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Workers' Compensation News


Optum's Surgical Care Affiliates Expands Connecticut Presence 06/02/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 426 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Surgical Care Affiliates Inc., a unit of Optum, has made an equity investment in Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgery Center, the company announced on Wednesday. ...Read More

OWCA Director Decries House Passage of Formulary Bill 05/30/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 710 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The head of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has come out against House Bill 592, which passed the House last week and would establish a drug formulary with the Official ...Read More
One Call Program Helps Ensure Injured Workers Get to Medical Appointments 05/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management has launched a service that will allow the company to quickly identify transportation issues that might prevent an injured worker from getting to a medical appointment. Through the program, called Relay Transportation, One Call’s staff can arrange alternativ...Read More

Opioid Guidelines Added to 2017 Fee Schedule 05/24/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted an amendment to its 2017 fee schedule. The 15-page ...Read More

Overall Compound Drug Spending, Costs Per Prescription Soar 05/23/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 857 | 0 | Popular with Legal
While total pharmacy spending is way down, the cost of compounded drugs nearly doubled in Texas from 2010 to 2016, according to a new report by the Department of Insurance’s Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group. ...Read More

OSHA Postpones Electronic Reporting Requirements 05/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 479 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying implementation of a rule requiring certain businesses to electronically submit their worker injury data starting July 1. ...Read More

One Year After 9.3% Rate Hike, NYCIRB Recommends 4.5% Cut 05/16/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 512 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board late Monday recommended that worker’s compensation rates decrease by 4.5%, a $400 million savings to employers. ...Read More
One Call to Consolidate Jacksonville Offices 05/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management, a provider of workers’ compensation care management services, plans to consolidate its two locations in Jacksonville. The combined offices will occupy more than 200,000 square-feet at One Call’s corporate headquarters at 841 Prudential Drive. The comp...Read More

Opioid Task Force Holds Second Meeting Today 05/04/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force will meet for the second time at 2 p.m. today at the state Industrial Commission, in the Dobbs Building at 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. The meeting will be held in the Jim Long Hearing Room, No. 3099, on the third floor. ...Read More

Outgoing Florida CFO Jeff Atwater Says Farewell to Constituents 05/03/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A goodbye letter from outgoing Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater was posted on the state's website Tuesday. ...Read More
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