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NCCI Recommends 1.2% Rate Cut for 2017 10/12/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 651 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
The Idaho Department of Insurance said workers’ compensation rates are set to drop 1.2% in 2017. The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending the overall rate reduction, the department said in a statement Tuesday. While claim frequency has remained consistent, medi...Read More
National Workers' Comp And Disability Conference Set For Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 10/12/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo is set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 this year in New Orleans. Calling itself the industry's largest expo, the event will feature more than 260 vendors. Tim East, the director of corporate risk management for Th...Read More
New Mexico Mutual Building New Digs 10/12/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 684 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 114 min read
New Mexico Mutual on Tuesday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $17.2 million headquarters that will also house its claims-adjusting subsidiary, the Albuquerque Journal reported...Read More
Failure to Appear at Mediation Nixes Petition for Judicial Review 10/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 707 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker's challenge to the denial of his request to expand the scope of his comp claim was properly dismissed based on his failure to appear for mediation. Case: Amara v. ATK Space Systems, No. 2015-CA-22, 09/30/2016, published. Fac...Read More
Employer Gets Summary Judgment on Worker's Request for Additional Medical Care 10/12/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee's Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an employer was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker's request for additional medical treatment because her request was time-barred. Case: Arnold v. Courtyard Management Corp., ...Read More
Debate Continues Over ASC Reimbursement Rates 10/12/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A chain of ambulatory surgery centers contended at a public hearing earlier this month that the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s fee schedule, recently ruled invalid by a judge, has created a “significant reimbursement disparity” between surgery centers and hospital outpat...Read More
DFS Proposes New Rule for Imputing Payroll and Penalty Calculations 10/12/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 585 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 45 min read
The Florida Department of Financial Services is proposing two rule changes dealing with its procedures for imputing payroll and penalty calculations and the definition of payroll for calculating penalties. Proposed Rule 69L-6.028 would allow the agency to impute an employer’s payrol...Read More
Occ Docs Propose Ways to Improve UR Quality 10/11/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
One reason utilization review bogs down is because providers requesting treatment and agents conducting the review have difficulty contacting each other to exchange information, according to a group of occupational medicine physicians. But the group has proposed a solution, as one part of...Read More
Insurance Commissioner Hears Pitch for 4.3% Rate Reduction 10/11/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 937 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
SAN FRANCISCO – The numbers have changed a bit, but the song remained the same at Monday’s hearing on the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s 2017 advisory pure premium rate recommendation. Medical costs are developing favorably and taking the sting out...Read More
Epic Adds Gerrad Newton to Auto Dealer Specialty Program 10/11/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced on Monday that Gerrad Newton has joined the firm’s Sacramento office as a producer. Newton will work within the auto dealer specialty program. He will focus on workers' compensation and garage liability for auto and moto...Read More
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