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Board Releases Lists of New and Removed Providers 01/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board has removed 82 providers and added 84 on the list authorized to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations. The Workers’ Compensation Law requires providers to be licensed and registered with the state Education Depart...Read More

Board Proposes Amendments, Additions to Various Statutes 01/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board is proposing amendments and new rules to various sections of the state's workers’ compensation statutes, according to a filing posted in the New York State ...Read More

Bill Would Permit Direct Deposit of Benefits 01/09/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Senate has passed a bill that would authorize the payment of workers’ compensation benefits by direct deposit. ...Read More

Bill Proposes Criteria for Rating Impairments Caused by Breast Cancer 01/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 808 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Whether a woman is of childbearing age would not be an appropriate factor for doctors to consider when determining impairment ratings in breast cancer cases, under a bill that could be heard by the California Assembly Insurance Committee on Tuesday. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Employers to Comply With Laws Relating to Undocumented Workers 01/08/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new bill was introduced Thursday to require Florida employers to comply with specified provisions relating to the unlawful employment of undocumented workers, unfair immigration-related employment practices, and financial and criminal penalties for violations. ...Read More

Bill Introduced to Clarify Coverage for Peace Officers Injured Outside of State 01/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 763 | 1 | Popular with Legal
California police officers injured while apprehending a suspect or protecting lives outside of the state would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, according to a bill Assemblyman Tom Daly introduced on the first day of the legislative session. ...Read More

Bill Would Bump Compensation Judges' Pay by Nearly 22% 01/04/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 513 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 30 min read
A bill introduced Tuesday in the Florida Senate would increase the initial terms of judges of compensation claims from four to six years and bump their pay by nearly 22%. ...Read More

Board Took Action Against 49 Physicians in 2017 01/03/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board revoked, temporarily suspended or accepted the voluntary resignations of 49 physicians in 2017 — a 36.1% increase over the prior year....Read More

BWC Proposes Amendments to Fee Schedules 01/02/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on March 23 on amendments to its fe...Read More

Board Selects Formulary and Adopts New Impairment Guidelines 12/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1099 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board selected the Reed Group as its prescription drug formulary vendor and adopted revised permanency impairment guidelines, according to notices published in the latest New York State ...Read More
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