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Workers' Compensation News


Hearings Now Set for 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., Commission Says 07/28/2020
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 66 min read
Starting this week, administrative law judges will hold hearings at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., rather than a specific time, the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission announced. ...Read More

Agency Offers COVID Codes, Telemed Services in Treatment Guidelines 07/28/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 38 min read
The Louisiana Workers' Compensation Administration is proposing changes to its medical treatment guidelines, including new billing codes and telemedicine services for treatment of COVID-19. ...Read More

COVID Claims Not as Costly as Feared, but Carriers Likely Won't See Profit in 2020 07/27/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 927 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 82 min read
Almost five months into the coronavirus pandemic, one thing is certain: Uncertainty remains the watchword for COVID's impact on the workers' compensation industry, actuaries said. ...Read More

'Pill Mill' Doctors Successfully Challenge Conviction for Conspiracy to Violate Anti-Kickback Law 07/27/2020
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 930 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 74 min read
Two doctors who ran an Alabama pill mill have successfully challenged part of their sentence, with the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals vacating their convictions for conspiracy to violate the federal anti-kickback statute. ...Read More

Employer Can't Get Summary Dismissal of Claims for Indemnity, Contribution 07/27/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 123 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer is not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a claim for indemnification and contribution for an employee's brain injury. ...Read More

Court Upholds Board's Authority to Establish Non-Acute Pain Treatment Guidelines 07/27/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the enactment of the Workers' Compensation Board's Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines fell within the scope of the board’s delegated authority. ...Read More

Court Clarifies 2nd Injury Fund Liability 07/27/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 123 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission may consider less serious injuries, disabilities or conditions in finding the Second Injury Fund liable for permanent total disability benefits. ...Read More

WCD Names Sally Coen as Administrator 07/27/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 32 min read
The state Department of Consumer and Business Services has named Sally Coen administrator for the Workers’ Compensation Division. ...Read More

L&I to Unveil New Interpreter Scheduling System in Fall 07/27/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The state Department of Labor & Industries says it will soon start a new spoken language interpreter scheduling system this fall. The new o...Read More

Lamont Signs Presumption Order for Early Virus Claims 07/27/2020
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
As he promised last week, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has issued an executive order providing a limited workers' compensation COVID-19 presumption for essential workers. ...Read More
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