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WCA Proposes Electronic Billing Requirement 10/26/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is proposing new rules that would require payers to accept electronic medical bills beginning in 2014, as well as changes to the payment of attorney fees, rules governing mediations and travel reimbursement for injured workers.The...Read More
Woodworking Facility Draws $184,800 in Fines for Alleged Hazards 10/26/2012
State: WI | Segment: CENTRAL | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products 16 citations, with fines totaling $184,800, for alleged health and safety violations after conducting a follow-up inspection at the company's Pound, Wis., facility on April 25.Man...Read More
WCRI Schedules Annual Issues & Research Conference 10/25/2012
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will hold its Annual Issues & Research Conference Feb. 27-28, 2013, at the Boston Marriott Cambridge.The conference will focus on medical care for injured workers and methods of preserving good patient outcomes, WCRI said in a news r...Read More
WCC Revises Average Weekly Wage Rule 10/24/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) announced it has amended its regulations to establish a clear process and timeline for determining the average weekly wage.WCC adopted an amendment to Regulation .07 under Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 14.09.01, effective Sep...Read More
WCRI: Medical Costs Outpacing most Study States 10/23/2012
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 1525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefMedical costs per workers' compensation claim grew by 10% in New Jersey in 2010, while the money spent to contain those costs grew the fastest in a 16-state study, the Workers Compe...Read More
WCC to Review Electronic Service Rule 10/22/2012
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) will meet today to review its rules for notification of electronic service and to receive monthly reports from the commission's departments.WCC Executive Director Gary Cannon will present copies of the federal local rule f...Read More
WSI Sets Injured Worker Job Skills Workshop in Dickinson Nov. 14 10/22/2012
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) has scheduled a "Job Seeking Skills Workshop" for injured workers in Dickinson on Nov. 14.The workshop is set for 1 to 4 p.m. at the Job Service office at 66 Osborn Drive.WSI reports the workshop "has been designed to address ...Read More
WCD Schedules Hearing on Assessment, Reporting Rules 10/19/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division will hold a hearing on Nov. 27 on proposed rule changes that would increase the threshold for self-insured employers’ reporting requirements and set the hourly assessment rate for the Workers’ Benefit Fund.The division is propos...Read More
WCC Using New Dispute Resolution to Speed up Claims Resolution 10/18/2012
State: VA | Segment: Top | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) this month launched a pilot alternative dispute-resolution program to try and reduce the number of single-issue injury claims that...Read More
WCA Judge Griego Retiring at Month's End 10/17/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 868 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The longest sitting workers’ compensation judge in New Mexico, Gregory D. Griego, will retire at the end of October, according to Workers’ Compensation Administration spokesman Van Cravens.Griego was first appointed as a workers’ compensation judge in 1986 and has been ...Read More
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