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L&I Proposing 5% Rate Decrease for 2019 09/20/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Washington employers will enjoy a 5% reduction in workers’ compensation costs next year, the Department of Labor Industries announced. ...Read More

Legislative Panel Approves Former Hartford Mayor as WC Commissioner 09/18/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A legislative panel has approved former Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra to be a workers' compensation commissioner. ...Read More

Liability MSAs Explored in White Paper 09/14/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 177 min read
What to expect as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services moves toward a Medicare set-aside process for liability settlements is the topic of a new white paper from Tower MSA Partners. ...Read More

Laboratory Owner, Marketer Sentenced in Kickback Scheme 09/14/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The owner of a medical testing laboratory and his marketer were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for paying $1.37 million in kickbacks to a Maryland pain management practice in exchange for conducting urine specimen tests that were paid for by federal health care programs and private insurers....Read More

L&I Proposes Rules to Clarify Self-Insurer Claims-Handling Obligations 09/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has proposed rules that would give self-insured employers some of the additional claims-handling authority lawmakers refused to provide over the last two sessions. ...Read More

Latest Round of Formulary Revisions Focuses on Chronic Pain 09/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 611 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Opioid antidote naloxone has been added to the California workers’ comp formulary as a drug that is exempt from prospective utilization review, in just one of dozens of changes to the formulary that will take effect Oct. 1. ...Read More

Labor Commissioner Cites Garment Manufacturers for Skirting Registration Law 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
Four garment contractors who lacked workers’ compensation insurance were among six cited by state labor officials for trying to skirt state law by sharing a registration, the Labor Commissioner’s Office announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Lack of Ergonomic Work Station Wasn't Cause of Employee's Need for Surgeries 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a finding that the lack of ergonomics at a clerical worker’s office was not the cause of her need for multiple surgeries. ...Read More

Lodging, Meal Reimbursement Set to Increase 09/05/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that lodging and meal reimbursement rates for injured workers who have to travel to medical appointments will increase Oct. 1. ...Read More

Lawmakers Send Apportionment Bills to Governor 09/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 929 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown will have one last opportunity before leaving office to prohibit what Democratic lawmakers call discriminatory apportionment practices, with the Legislature sending him two bills on the issue before the session ended Friday. ...Read More
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