2018. ...Read More
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