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Workers' Compensation News


CLARA Names Vice President of Data Science 10/21/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
CLARA analytics, which provides artificial intelligence technology in the commercial insurance industry, named Karin Golde as its vice president of data science. ...Read More

TCPA Doesn't Bar Providers' Defamation Suit Against Injured Worker 10/21/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that the treatment providers for an injured worker could proceed with a defamation claim against him based on the allegedly false accusations he levied for having "botched" his knee surgeries. ...Read More

SUNZ Insurance Names New CFO 10/21/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
SUNZ Insurance announced Jeffrey Marshall has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. ...Read More

WCS: Insurer Action Required on PTD, Death Benefit COLAs 10/21/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section said insurer action is required with respect to cost-of-living adjustments for all permanent total disability and death benefits claims. ...Read More

Further Proceedings Needed to Determine Timeliness of Inmate's Appeal of Comp Decision 10/21/2020
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that further proceedings were necessary to determine whether an inmate filed a timely appeal to a ruling on his workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Put the Form Down: DLI Moving to New Claims Portal 10/21/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry said the online filing of “R” forms regarding rehabilitation requests and responses will not be available after next week because the department is moving to a new system. ...Read More

Office Adopts Final COVID Telemedicine Rules and Codes 10/21/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 115 min read
The Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration has adopted new reimbursement rules and billing codes for telemedicine services during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

Study: Medical Payments Per Claim Stabilize After Reforms Sent Them Tumbling 10/20/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 562 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Average medical payments per claim in California stabilized between 2015 and early 2019 thanks largely to legislative reforms that pushed costs down over several prior years, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

CCWC Holding Educational Webinar on Telemedicine 10/20/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation is holding an educational webinar on Oct. 28 covering the use of telemedicine. Ann ...Read More

Trucking Company Owners Accused of Misclassifying Workers to Save on Comp 10/20/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 794 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The owners of a trucking company in Sacramento were charged with multiple counts of insurance fraud for allegedly misclassifying workers as contractors to reduce workers’ compensation premiums by more than a quarter-million dollars, the California Department of Insurance announced. ...Read More
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