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Workers' Compensation News


Board's New Medical Policy Director Too Cozy With Employers, Insurers, Attorneys Charge 07/06/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board dropped what some worker advocates are calling another bombshell amidst the agency's long-simmering hostilities with some members of the claimants' bar. ...Read More

WCRI Flash Report Finds Golden State Leader in Falling Drug Prices 07/06/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 225 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 90 min read
The 75% decline in prescription drug payments per medical claim in California was the best observed among the 28 states the Workers Compensation Research Institute studied for a new flash report on pharmaceuticals. ...Read More

DWC Moves Hearing on Medical Reimbursement Rules to Video Conference 07/06/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has moved a long-awaited workshop and hearing to cyberspace due to the continued surge in coronavirus infections in the state. ...Read More

L&I Fines Employer $9,639 for Exposing Workers to COVID-19 07/06/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries said it fined a fitness center in Yakima $9,639 for exposing workers to COVID-19 by opening for business when it should have been closed. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Benefits Despite Judge's Error 07/06/2020
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Supreme Court of Rhode Island upheld the denial of benefits for a worker’s alleged neck injury even though a judge had erred in discounting the opinion of a medical expert. ...Read More

Maximum Monthly Benefit Increases by 2.9% 07/06/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations announced that the maximum monthly benefit for workers injured on or after July 1 increased by 2.9%. As ...Read More

June, July Cases to Be Set for August Docket 07/06/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Cases that were postponed from June because of the pandemic will now be set for August to help avoid a backlog, the North Carolina Industrial Commission said in a bulletin. ...Read More

State, Federal Comp Programs Post New Fee Schedules 07/06/2020
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The federal workers' compensation program and the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission have posted new medical fee schedules. ...Read More

Miami's Largest Hospital Again Cancels Elective Surgery as Virus Spreads 07/06/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 395 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 2 min read
Starting Monday, Miami's largest hospital will once again stop providing elective surgeries, a move that could mean further delays for injured workers who need operations. ...Read More

Despite Some Gains, Comments Show QME Community Not Satisfied With Latest MLFS Proposal 07/02/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 799 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
In its latest Medical-Legal Fee Schedule offering, the Division of Workers’ Compensation has upped the proposed payment for med-legal exams and proposed payment for no-shows and canceled appointments, two elements requested by California’s qualified medical evaluators and like-minded ...Read More
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