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Medical Protocols Topic for June 12 Hearing 05/14/2007
State: RI | Segment: Regulatory | 77 | 0
The Medical Advisory Board of the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court will hold a public hearing on several protocols on June 12. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. room 4M at the Garrahy Judicial Complex, One Dorrance Plaza, in Providence. The agenda includes consideration of ...Read More
Medical Accounts for More Than Half of Comp Costs 05/11/2007
State: NA | Segment: Top | 130 | 0
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) reported Thursday that rising prescription and treatment costs have combined to make medical benefits the lion's share of the workers' compensation tab. Barry Lipton, a NCCI senior actuary and practice leader, said pre...Read More
Mid-term Elections Boost Work Comp Action 05/11/2007
State: NA | Segment: Politics | 85 | 0
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The offices of 15 state insurance commissioners changed hands with the Democrats' sweep of the mid-term elections, triggering an overall thirst for change, the National Council on Compensation (NCCI) said Thursday. In all, state legislators had filed 7,372 workers' compen...Read More
Maintenance Set Today for Department Web Site 05/11/2007
State: MO | Segment: Regulatory | 77 | 0
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported portions of its Web site will be unavailable today due to routine maintenance. The site is expected to be unavailable from approximately 7 to 9 p.m. The department includes the Division of Workers' Compensation,...Read More
Medical Board Suspends Pasadena Doctor's License 05/09/2007
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 92 | 0
A panel of the Texas Medical Board suspended temporarily the medical license of Dr. Horace B. Halbert Jr. (License No. C6965) of Pasadena after determining that Halbert's continuation in the practice of medicine "presents a continuing threat to the public welfare." The board reported the ...Read More
Marsh Reports 14% Increase in Income 05/09/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 105 | 0
Marsh & McLennan Companies on Tuesday reported that income from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2007 rose 14% to $228 million, or 41 cents per share, from $200 million, or 36 cents per share last year. The company said consolidated revenues in the first quarter were $2.8 b...Read More
Milliman Releases 11th Edition of Care Guidelines 05/09/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 325 | 0
Milliman Care Guidelines said Tuesday that its recently released 11th edition includes new clinical content, new health care management tools and improved software, including the interactive CareWebQI(SM) software for users without extensive in-house information technology support. To pre...Read More
Multiplier Doesn't Apply to Overtime Hours 05/08/2007
State: KY | Segment: Courts | 297 | 0
An injured worker's inability to maintain overtime hours he had worked prior to his injury is not a basis on which his award of benefits is subject to triple-multiplier under Kentucky Revised Statutes 342.730(1)(c)1, the Kentucky Court of Appeals held. The case was Square D Co. v. Mill...Read More
Metalworking Industry Fund, MIOSHA Sign Alliance 05/04/2007
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 144 | 0
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and the Metalworking Industries of Michigan Workers' Compensation Fund signed a formal alliance Thursday to protect the safety and health of Michigan's metalworking industry workers. Mark Sledzinski, fund administrator, a...Read More
Maid Service Not Included in Benefits, N.C. Court Says 05/03/2007
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A wheelchair-bound claimant must continue to pay for maid service from her wage-replacement income, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided in denying her request for the benefit. The court affirmed the denial of benefit to Doris Simmons, who was awarded benefits for permanent and to...Read More
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