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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Upholds Liability for Subcontractor's Comp Coverage 01/14/2021
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 43 min read
The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld the imposition of liability for an uninsured subcontractor’s comp coverage on a general contractor. ...Read More

WILG Webinar Focuses on Medicare Compliance 01/14/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 167 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 16 min read
The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group is hosting a webinar Feb. 17 on the latest requirements relating to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. ...Read More

No Permanent Disability Benefits to Respiratory Therapist for Chair Mishap 01/14/2021
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 56 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the denial of permanent disability benefits to a respiratory therapist for her alleged injuries from a mishap with an office chair. ...Read More

Split Court Clarifies Calculation of Reimbursement for Meds 01/14/2021
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a pharmacy was entitled to payment of its bill for a compound cream it dispensed at 110% of average wholesale drug prices. ...Read More

General Assembly Passes Bill to Extend COVID Presumption 01/14/2021
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Illinois General Assembly passed a measure that would extend until June 30 the presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable occupational disease for specified workers. ...Read More

Gov. Enacts PTSD Fund Bill 01/14/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a measure creating a fund to pay for benefits when public safety officers are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

BWC Finalizing New Fee Schedules for Doctors, ASCs, Outpatient Centers 01/14/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 179 min read
New reimbursement rates for doctors, hospital outpatient services and ambulatory surgical centers are now in the final stages of review, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced. ...Read More

WCB Posts Acute Per-Case Inpatient Reimbursement Rates for 2020 01/14/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 81 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board on Tuesday announced new reimbursement rates for acute-care hospital stays, as determined by the state Department of Health. ...Read More

WCAB Rescinds Order That Delayed Trial for Lack of In-Person Testimony 01/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board published a significant panel decision Tuesday that rescinded a trial judge’s order indefinitely continuing a case until it is safe for participants to provide in-person testimony. ...Read More

As Grocer Plans to Replace Drivers, Observers Question Sufficiency of Prop. 22 Benefits 01/13/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 908 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
When some California workers’ compensation stakeholders learned that grocery giant Albertsons planned to lay off non-union delivery drivers and replace them with part-time independent contractors, they said they were frustrated but not surprised. ...Read More
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