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No Specific Loss Award for Worker Who Failed to Establish Permanency 08/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 303 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker did not sufficiently prove the permanent loss of functionality in his index finger to support an award for the specific loss of use of that finger. ...Read More
 
 

New WCC Office Has Space for Mediation 08/08/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has moved its Virginia Beach Regional Office, which is now open at 281 Independence Blvd., Suite 310 in Virginia Beach. ...Read More
 
 

Normandy Insurance Writing Policies in Pa., 3rd Expansion This Year 08/08/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Normandy Insurance Co., a monoline workers’ compensation carrier based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, is now offering coverage in Pennsylvania, the insurer announced in a press release. ...Read More
 
 

New Chronic Pain Guideline the Product of Painstaking Process 08/07/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CO | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has released a draft update to its medical treatment guidelines for chronic pain, more than doubling the length of the section on opioid prescribing. ...Read More
 
 

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Fall From Scaffold 08/02/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that summary judgment wasn’t appropriate for a Labor Law claim when there were triable issues of fact regarding the ability of the worker to use the available fall protection equipment. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Proposes Fifth Straight Rate Decrease Since 2011 Reforms 07/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 10.9% rate decrease effective Jan. 1 because of improved experience in policy year 2015 by Illinois insurers and declining lost-time claim frequency. ...Read More
 
 

New Policy on MSA Re-Review Will be Topic of Webinar 07/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tower MSA Partners is offering a free webinar on Aug. 3 about the amended review policy for previously approved Medicare set-asides that was recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...Read More
 
 

Next Level Administrators Hires Rafael Zeno 07/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Next Level Administrators, a workers’ compensation claims administrator based in Bradenton, Florida, has hired Rafael “Rafi” Zeno to serve as the firm's business development manager. ...Read More
 
 
New PT Evaluation Codes Being Watched Closely in Comp 07/25/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 927 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new set of codes for physical therapy evaluations implemented for Medicare on Jan. 1 is starting to make its way into workers’ compensation claims. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rolled out the new codes for physical therapy evaluations on Jan. 1. Rather than one c...Read More
 
 

Non-Opioid Pain Medication Is on FDA Fast Track for Review 07/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track designation for tanezumab, a medication for the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain or osteoarthritis. ...Read More
 
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