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Workers' Compensation News


Researchers: Chronic Opioids Shouldn't Derail Return to Work 08/10/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 546 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Opioid therapy can be one part of a strategy to get injured workers back on the job — sometimes even when the employee is still on opioids when he returns to work, according to newly published research. ...Read More

Registration Opens for Industrial Commission's 28th Annual Comp Seminar 08/09/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Idaho Industrial Commission opened registration for its 28th annual seminar on workers’ compensation, which will be Oct. 26 in Boise. ...Read More

Refinery Safety Rules Recommended by Task Force to Take Effect Oct. 1 08/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New regulations intended to improve workplace safety at California oil refineries will take effect on Oct. 1, the Department of Industrial Relations announced Friday. ...Read More
Revised Fee Schedule Goes Into Effect Sept. 1 08/07/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training sent out a letter last week announcing that the revised Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedule will take effect Sept. 1.  The ...Read More

Report: Older Workers Face Much Higher Workplace Fatality Rates 08/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Older workers are dying in work-related accidents at a much higher rate than that of U.S. workers overall, according to a new analysis that sheds light on one aspect of the aging of the nation’s workforce. ...Read More

Radiologist Strikes Back With Allegations of Vindictive Prosecution 08/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3679 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California radiologist says a grand jury indictment accusing him of paying fees for referrals should be thrown out for vindictive prosecution and the appearance of vindictiveness. ...Read More

Rating Bureau Proposes Reclassification for 66 Home Health Care Companies 08/01/2017
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sixty-six employers in the home health care industry would be reclassified under a proposed filing by the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau to its basic manual. ...Read More

Restaurant Owner Ordered to Pay $13K Restitution 08/01/2017
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of an Ohio restaurant and banquet hall will pay $13,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of workers’ compensation fraud, ...Read More

Return to Health Platform Gives Claimants Insight Into Treatment Options 07/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
WiserTogether is partnering with Peers Health to launch the Return to Health medical treatment platform for the disability and workers' compensation markets. ...Read More

Revised Formulary Rules Earn Cheers, Jeers 07/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The deadline for doctors to transition injured workers onto appropriate medications in revised formulary rules the Division of Workers’ Compensation posted for public comment are a welcome addition for system users wanting the regulations to have more teeth. ...Read More
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