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SFM Launches Injured Worker Assistance Program 01/30/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 133 min read
Minnesota-based workers' comp carrier SFM is now offering a free program to help injured workers and their families deal with the struggles of everyday life. ...Read More

Senate Passes Amended Hanford Presumption Bill Requiring Follow-Up Report 01/29/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Washington state Senate passed an amended bill creating a presumption of compensability for certain diseases contracted by workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford nuclear site that added a new covered condition, and would require the Department of Labor and Industries to repo...Read More

Supreme Court Adopts Rule Limiting Claims Against Employers Who Admit Vicarious Liability 01/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that once an employer has admitted vicarious liability for a driver's negligence, it cannot be subjected to claims based on any other theories of imputed liability. ...Read More

Self-Insurance Institute of America to Hold Work Comp Forum in May 01/26/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Self-Insurance Institute of America, a South Carolina-based association that promotes the business interests of self-insured companies and affiliated entities, will hold its annual Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum this May. ...Read More

Sooner May Be Better for Lumbar Decompression Surgery, Study Finds 01/25/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Performing one type of back surgery sooner rather than later seemed to produce better outcomes in a study of injured workers in Ohio. The stud...Read More

Subcommittee Shoots Down Three Comp Reform Bills 01/25/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
A freshman lawmaker who ran on a workers’ compensation reform platform had all three of his bills voted down Tuesday by a House subcommittee. ...Read More

Senator Amends Bill Limiting Immigration Activities in State Buildings 01/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 631 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Federal immigration officials could interact only with people named in a valid warrant in California state buildings, including Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board offices, under a bill recently amended in the state Senate. ...Read More

System Users Push Bill to Make Settlements Easier 01/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Claimants attorneys and Arizona employers are backing a bill that could make it easier for workers to take a lump sum payment for waiving the right to lifetime medical treatment for occupational injuries. ...Read More

Stakeholders Began Questioning Costs, Outcomes of CARF Facilities in 2003 01/23/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 238 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1174 min read
A proposal to eliminate the preauthorization exemption for Texas accredited rehabilitation programs comes 15 years after stakeholders began questioning whether accreditation has any impact on return-to-work outcomes. ...Read More
State Adds and Deletes Codes for Ambulance Services 01/23/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has added two Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes and deleted one HCPCS code under 114.3 CMR 27.000, ambulance services. The two new codes are reimbursed at individual consideration, and the deleted code is not available for us...Read More
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