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CMS Plans to Revisit MSA Re-Review in 2017 12/27/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 882 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expects to update in the new year its re-review process to address situations where CMS has approved a Medicare set-aside amount, but settlement has not yet occurred and medical care in the claim has changed substantially. ...Read More

Contract Between State, Correctional Officers' Union Creates Committee 12/27/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 172 min read
A tentative agreement between New York's correctional officers' union and the state that would increase wages over five years would also create a committee to evaluate how well the state's workers' compensation system is working, the governor's office announced last week. ...Read More

Fire Station Mold Sparks Comp Claims 12/27/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1015 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
Mold in Indian River County fire stations that apparently sickened firefighters, prompting dozens of workers’ compensation claims, seems to be returning despite $2 million in cleanup efforts, according to news reports. ...Read More

Insurance Department Recommending 4.6% Loss Cost Decrease 12/27/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 683 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Missouri Department of Insurance is recommending a 4.6% decrease in loss costs in 2017, in contrast with the 3.7% cut suggested by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Gainesville Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud 12/27/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 736 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A Gainesville clinic owner pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and was ordered to repay $1 million after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance found that he billed for chiropractic services without having a licensed chiropractor on staff. ...Read More

Videotape Leads to Arrest of Claimant After $500K Spent on Benefits 12/27/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A Florida claimant who was provided motorized wheelchair because of an alleged work-related neck injury that prevented him from bending his body was arrested on workers' compensation fraud charges after investigators videotaped him cleaning his boat and pushing it off its trailer. ...Read More

BWC to Adopt Four Amended Payment and Formulary Rules 12/27/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has filed four new rules with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. Rules 41.23-6-21, Pay...Read More

RGA's Anna Manning to Step Up to CEO 12/27/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 870 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Reinsurance Group of America Inc. has appointed Anna Manning as the company’s chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

Colorado Cuts Loss Cost Component by 2.4% for 2017 12/27/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 635 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Colorado Division of Insurance has approved a 2.4% decrease in the average loss cost component of workers’ compensation premiums for next year. ...Read More

Amendments to Voc-Rehab Rules Proposed 12/27/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is considering amendments to its vocational rehabilitation rules to adjust limits on how much counselors can bill, and establish penalties against insurers and employers that deny services or fail to pay claims. ...Read More
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