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DWC Gives Up on New Reimbursement Manuals Until Next Year 02/13/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
With disagreements over medical fees on all fronts and time running out, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has decided to wait until next year to finalize reimbursement manuals for hospitals, doctors and ambulatory surgery centers. ...Read More

Court Tosses Denial of Disability Retirement Benefits for Crossing Guard Struck by Car 02/13/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a denial of disability retirement benefits for a crossing guard who was struck by a car. Case:...Read More

IMR Volumes Holding Steady for Fourth Consecutive Year 02/12/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 660 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
LOS ANGELES — A contractor for the California Division of Workers’ Compensation issued 184,735 independent medical review decisions last year, up from 172,250 in 2017 and 176,002 in 2016. ...Read More

Judge Denies Class Certification in Applied Underwriters Case 02/12/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 397 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
A federal judge in Northern California denied a request to certify a class in a lawsuit three employers filed against Applied Underwriters over its EquityComp and SolutionOne programs. ...Read More

Ruling Leaves Rail Workers With No Comp or Tort Protection 02/12/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Thirty years after the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that New Jersey Transit employees' workplace injuries are covered by federal liability law, the same court has had a change of heart, declaring that the state has sovereign immunity protection against lawsuits. ...Read More

Employer Liable for Penalties for Late Payment of PPI Benefits 02/12/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court last week ruled that an employer that requests multiple medical specialists to provide permanent impairment ratings for an injured employee cannot put off its payment of benefits until every expert has weighed in. ...Read More

Doctor to Stop Seeing WC Patients After Fight With Insurer 02/12/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Florida psychologist in the middle of well-publicized workers' compensation case says he's had enough of insurers dictating medical treatment and is calling it quits. ...Read More

Attorney's Misconduct Didn't Extend Time for Worker to Refile Claim 02/12/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker waited too long to refile her claim for benefits after discovering her prior attorney's misconduct related to her original filing. ...Read More

House Passes Bill Allowing Advanced Practice Nurses to Treat Injured Workers 02/12/2019
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill that would add to the list of Level I treating physicians advanced practice nurses who have prescription authority. ...Read More

Bill Proposes to Allow PTSD Coverage for Cops, Firefighters 02/12/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 10 min read
The Commerce and Human Resources Committee of the Idaho Senate approved a measure that would allow cops and firefighters to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder that isn’t caused by a physical injury. ...Read More
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