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Bill Would Keep Business Expenses Out of Loss Cost Calculations 06/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
With just 72 hours remaining in New York's 2018 legislative session, stakeholders are squaring off over a bill that would fundamentally change the way insurers calculate workers' compensation premiums. ...Read More

ADA Pre-Empts WC Division From Resolving Air Ambulance Fee Dispute 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Kansas last week joined the growing number of jurisdictions that will not allow states to regulate the fees charged by air ambulance providers. ...Read More

Commission Rules Would Pave Way for Electronic Medical Billing 06/19/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Virginia Workers’s Compensation has proposed rules that will create the legal framework for electronic medical billing, processing and payment for medical service, according to a notice posted Monday in the ...Read More

Sullivan Not Guilty of Bribing Government Official 06/19/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Kentucky lobbyist on Monday was cleared of charges that he bribed a state official to win a contract for a workers' compensation claims management firm, but was convicted of offering bribes on behalf of law firms. ...Read More

Commission's Treatment of Doctor's Report Doesn't Affect Report by Same Doctor in Different Case 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission’s treatment of a doctor’s report in one worker’s case did not require that it take the same view of a virtually identical report in another worker’s unrelated case. ...Read More

Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Composition of Comp Commission Review Panel 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the prior affiliation of a deputy commissioner appointed to serve on a review panel is irrelevant as to whether the panel is properly constituted. ...Read More
WCB Meeting June 26 06/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is scheduled to meet June 26 in Salem. Agenda items for the meeting indicate that board members are scheduled to discuss administrative law judge “hiring consultation.” The agenda does not elaborate on the nature of the discussi...Read More

Division Should Rethink Limits on Designated Doctor Testing, Chiropractor Says 06/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation should reconsider proposed rules that would limit the number of times an applicant can take the designated doctor test, a chiropractor said Monday. ...Read More

High Court Tosses Negligence Verdict Against Rental Company 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a property rental company was not required to comply with state fall-prevention regulations when it hired an independent contractor to trim trees at one of its properties. ...Read More

Employer Couldn't Re-Litigate Worker's Need for Treatment 06/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
A three-judge panel of the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer could not contest the causal relationship between a worker’s compensable injury and the conditions for which the Department of Labor had approved medical care. ...Read More
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