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Workers' Compensation News


Bill Would Expand Medical Treatment Study, Extend Deadline by 2 Years 02/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A study on the effects of exempting certain treatment requests from prospective utilization review during the first 30 days following an injury would be delayed by two years but include two additional years of data, under recently introduced legislation. ...Read More

DWC Updates Hospital Outpatient, ASC Section of Fee Schedule 02/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation revised the Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by Medicare. ...Read More

Senate President's Bill Would Create Appeals Court but Would Eliminate ALJs 02/07/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: Top | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Outside of settlements, claimants' and insurance attorneys say they don't agree on much. But in West Virginia, both sides are raising questions about a bill that would revamp the workers' compensation court system. ...Read More

IAIABC Urges Advisory Group to Suggest Legislation Allowing Air Ambulance Fee Schedules 02/07/2020
State: NA | Segment: Top | 238 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is urging a federal advisory panel to propose legislation that would allow states to limit how much air ambulance companies can charge for transporting injured workers. ...Read More

No Error in Ordering Worker's Counsel Fees to Come From SLU Award 02/07/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not abuse its discretion by ordering that a worker’s counsel fees be paid from his schedule loss of use award. ...Read More

Board Erred in Denying Application for Review as Incomplete 02/07/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board erred in denying an application for review as procedurally defective. ...Read More

Insurance Department: Rate Cuts Save Employers $4M 02/07/2020
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
The Delaware Department of Insurance said it expects that rate cuts approved in October will save the state’s employers more than $4 million in premiums, based on its review of new filings from top workers’ compensation writers in the state. ...Read More

City Pursues Claim for Premiums in Wrong Court 02/07/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 23 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Court of Claims has exclusive jurisdiction over an employer's claim against the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the reimbursement of alleged excessive premiums. ...Read More

State Gives Full Term to Commissioner Rapaport 02/07/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 9 min read
The Virginia General Assembly unanimously approved Robert Rapaport for a full six-year term as a workers’ compensation commissioner. The Hous...Read More

Firm Wins $1.68 Million for Injured Worker Who Suffered Stroke at Home 02/07/2020
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A Charleston machinist in his mid-50s had a history of coronary artery disease. He suffered a massive stroke at home two weeks after rotator cuff surgery, almost a year after the injury. ...Read More
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