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Idaho Commission Publishes Temporary Medical Fee Rule 03/03/2006
State: ID | Segment: Regulatory | 578 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission published a proposed temporary rule dealing with medical fees under the state's workers' compensation law. The rule, effective April 1, proposes using the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) and the Relative Value Unit (RVU) assigned for all medical s...Read More
 
 
Indiana Rating Bureau, Big I Hosting Training 03/02/2006
State: IN | Segment: Top | 115 | 0
The Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau (ICRB) and the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana (Big I) are offering classes on workers' compensation matters. Classes will be held at the ICRB offices in Indianapolis, and agent continuing education credits and CPCU CPD certification are availa...Read More
 
 
Iowa WC Committee Symposium June 8-9 03/02/2006
State: IA | Segment: Events | 210 | 0
The Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee's 44th annual symposium is set for June 8 and 9 at Hotel Fort Des Moines. The session traditionally is held in Des Moines in June, the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation reports. The symposum is a day-and-a-half event directed ...Read More
 
 
Independent Statistical Service Upgrades Site 03/01/2006
State: Natl. | Segment: Business | 27 | 0
The Independent Statistical Service, Inc., a subsidiary of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, announced a number of enhancements to its Web site. Mark Siwek, assistant vice president, data standards, said that based upon feedback, "solicited and unsolicited," received fr...Read More
 
 
Illinois Medical Fee Advisory Board Meeting 03/01/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board will meet Thursday in Chicago to discuss rules and guidelines for the newly instituted medical fee schedule. Billing issues, proposed forms, the rules hearing process, and creation of a regular meeting schedule also are agenda i...Read More
 
 
Integro Principal Named to Scientigo Board 02/28/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 118 | 0
Integro Ltd. announced Monday that Frank Kinnett, managing principal for the company's Atlanta office, has been appointed to Scientigo Inc.'s newly formed corporate advisory board. Scientigo, a search and intelligent enterprise content management firm, created the advisory board to advise ...Read More
 
 
Injured Worker Arrested in Alleged Death Plot 02/27/2006
State: CA | Segment: Other | 288 | 0
A Northern California man is in jail and on probation violation charges after he allegedly plotted to kill workers at the Division of Workers' Compensation building in Oakland. Police say 42-year-old James Hazen of San Mateo came to the office with a gun on Feb. 16 intending to kill or kidn...Read More
 
 
Insurers Say Notice Requirements Confusing 02/24/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 298 | 0
California insurers say that injured workers are being deluged with confusing and unnecessary notices, and that proposed return-to-work rules will just make the situation worse. In testimony to the Division of Workers' Compensation released Thursday, the California Workers' Compensation In...Read More
 
 
Indiana Benefit Bill in Senate for Final Vote 02/22/2006
State: IN | Segment: Politics | 90 | 0
A bill that would increase workers' compensation benefits in Indiana but increase the burden of proof for injured workers is ready for a final vote in the state Senate. House Bill 1307 by Rep. Gerald R. Torr, R-Carmel, passed the Senate Pension and Labor Committee on Feb. 16 in a party-line...Read More
 
 
IL Sup. Ct. Clarifies Commission Authority 02/21/2006
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 393 | 0
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the Industrial Commission had no jurisdiction to review a wage differential award 10 years after the issuance of the award. In Cassens Transport Co. v. Industrial Comm'n, No. 100183, 02/17/2006, Edwin Ade sustained injury to his hand in the ...Read More
 
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