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Supreme Court Won't Review 2nd DCA Decision on IMR Deadlines 09/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2463 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a decision from the 2nd District Court of Appeal, which found the statutory deadlines for the state's independent medical review provider to be discretionary. ...Read More
 
 

Reed Group Responds to Formulary Criticism 09/16/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1663 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Reed Group said the formulary that it licenses from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, which served as the basis for the formulary proposed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation, is based on the highest degree of quality evidence available. ...Read More
 
 

DIR Proposes Extending Deadline to Apply for $120M Fund 09/16/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1062 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
The Department of Industrial Relations will hold a hearing Oct. 31 on the California Applicants' Attorneys Association proposal to extend the deadline for workers to apply for payments from the $120 million Return-to-Work Supplement Program created by SB 863. ...Read More
 
 

Cop Battles for Lost Wages for First Responders Traumatized by Tragedy 09/16/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Florida claimants’ attorney representing an Orlando cop who was traumatized from helping  bag the bodies after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub said Thursday he will lobby the Legislature to include lost wages, and not just medical benefits, for mental-mental claims file...Read More
 
 
Fitch Ratings Clarifies Elements of Insurance Rating Methodology 09/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 617 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
Fitch Ratings has revised elements of its rating methodology for clarification, the company announced Thursday. The revisions, published in an update to the company's master insurance criteria, "Insurance Rating Methodology," will not affect existing ratings....Read More
 
 

PPD Benefits Due to Murdered Worker Are Payable to His Estate 09/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 520 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a worker who was murdered while his claim was pending, and it ruled that his benefits were payable to his estate. ...Read More
 
 

Fallin Appoints House Speaker's Policy Adviser to Work Comp Commission 09/16/2016
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday that she appointed Jordan Russell to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission to replace Dr. LeRoy Young, who has resigned effective Oct. 3. ...Read More
 
 

Dispute Over $100 Payment Precluded Summary Judgment on BWC's Subrogation Claim 09/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
An Ohio appellate court revived a subrogation claim by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation because of an unresolved question about whether a $100 payment had been a payment of benefits for an injured worker prior to the date she entered into a settlement with a third-party tortfeasor....Read More
 
 

L&I Can Recoup Overpayment From Worker's 'Innocent Misrepresentation' 09/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 1050 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state Department of Labor and Industries could recover overpayments it had made to an injured worker because of its mistaken belief that he was married. ...Read More
 
 
TPA North American Risk Services Promotes 2 to Director Positions 09/16/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 520 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
Third-party administrator North American Risk Services (NARS) appointed two new departmental directors, the company announced Thursday. Elaina Delhardt is the new director of quality assurance, and Karen O'Keefe-Payne is the new director of project management. Delhardt will le...Read More
 
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