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Another Commission Studying Potential Closed Formulary 10/13/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
When the North Carolina legislature directed the state Industrial Commission to study the implementation of a drug formulary, the order was limited to state employee claims only. ...Read More

ACOEM Journal Releases Meta-Analysis of Fatigue Studies 10/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A meta-analysis of more than 100 studies on occupational fatigue showed that sleep loss and poor working conditions tend to cause workplace fatigue most often. ...Read More
A.M. Best: Falling Rates Cast Shadow on Strong Performance 10/12/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Despite seeing rate decreases in each quarter of 2015, the workers’ compensation insurance industry experienced solid underwriting results last year, with a combined ratio that improved 5.5 points to 96.0, according to a report released Tuesday by A.M. Best. Workers’ comp net ...Read More

Attorney Arthur Kane Dies in Sleep at 98 10/10/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Former workers' compensation attorney Arthur O. Kane, a philanthropist who gave millions to support the University of Chicago and its Law School, died on Oct. 1 "peacefully in his sleep," according to an obituary in the Chicago Tribune. He was 98. ...Read More

Attorney Josephine Ko Joins Vigilant 10/10/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 170 min read
Vigilant, a company that provides employment law and workers’ compensation services to employers, has added Josephine Ko to its legal staff, the company announced last week. ...Read More
Aluminum Warehouse Fined $89,000 After 2 Amputations 10/07/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Two amputations and a thumb injury at a Pennsauken aluminum warehouse gave federal safety inspectors the fuel to fine its owners roughly $89,000. The federal workplace safety agency cited Aluminum Shapes LLC for not using machine guards and reporting the amputations late. It has cite...Read More

Abuse of Electrodiagnostic Testing a Growing Concern 10/05/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 800 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Electrodiagnostic testing can be a valuable tool to assess nerve damage in an injured worker, but the tests are often overused in workers’ compensation and may even be conducted fraudulently. ...Read More

Agency Releases New Compensation Rates, COLA Reimbursements, Attorney Fee Schedule 10/05/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents has released new COLA payment and reimbursement schedules, maximum and minimum weekly compensation rates and a new attorneys’ fee schedule, effective this past Saturday. ...Read More

Attorney Wants to Deny Uninsured Employers Their Sales Tax Licenses 10/04/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 666 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A South Dakota claimants’ attorney will ask the state Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council to help push legislation to target uninsured employers. ...Read More

Another State Looks to Jump on Formulary Bandwagon 09/30/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
New York is looking to join nine other states in adopting a workers' compensation drug formulary that supporters say will control costs and ease the opioids epidemic. ...Read More
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