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Workers' Compensation News


Split Court Takes Blame for Complicating Payment Dispute, Dismisses Appeal 09/23/2021
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a long-running and procedurally convoluted case involving a dispute over who should bear the cost for the preliminary medical benefits paid to a worker, the Kansas Court of Appeals issued a mea culpa for complicating matters by issuing an improper remand order and dismissed the matter. ...Read More

NCCI Proposes 8.3% Reduction in Loss Costs 09/23/2021
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance proposed an 8.3% reduction in loss costs for Colorado’s voluntary market, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

Truck Driver Not Entitled to PTD Benefits From 2nd Injury Fund 09/23/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a denial of permanent total disability benefits from the Second Injury Fund to a truck driver. Case: ...Read More

Average Hospital Charge Ratio Increasing Slightly 09/23/2021
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan’s average hospital cost-to-charge ratio will increase slightly Wednesday, according to an updated spreadsheet that the Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency posted to its website. ...Read More

Biden Administration Announces Measures to Protect Workers From Heat 09/23/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The administration of President Joe Biden on Monday announced enhanced and expanded measures by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to combat hazards associated with extreme heat exposure faced by workers indoors and outdoors. ...Read More

Sedgwick Acquires Comp Provider Managed Care Advisors 09/23/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has acquired Managed Care Advisors Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland-based government contracting firm and leading provider of workers' compensation and specialty health plan products, as well as services to the federa...Read More

Paradigm Partners With Medway Air Ambulance as In-Network Provider 09/23/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Specialty care management firm Paradigm announced that it renewed its contract with Medway Air Ambulance to serve as an in-network air medical transport provider. ...Read More

DWC Posts Order Adjusting OMFS to Medicare Changes 09/22/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule to align with changes in the Medicare payment system as required by state labor laws, the DWC said in a news r...Read More

CHSWC to Discuss Report on Mental Health for First Responders 09/22/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Members of the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation are expected to discuss a report on mental health for first responders during a virtual meeting next week. ...Read More

Court Upholds Finding That Worker Had 'Aggravation' of Prior Injury, Not 'Recurrence' 09/22/2021
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upheld a determination that a delivery truck driver suffered an aggravation, not a recurrence, of a prior back injury. ...Read More
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