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Workers' Compensation News

Panel May Adopt Opioid Guidelines 09/19/2007
State: OK | Segment: Top | 56 | 0
An advisory committee to the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court hopes to adopt new opioid treatment guidelines for treating workers' compensation patients following a public hearing Oct. 12. Several other states, including Washington, have dealt with the issue of opioids recently or are...Read More
PMA Launches Specialty Markets Unit 09/18/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 96 | 0
PMA Insurance Group on Monday announced the formation of a new business unit, PMA Specialty Markets, to expand its focus on the growing captives and groups/programs property and casualty insurance market, the company said in a press release. PMA said the unit is staffed with a team of cap...Read More
Pa. Court Repeats: Treating Doctor's Word Isn't Gospel 09/14/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 199 | 0
A Pennsylvania appellate court again ruled that it is within the workers' compensation judge's discretion to pick the testimony of an employer's physician over a treating physician. In Edwards v. WCAB, 274 C.D. 2007, 09/12/2007, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that it...Read More
Philadelphia Insurance Unveils Day Spa Coverages 09/14/2007
State: PA | Segment: Business | 53 | 0
Philadelphia Insurance Companies introduced a commercial insurance product for independently operated day spas. PHLY's new Day Spa product offers comprehensive General Liability, Commercial Auto, and Property coverage features such as Pollutant Clean up and Removal, Personal Effects, Pr...Read More
Prime Health Appoints Vice President 09/14/2007
State: TN | Segment: Business | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prime Health Services announced Thursday the appointment of Bethany Tyson Cook as vice president of the medical network and cost-containment company. Cook joined Prime Health in 2003 and most recently was director of business development, the company said in a press release. In her new p...Read More
PD Increase Bill Clears Calif. Legislature Again 09/13/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
A California Senate bill to increase permanent disability benefits is headed to the governor's desk after the Assembly took up legislation that had languished for two months and appeared dead. The Assembly approved SB 936 on Monday on a 46-31 vote. The votes were cast along party lines, ...Read More
Poizner Gives Market Watch Post to Fill-In Deputy 09/13/2007
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tony Cignarale, the acting deputy commissioner of Consumer Services and Market Conduct, was named this week to the permanent post, the California Insurance Department said. Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said Cignarale's appointment was effective Monday. Cignarale had been acting d...Read More
Pain-Relieving Treatment is Reasonable, Necessary 09/13/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 178 | 0
Chiropractic treatment that relieves pain should be covered under workers' compensation, a Pennsylvania court ruled. In Reinhardt v. WCAB, 848 C.D. 2007, 09/11/2007, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the workers' compensation judge erred in finding the chiropractic...Read More
Poll: 90% of Doctors Fear Regulation of Pain Medicine 09/12/2007
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Almost all of polled physicians expressed that the fear of government regulation had at least some impact on their pain management practice, a survey found. Of the 200 health care professionals asked to assess their level of fear, nearly half said that the threat of regulation had "signi...Read More
Pharmacies Join ePrescribe Florida Collaborative 09/11/2007
State: FL | Segment: Business | 70 | 0
Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, Publix and Winn-Dixie pharmacies have become part of the ePrescribe Florida Collaborative to promote a cooperative statewide effort toward the successful adoption of electronic prescribing capabilities by physicians and clinicians, it was announced Monday. The Pha...Read More
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