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Workers' Compensation News


Board Delays Switch to EDI 3.1 Claims-Reporting Standard 05/16/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Georgia's Board of Workers' Compensation needs more time to make the switch to the more robust electronic data interchange standard 3.1, the board announced this week. ...Read More
Bill to Give Flexibility on Where Hearings Can Be Held Passes Legislature 05/15/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The South Carolina legislature has passed a measure that would give some flexibility on where workers' compensation hearings can be held, saving the agency some drive time but perhaps costing injured workers a bit more. House Bill ...Read More

Bill to Raise Benefits for Hand, Foot Loss Passes Senate Committee 05/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A New Jersey Senate Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would significantly improve benefits for the loss of a hand or foot, and would require a study to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the state’s workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

BWC Renegotiating Contract After Being 'Hosed' by PBM 05/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is negotiating a better contract with its pharmacy benefits manager after officials said the PBM was costing the bureau millions in medication costs. ...Read More

Board Releases New Forms for Special Disability Fund Reimbursements 05/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Friday released new forms that must be used to request reimbursement from the Special Funds Group, effective June 1. ...Read More

Board Must Revisit Denial of Custodian's Claim in Light of Supreme Court Ruling 05/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board needs to revisit its denial of a custodian’s claim for benefits in light of the state Supreme Court’s clarification of what constitutes an “otherwise compensable injury.” ...Read More

Board Announces 'Ministerial' Changes to Notice Rule 05/03/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board is proposing minor changes to its rule on reports that must be submitted to the board to correct typographical citation errors and to clarify language, according to ...Read More

Burns White Medicare Group Joins Gordon Rees 05/02/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Five partners from the Burns White Medicare compliance group have left the law firm to join Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Drug Deletions, Additions to Formulary 05/01/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is inviting comments on proposed revision of its outpatient drug formulary rule. ...Read More
Bridge Rejoins Bailey & Galyen, This Time as COO 05/01/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
Fort Worth attorney James M. Bridge has rejoined the claimants' firm of Bailey & Galyen as chief operating officer. Bridge was with the firm from 1998 to 2002, and was most recently with the firm of Loncar & Associates. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School...Read More
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