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Workers' Compensation News


Hospital Says COVID Closure Caused It to Miss Deadline in Fee Dispute 10/23/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has shot down a medical fee dispute resolution request from a West Palm Beach hospital, despite arguments from hospital officials that they didn't see a notice while staffers were working at home during the pandemic. ...Read More

DWC Wants Input on How to Audit Utilization Reviewers 10/23/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is seeking stakeholder input on what should be included in audits of utilization review agents. The au...Read More

Board Pitches Changes for PTSD, Medical Equipment, Prior Authorization 10/23/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board is proposing new rules that add mental stress care to the medical treatment guidelines, dictate new prior authorization procedures and set fees for durable medical equipment. ...Read More

Comp Should Subrogate Against Group Health on Some COVID Claims, Exec Says 10/22/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
Workers' compensation carriers and employers shouldn't allow themselves to be stuck paying for COVID-19 and other treatments that may be better suited for group health, industry executives said Wednesday. ...Read More

No Additional Compensation for Firefighter Injured in Training Exercise 10/22/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a firefighter was not entitled to additional benefits for a shoulder injury from a training exercise. ...Read More

L&I Drafting Wildfire Smoke Workplace Safety Rules 10/22/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced that it is developing new workplace safety and health rules covering wildfire smoke. ...Read More

Utility Co. Has Immunity From Liability to Subcontractor's Injured Employee 10/22/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a utility company is immune from civil liability to the injured employee of a subcontractor it hired to erect scaffolding at its power plant. ...Read More

JCC Properly Denies Petition for Same Benefits at Issue in Pending Appeal 10/22/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that a judge lacked jurisdiction over a petition for benefits involving the same attendant care he awarded in a prior final order currently on appeal. ...Read More

Coventry Webinar to Explore Cannabis in Comp 10/22/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Coventry WCS is hosting a webinar Wednesday to explore the workers’ compensation impact of state regulations and laws allowing the medical use of cannabis. ...Read More

Webinar to Focus on Patient Advocacy 10/22/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
A company that specializes in helping injured workers return to employment is hosting a free webinar Tuesday to discuss how focusing on the experiences of injured workers can improve claims outcomes. ...Read More
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