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Workers' Compensation News


Medicare Set-Aside Re-Review Offers Another Bite at Settlement Apple 07/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now offering to re-evaluate Medicare set-aside amounts that it has already approved in cases where medical cost projections have substantially change, a step that may allow more workers’ compensation claims to move to settlement. ...Read More

Maximum Benefit Rate to Rise 0.78% Next Year 07/13/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 297 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
New Jersey's injured workers will see the cap on their weekly benefits increase by $7 next year. The Division of Workers' Compensation announced...Read More

Medical Advisory Committee Continues Review of Spinal Cord Stimulators 07/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Medical Advisory Committee will continue its review of whether spinal cord stimulators should be compensable under the state’s workers’ compensation law, during an Aug. 4. Meeting. ...Read More

Maximum Monthly Benefit Increases to $3,802.17 07/07/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 427 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Maximum monthly disability compensation increased to $3,802.17 for injuries sustained on or after July 1 to correspond with an increase in the state’s average weekly wage, the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

Maximum Weekly Benefit Rises Less Than 1% 07/03/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The maximum weekly benefit rate for workers' compensation claimants in New York rose by less than 1% over the weekend. The New York State Worker...Read More

Matrix Absence Management Acquires Partners Claims Services 06/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Matrix Absence Management has acquired Partners Claims Services Inc., a third-party administrator in Seattle. Partners brings claims management exp...Read More

Medical Marijuana Called an Issue for Case Managers to Watch 06/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 568 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ comp case managers should start taking a closer look at medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids for managing injured workers’ pain, a One Call Care Management vice president told an audience at the 2017 Case Management Society of America conference in Austin, Texas, th...Read More

Medical Pot Dispensaries Lose Comp Coverage Ahead of Opening 06/30/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 713 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii's workers' compensation insurer of last resort has canceled policies for seven soon-to-open medical marijuana dispensaries because the federal government still considers the drug illegal, ...Read More

MEM Hires Three Executives 06/28/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Missouri Employers Mutual has hired three executives, the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds announced in its latest ne...Read More
Maximum Weekly Benefits Increase for Injured Workers 06/27/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The maximum weekly benefits paid to injured workers and those who are unemployed will increase starting Sunday, Iowa Workforce Development says. The increase in benefits results from rising wages covered by unemployment insurance, with the average annual wage for insured Iowa workers up t...Read More
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