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Sompo Japan Gets Nod to Write Insurance in State 11/17/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 499 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has granted authority to Sompo Japan Fire & Marine Insurance Co. of America to begin selling workers' compensation and other insurance lines in the state. ...Read More

WCD Offers Advice on New Prior Authorization Rules 11/17/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 631 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 378 min read
Colorado health care providers should use the prior authorization process to ensure payment for treatments that do not fall squarely within the recommendations of the state’s medical treatment guidelines rather than the notification process created by new rules that go into effect at the st...Read More

WCC to Consider Changes to Fee Schedule, IME Rules 11/17/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 722 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court has scheduled a public hearing for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 to receive testimony on several proposed rule changes. ...Read More
Comp Division Proposing Changes to Cumulative-Trauma Guidelines 11/17/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 778 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 191 min read
The Colorado Workers’ Compensation Division is holding a hearing in December on proposed revisions to the cumulative trauma section of its medical treatment guidelines. The division is proposing to repeal the entire current section covering cumulative trauma conditions and insert al...Read More
WCB Announces Website Changes 11/17/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 355 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division said it made several improvements to its website that are designed to improve legal research and performance. The board added short summaries to decisions that users can read before downloading the entire decision. Right now, the board h...Read More

Health Panel to Discuss Marijuana, Neck and Back Treatment 11/17/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Medical marijuana will be one topic of discussion during a meeting of the Massachusetts Health Care Services Board on Saturday. The meeting...Read More
Premium Assessments Increasing 9% 11/17/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that premium assessments will increase by 9% in 2017. The division will assess insured and self-insured employers at a rate of 6.8% to fund its operations, as well as those of the Workers’ Compensation Board, most of the Occu...Read More

Supreme Court Reverses Authorization for Worker to Have 3rd Back Surgery 11/17/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: NORTH | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Delaware Supreme Court ruled that a trial judge erred in reversing the decision of a hearing officer's finding that a worker was not entitled to a third back surgery. ...Read More

Lipnic Speculated to Take Over Labor Department 11/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1074 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Political journalists covering the presidential transition speculate that Donald Trump will choose Victoria Lipnic, one of two Republican commissioners on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to head up the Department of Labor.  ...Read More

Webinar on Election's Impact on Opioid Epidemic Set for Nov. 30 11/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
The founder of a Washington, D.C.-area consulting firm on behavioral health issues will host a webinar on how the 2016 election results might influence the opioid epidemic, on Nov. 30. ...Read More
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