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More Time May Not be Enough for Work Comp Petitions 08/29/2006
State: OH | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
Supporters of a referendum to repeal parts of Ohio's new workers' compensation act need to gather 72,962 signatures before Monday in order for the measure to be placed on the November election ballot. But referendum backers, who include labor unions and personal-injury attorneys, are on a...Read More
Medical Panel to Consider Diagnostic Testing Position 08/29/2006
State: RI | Segment: Regulatory | 81 | 0
The Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court (WCC) Medical Advisory Board set a meeting for 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 to discuss pre-approval of diagnostic testing. A detailed agenda will be made available 48 hours prior to the meeting. The meeting will be in room 4M at One Dorrance Plaza in Prov...Read More
Motions Dockets Slated for Mondays and Fridays 08/29/2006
State: CO | Segment: Regulatory | 118 | 0
The Colorado Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) announced that beginning Friday, Magistrate Judge Laura Broniak will conduct a motions/procedural hearing docket from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Each matter will be given a 30-minute increment, OAC announced. "I...Read More
MedRisk Appoints Two National Sales Executives 08/29/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 159 | 0
MedRisk announced Monday that William Block Jr. and Don McCarter joined the company as national sales executives. Block brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, especially in workers' compensation and insurance technology, to his new position, MedRisk said in a p...Read More
Meeting Set on Hospital Fee Guideline Working Draft 08/28/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 103 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will hold a stakeholders meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 to receive comments on the working draft of an inpatient/outpatient fee guideline. The meeting is expected to be held at the DWC's offices at 7551 Metro Center Dr. in Austin. DW...Read More
MIOSHA to Honor Walbridge Aldinger Tuesday 08/25/2006
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 110 | 0
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) announced the Walbridge Aldinger Co. will receive an award Tuesday from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for achieving an outstanding safety and health record at the U.S. Postal Service northeast metro con...Read More
Manufacturer Receives Fines Totaling $176,000 08/24/2006
State: GA | Segment: Safety | 96 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 25 citations with penalties totaling $176,000 against Pyramid Mouldings of Rossville, Ga., for allegedly exposing workers to repeated and serious safety and health hazards. OSHA area director Andre Richards reported the inspection was...Read More
MedCom Adds 30 Insurance Carriers 08/24/2006
State: AZ | Segment: Business | 50 | 0
MedCom USA said Wednesday it has added 30 new insurance carriers to its health care benefits verification program. The Scottsdale, Ariz., health care technology company said the expansion of its network of carriers connects it with 480 payers and plans. Among the additions are Arkansas Blu...Read More
MIOSHA Presents Safety Award to Michigan Company 08/22/2006
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 212 | 0
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) will present a Consultation Education and Training (CET) Bronze Award on Wednesday to TEREX/Simplicity for achieving significant improvements in its MIOSHA record. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at 212 S. Oak St. i...Read More
Medical Panel Sets Out Recommendation Guidelines 08/21/2006
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 31 | 0
The Oregon Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) announced the guidelines it will use in making recommendations to the administrator of the Workers' Compensation Division and the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The MAC reported that U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read More
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