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DWC Asks for Help on Balance Billing by Military Hospital 12/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio is known for its acclaimed trauma and burn-care units. It is the military’s only Level I trauma center, and one of only a few trauma centers in southwest Texas. ...Read More

MSF Gives Overview of Formulary Rules That Kick in April 1 12/13/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A webinar sponsored by Montana State Fund on Wednesday gave stakeholders an overview of new rules that will become mandatory next year, as the state joins Indiana as the latest in a growing number of jurisdictions that have adopted workers' compensation drug formularies. ...Read More

Employer's Right to Control Choice of Pharmacy Doesn't Allow Self-Designation 12/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Although injured workers in Louisiana do not have the right to get their medications from the pharmacy of their choice, the Court of Appeal last week ruled that an employer cannot turn the restriction into a license for self-dealing. ...Read More

Court Tosses $8,000 Fee Award as Unsupported by Substantial Reason 12/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 65 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals tossed an $8,000 award of attorney fees to an injured worker, based on the failure of the Workers' Compensation Board to explain its reasoning. ...Read More

Telemedicine Included in DWC's Adopted Research Agenda 12/13/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will conduct a “baseline” evaluation of telemedicine in 2019, along with updates of several ongoing studies, according to the Research and Evaluation Group Fiscal Year 2019 Research Agenda ...Read More

No Benefits for Deputy Sheriff's Alleged Mental Injuries From Racial Harassment 12/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board denying benefits to a deputy sheriff for alleged mental injuries inflicted by his colleagues. ...Read More
Insurers Will Report Indemnity Data to NCCI in 2020 12/13/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association announced this week that its  members will provide data to the National Council on Compensation Insurance as part of a nationwide study. Insurers will initially provide indemnity transaction data for the second qu...Read More

Report: State to Fight Lawsuit Over Hanford Presumption 12/13/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Officials in Washington state vowed to defend a new law creating a presumption of compensability for cancer, heart conditions and breathing problems suffered by workers at the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation. ...Read More

Pension Board's Denial of Application Went Against Manifest Weight of Evidence 12/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured police officer was entitled to a disability pension for his injuries, as the decision to deny his application went against the manifest weight of the record evidence. ...Read More

Pinnacol: Car Accidents Account for 40% of Fatalities 12/13/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Motor vehicle accidents account for 40% of the occupational fatalities in Colorado, according to state-chartered Pinnacol Assurance. Pinnacol, whi...Read More
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