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Board Overstepped in Overruling WCJ's Assessment of Witness Credibility 08/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board overstepped its authority in overturning an administrative law judge’s assessment of witness credibility in determining an injured mechanic’s permanent partial disability rating. ...Read More

Bankruptcy Judge Says All Members of Self-Insured Fund Must Be Part of Class Action 08/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Question: If a self-insured group goes bankrupt, must all members shoulder a similar share of the unpaid workers’ compensation claims and other debt? ...Read More

BWC Board Approves 12% Rate Cut for Local Governments 08/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that it will reduce rates paid by local governments, by 12%, on Jan. 1, the largest rate cut in at least 30 years. ...Read More

Businessman Sentenced for Role in Pill Mill 08/24/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Louisiana businessman has been sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in a pill mill scheme. Stephen Guilbault, 44, of Gonzales, ...Read More
BREAKING: Court Rules Comp Exclusive Remedy in King v. CompPartners 08/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1283 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The California Supreme Court this morning published a decision in King v. CompPartners finding workers’ compensation law provides the exclusive remedy for injuries allegedly flowing from adverse utilization review decisions. A utilization review doctor in 2013 concluded Klonopin was...Read More

Bill in Congress Would Clarify Medicare Secondary-Payer Procedures 08/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A coalition pushing for reform of the Medicare and Medicaid secondary payer process hopes a bill in Congress will bring new transparency and simplicity to what’s long been considered a broken system. ...Read More

Board Properly Rejected Worker's Challenge to Award as Untimely 08/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board properly rejected a worker’s challenge to a decision by a workers’ compensation judge as untimely. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Changes to Medical Provider, Hospital Inpatient Fee Schedules 08/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 335 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is seeking comments on two proposed fee schedule rules. Changes are proposed to the Profes...Read More

Board to Host Seminar on Formulary Requirements, Sept. 17 08/15/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 348 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will host a free seminar next month to explain how a new drug formulary will apply to workers' compensation cases. ...Read More

Bellusci Explains Why 2019 Proposed Rate Cut is 4.5% 08/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 136 min read
The chief actuary for California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau took issue with WorkCompCentral reporting that the indicated rate for 2019 is 2.3% lo...Read More
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