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DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient, ASC Fee Schedule 02/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted adjustments to the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes adopted by Medicare. Revised payment rules that go into effect March 15 will ...Read More

Retirement Date Won't Change if Injured Workers Receive Supplemental Benefit 02/14/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Massachusetts high court resolved a “civil war” between the state’s pension system and a board that helps administer it last week, holding that injured public employees may collect retirement benefits beginning at the usual starting date regardless of whether they were rece...Read More

Bill Would Increase Weekly Benefit, Cap Duration, Impose Formulary 02/14/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
Nearly a year after workers’ compensation reforms failed to pass the Kentucky Senate, a lawmaker again is making a run at legislation that would mandate a drug formulary, medical treatment guidelines and a 15-year cap on permanent partial disability medical benefits. ...Read More

Marshall Dennehey Expands Workers' Compensation Defense Practice 02/14/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The business law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its workers’ compensation department into Florida with the addition of three attorneys, the firm announced. ...Read More
DWD Considers Modifying Vocational Rehab Rules 02/14/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development plans to hold a public hearing March 8 on rule changes that would require vocational rehabilitation counselors to serve people with the most significant disabilities first when there are insufficient resources to serve all who are eligible. ...Read More

Worker Was Entitled to Comp Coverage for Out-of-State Injury 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 141 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker who traveled the country for his job was entitled to coverage for a neck injury that occurred out-of-state under the Montana workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

Worker's Unsuccessful Pursuit of Additional Medical Benefits Barred 2nd Claim 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a judge's rejection of a worker's claim for additional medical treatment precluded the worker from later raising another claim for additional medical treatment for the same condition.  ...Read More

Court Imposes Penalties, Fees and Interest on Employer for Miscalculating Worker's Benefits 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer’s failure to produce a witness to counter a worker’s claim as to a miscalculation of her indemnity benefits justified an award of benefits based on the claimed wages, as well as an assessment of penalties, fees and interest....Read More

Committee Passes Amended IME Qualification Bill 02/14/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Hawaii policy committee passed a bill that would require doctors performing independent medical examinations to be qualified to treat the injured worker’s condition, after adopting amendments changing the proposed effective date of the measure for procedural purposes. ...Read More

Construction Worker May Proceed With Claims for Injury From Falling Object 02/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker can proceed with all of his Labor Law claims for an injury caused when a lintel fell from a doorway and landed on his head. ...Read More
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