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Claims Processing Administrative Cost Factor Increasing to 22.78% 12/11/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that the factor used to calculate reimbursement will increase next year for carriers and self-insured employers that paid supplemental disability benefits to a preferred worker. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Award Due to Change in Statutory Presumption of Compensability 12/11/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 52 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 46 min read
The North Carolina Supreme Court overturned an award of benefits to a Wal-Mart employee because it was unclear whether the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s decision was based only on a presumption of compensability that the legislature eliminated. ...Read More
DWC Increases 2019 Premium Surcharge 12/11/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 58 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation increased the Workers’ Compensation Cash Fund premium surcharge, to 1.35% for 2019, from 1%. At the same time, the division imposed a 0.1% premium surcharge for the Subsequent Injury Fund and Major Medical Fund. There was no asses...Read More

Coal Mine Rate Bureau Asks for 10% Increase 12/11/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 59 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Workers' compensation costs may be dropping across the country, but not for coal mining companies in Pennsylvania. The Coal Mine Compensation...Read More

WC Won't Pay for Prospective Injuries, Fire Department Told 12/11/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
There's no such thing as a prospective injury in workers' compensation, and insurance won't pay for prophylactic medical treatment. That i...Read More

Court Strikes Expert Medical Opinion on Compensability of Worker's Mold Exposure 12/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that a judge of compensation claims should not have admitted the medical opinion presented by a worker allegedly sickened by her exposure to mold. ...Read More

Bills Would Expand Presumption for Firefighters, Ease Contractor Status for Taxi Drivers 12/11/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Two workers' compensation bills that saw little action in 2018 have been carried over to the 2019 legislative session, which begins Jan. 9. ...Read More

Prosecutors Allege Kickback Scheme Netted $211M 12/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1365 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Federal prosecutors in Southern California say a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors who prescribed compound drugs to injured workers netted more than $211 million in payments over a four-year period. ...Read More

Public Health Department Reports Data on Carpal Tunnel 12/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
As many as 6.3 out of every 10,000 full-time employees in California might have carpal tunnel syndrome, according to information the state Department of Public Health posted on its website. ...Read More

Doctor and Patient Charged With Insurance Fraud 12/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Southern California prosecutors charged a doctor and a patient with insurance fraud for generating more than $850,000 in bills for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compound creams. ...Read More
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