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Bill Would Extend WC to Volunteer Workers, Not Just Firefighters 10/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 173 min read
When a volunteer at a bingo-night fundraiser for a Pennsylvania volunteer fire department crushed her hand in a door this summer, she was told that the injury was not compensable because she wasn't actually a firefighter. ...Read More

Board Will Release Revised Medical Fee Schedule Today 10/03/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
After reviewing public comments on its proposed medical fee schedule that was released in June, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has revised the schedule and will make it available today. ...Read More

BusinessFirst Expands Work Comp Coverage to State 10/02/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Array | 413 min read
BusinessFirst Insurance Co. has received regulatory approval from the Indiana Department of Insurance to begin offering workers' compensation insurance coverage in the state. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Carriers to Cover Medical Marijuana 10/02/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 126 min read
A bill introduced into the New Jersey Assembly would require, not just allow, workers' compensation carriers to cover medical marijuana for injured workers. ...Read More

Board Asks Parties to Curb Duplicate Forms 10/01/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board posted a bulletin on Friday asking parties to refrain from submitting forms in multiple formats. ...Read More

Board Erred in Rejecting Medical Opinions That Support Carrier's Denial of Claim 09/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers' Compensation Board erroneously applied the law of the case doctrine to reject the medical opinions that a carrier had relied on to deny a claim for a new/omitted condition. ...Read More

Board Removes Dozens of Doctors, Adds Dozens More to Authorized Provider List 09/27/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has removed more than 100 physicians from the list of those authorized to treat injured workers, and added about 100 new names to the list, the board announced this week.  ...Read More

Bureau Proposes Rule Changes for Public Employees 09/25/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 65 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing Oct. 31 to discuss a number of changes to rules affecting public employees who are injured on the job. ...Read More

BBSI's Former CFO Indicted Over Allegedly False Financial Reports 09/24/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The former chief financial officer of Barrett Business Services Inc. has been indicted in connection with the alleged underreporting of the professional employer organization’s workers’ comp expenses, by about $12 million, in 2013. ...Read More

BWC Accepting Comments on Proposed Transitional Work Grant Rule 09/24/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing a change to the rule on transitional work development grants to loosen the minimum qualifications for a transitional work developer. ...Read More
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