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Industrial Commission Ups Sanctions for Form Delays 10/04/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers who are late filing a Form 60, 61 or 63 could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars under the North Carolina Industrial Commission's new sanctions policy.  ...Read More
 
 

Injured Bus Driver Wasn't Entitled to Modification of Comp Award 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that an injured bus driver was not entitled to a modification of his workers’ compensation award, since he failed to show a material and substantial change in his condition. ...Read More
 
 

Implementation of Drug Formulary Delayed Until Jan. 1 09/27/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The implementation of a drug formulary has been extended to Jan. 1 from Sept. 1, pending legislative review, the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission said. ...Read More
 
 

Industrial Commission Gives Law Students Inside Look at Comp System 09/26/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 238 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The North Carolina Industrial Commission held full hearings last week at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. ...Read More
 
 

Insurers Must Report Hurricane Harvey-Related Data 09/25/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Insurance has issued a mandatory call for insurers to provide information related to claims resulting from Hurricane Harvey in 62 counties across the state. ...Read More
 
 

IIABNY Names Lisa Lounsbury President and CEO 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York has appointed Lisa Lounsbury as the organization’s president and chief executive officer. ...Read More
 
 

Injured VA Nurse Accused of Submitting $72K in False Reimbursement Claims 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former nurse at the Syracuse Veterans Affairs hospital has been charged with wire fraud and theft for allegedly submitting $72,000 in false reimbursement claims to the U.S. Department of Labor in connection with her workers' compensation claim, ...Read More
 
 
ICA Adopts RBRVS Fee Schedule 09/19/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona adopted a new fee schedule based on Medicare’s Resource-Based Relative Value Scale that will apply for services rendered on or after Oct. 1. The new fee schedule includes three Arizona-only billing codes that were added in response to comments su...Read More
 
 

IME Fees and Conversion Factors Updated 09/19/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has adopted exempt permanent rules that update independent medical examination fees and workers’ compensation conversion factors. ...Read More
 
 

Industry Surprised by Sudden Decision to Enforce Lawyer-Only Filing Statute 09/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 739 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When an Industrial Commission official began spreading the word that the agency would no longer accept motions filed by insurance adjusters to compel action in workers' compensation claims, the news caught many in the industry by surprise. ...Read More
 
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