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Mileage Reimbursement Increasing to 54.5 Cents 12/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 973 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 300 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said the reimbursement rate for injured workers who have to travel for medical treatment will increase to 54.5 cents per mile in 2018, from 53.5 cents. ...Read More

Medical Share of Comp Benefits 14.4% Below National Average 12/18/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The medical share of total workers’ compensation benefit costs in New York dropped to 37% in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report — significantly lower than the national average of 51.4%. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Low, Stable From 2010-15, WCRI Finds 12/15/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Of the 18 states that had their 2010-15 workers’ compensation medical costs analyzed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Michigan’s were among the lowest, the nonprofit organization reported. ...Read More
Maximum Benefit Rate Increasing 3.9% 12/14/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission has approved a maximum weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate of $838.21 effective Jan. 1, a 3.9% increase over the current-year rate.  Under state law, the maximum compensation rate is set each year at 100% of the st...Read More

Medical Advisory Board to Hold Next Meeting Jan. 23 12/12/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rhode Island’s Workers’ Compensation Court Medical Advisory Board will hold its next meeting Jan. 23. The Board meets every four to si...Read More

Most Insurers Hesitant to Adopt New Technology, Valen Says 12/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divide is growing within the insurance industry as companies take different approaches to adopting technology, according to a 2018 Outlook Report from Valen Analytics. ...Read More

Medical Payments Increased 3.1% Each Year From 2012-15, Study Finds 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 529 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim increased by an average of 3.1% each year between 2012 and 2015 in Illinois, according to the results of a Workers Compensation R...Read More

MSF Board Votes to Drop Lawsuit Over Management Fee 12/01/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The gubernatorially appointed board of directors for Montana State Fund voted to drop a lawsuit challenging the governor’s proposal to charge the carrier a management fee on its investment portfolio to help bridge a $227 million budget deficit, according to a ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Decreased 6% Per Year From 2013-2015 12/01/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Workers Compensation Research Institute report on North Carolina's medical costs released Thursday reveals that medical payments per workers' compensation...Read More

Medical Fee Formulas Released for 2018 11/30/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has posted materials for its 2018 medical fee schedule. The new materials include sta...Read More
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