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Workers' Compensation News

Ohio Lays Outs New Hospital Fee Structure 09/06/2005
State: OH | Segment: Medicine | 174 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation released last week its new hospital reimbursement fee schedule that has been called too generous and, at the same time, stingy. A letter about the hospital-specific fee schedule was mailed out to hospitals Sept. 1. The new rates will go into effect ...Read More
OdysseyRe to Present at 2005 Conference 09/06/2005
State: NY | Segment: Events | 67 | 0
Andrew Barnard, president and chief executive officer at Odyssey Re Holdings Corp., is scheduled to present Sept. 8 at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' 2005 Insurance Conference. Barnard's presentation starts at 3:25 p.m. EDT. There will be a simultaneous audio webcast, which may be accessed throu...Read More
Ohio AG Taking Second Look at BWC Payments 09/02/2005
State: OH | Segment: Politics | 77 | 0
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro will take a second look at warnings by the Securities and Exchange Commission about excessive broker commissions to see whether he was "deceived" by officials with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday. Pet...Read More
OSHA Poised to Protect Recovery Workers 09/01/2005
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 82 | 0
The head of federal OSHA said Wednesday the agency's focus in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is on preventing tragedy among the rescue and recovery workers on the Gulf Coast. "The human toll of this catastrophic storm will not be known for weeks," said Jonathan Snare, deputy assistant...Read More
Oregon Contested-Case, ALJ Rules Redrafted 09/01/2005
State: OR | Segment: Regulatory | 24 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Board on Wednesday released proposed changes to OAR 438, governing contested cases. The amendments affect divisions 005 (Adoption; Definitions; Construction; Notices Required) and 012 (Boards Own Motion Jurisdiction) of the regulation. DWC summarized the c...Read More
Oklahoma Hosting 2008 ISLA Conference 08/31/2005
State: OK | Segment: Events | 69 | 0
Oklahoma has been named host the 2008 conference of the Interstate Labor Standards Association (ILSA), an organization of state labor department officials responsible for administering and enforcing state labor laws. The decision to bring ILSA to the Sooner State was reached at this year...Read More
OSHA Proposes $56K Fine on Muffler Shop 08/31/2005
State: NH | Segment: Safety | 129 | 0
Fire, fall and exit access hazards at a Manchester, N.H., muffler shop have resulted in $56,000 in proposed fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency announced Monday. Monro Muffler Inc. was cited for a total of 10 alleged violations of safety standards at its...Read More
Oklahoma Reduced Occupational Deaths by 9% 08/29/2005
State: OK | Segment: Safety | 114 | 0
Oklahoma workplaces had fewer fatalities in 2004 as transportation and trucking continued to claim the most lives, according to a report released Friday by the Oklahoma Department of Labor. Ninety-one job-related deaths occurred last year, a 9% drop from 2003, the labor department said. ...Read More
Ohio Fraud Efforts Saved $135M, Report Tells 08/25/2005
State: OH | Segment: Fraud | 146 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's (BWC's) special investigations department exceeded goals for identified savings and return on expenditures during fiscal year 2005, according to an annual report issued this week. The department closed a record 3,886 investigations and identified ...Read More
Ore. Gov. May Veto Chiro Treatment Bill 08/25/2005
State: OR | Segment: Politics | 118 | 0
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski gave notice this week that he may veto a bill that would direct a study on whether chiropractors should be allowed to act as "attending physicians" for workers' compensation claims, the Statesman-Journal newspaper reported. Under a 1988 change to the Oregon Consti...Read More
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