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Carrier Says Program Helped Cut First-Fill Opioids by Half 10/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A program launched by WCF Insurance has helped reduce by about half the number of pills dispensed to injured workers in their first opioid prescription fill, the company has reported. ...Read More

Trump Plan to Put Drug Prices in TV Ads Could Affect Comp Costs 10/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A new federal proposal that would require drugmakers to post the prices of drugs on their TV ads could have ripple effects — good and bad — on workers’ compensation drug costs, industry analysts said. ...Read More
ICA to Discuss Assessments, Goals at Meeting 10/17/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss assessments and plans for the coming year during a meeting Thursday in Phoenix. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss and vote on assessments for calendar year 2019, according to the agenda. Commission members will also discuss and possib...Read More
WCA Releases Draft of 2019 Fee Schedule 10/17/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration has released a draft of its 2019 medical fee schedule and billing rules, and is accepting comments on proposed changes until Nov. 16. While the WCA posted a copy of the proposed fee schedule revisions to its website, the document i...Read More

Carrier's 5-Month Delay in Paying Award Didn't Amount to Unfair Claims Handling 10/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that an insurance carrier’s five-month delay in paying a lump-sum award to an injured worker did not amount to an unfair processing of the claim. ...Read More

Terms of Pretrial Stipulation Allowed Worker to Make Amendment Before Final Hearing 10/17/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to amend the pretrial stipulation related to his claim for additional medical treatment, since it was more than 30 days before the final hearing. ...Read More

NCCI Actuary Explains the Many Flavors of Frequency 10/17/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Claim frequency is a closely watched statistic in workers’ comp, and a new article from the National Council on Compensation Insurance explains the different ways that the figure is calculated...Read More
WCS Updates Claim Forms 10/17/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 4 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section promulgated revised claim notification forms for use on or after Oct. 16. The WCS distributed an updated D-12(a) form for injured workers or employers to request a hearing on a contested claim. The DWC also released an amended form D-30&...Read More

SAIF Kicks Off Agricultural Safety Training 10/17/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Array | 2 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is launching its annual agricultural safety training program at the end of October with the first of 28 seminars that will run through March. ...Read More

Nominating Committee Meets Tuesday to Select Board Candidates 10/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday to decide on candidates to fill a position on the compensation board, which acts as an appeals court in claims disputes. ...Read More
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