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Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee Membership Set 12/28/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The California Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee will have new leadership in 2017. ...Read More
DaisyBill: Most DMEPOS Reimbursement Rates Changing in 2017 12/28/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1052 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
DaisyBill said its analysis of proposed changes to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule will amend reimbursement rates for 92% of procedures. The Division of Workers’ Compensation is ...Read More

Sedgwick Institute Takes Aim at Physician Dispensing 12/28/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 984 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The notion that injured workers are more likely to adhere to prescribed drug regimens if they receive their medication at the doctor’s office is a “red herring” in the issue of physician dispensing, according to a new report from the Sedgwick Institute. ...Read More

Human Rights Group Rebukes US Treatment of Injured Undocumented Workers 12/28/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1613 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The United States has built a global reputation for being a nation of immigrants, but it's now drawing rebuke from an international watchdog organization for its failure to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from exploitation and discrimination in the workplace. ...Read More

New Provider Rates Would Raise Costs by $80 Million, NCCI Estimates 12/28/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 803 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Proposed new reimbursement rates for hospital inpatient and outpatient services would raise costs in the Florida workers’ compensation system by an estimated $80 million, the National Council on Compensation Insurance says. ...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award to Loan Officer for Fall on Stairs 12/28/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeal upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a bank employee for her fall on the stairs of her workplace. ...Read More

General Contractor Owed No Duty of Care to Subcontractor's Employee 12/28/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 734 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that the general contractor on a construction project had no duty to protect a subcontractor's employee from an injury caused by his coworker. ...Read More

Property Owner Wasn't Liable for Injuries to Subcontractor's Employee 12/28/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1402 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a property owner could not be held liable for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor's injured employee, as a matter of law. ...Read More

NCCI: Wage Growth Expected to Accelerate in 2017 12/28/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 976 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Wage growth is expected to pick up next year to a rate of 4.2%, while job growth will continue to slow, according to a quarterly economics briefing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Newspaper Details Family's Adjustment to Father's Work Injury 12/28/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 822 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Vancouver, Washington, daily newspaper details one man's experience with the workers' compensation system after he was paralyzed in a work accident, in a story published this week. ...Read More
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