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Workers' Compensation News


 

DePaolo, WorkCompCentral's Founder, Dead at 56 07/18/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 12194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
David DePaolo, founder, president and chief executive officer of WorkCompCentral, died on Sunday. He was 56. ...Read More
 
 

CCWC Conference: Medical Executives Consider Impact of WC Drug Formulary 07/18/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 960 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
ANAHEIM, California — By the time the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation holds its next annual conference, the state's workers' comp system will have just introduced a prescription drug formulary. ...Read More
 
 

Appropriations Committee Schedules Hearing on Comp Bills 07/18/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 872 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The California Senate Appropriations Committee will discuss bills addressing impairment ratings, medical provider fraud, ancillary agreements to large deductible policies, and qualified medical evaluator designations when the Legislature returns from the summer recess Aug. 1. ...Read More
 
 

State Touts Achievements of SB 863, Highlights Further Efforts 07/18/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 994 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A report released by the California Department of Industrial Relations on Friday highlights savings for employers and increased benefits for employers flowing from reforms in Senate Bill 863, and also explores ways in which the administration is working to further reduce costs in the system. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Denies Review of Constitutional Challenge to Lien Fees 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1324 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The California Supreme Court last week denied review of another constitutional challenge to the lien provisions of Senate Bill 863. Dr. Robin Chorn, ...Read More
 
 

Conference Explores Myriad Methods for Reducing Spine-Related Disability 07/18/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Amid a growing national backlash against opioids, one physician explained during a conference on spine-related disability on Friday why he sees a place for the controversial drugs in treating back pain. ...Read More
 
 

WCA Says Data Errors Explain Reports of Late Benefit Payments 07/18/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NM | Segment: Top | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
More than 30% of initial benefit payments are not sent out on time in New Mexico, but the state’s Workers’ Compensation Administration says the numbers in insurer scorecards posted on its website are not necessarily accurate because of data-entry errors. ...Read More
 
 

As Construction Jobs Climb, so Do Workplace Accidents 07/18/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Speculation that Florida’s rising number of petitions for benefits might be caused in part by a booming construction industry could have some merit, experts say. ...Read More
 
 

Appellate Court Upholds Stacked Benefits That Add Up to More Than Worker's Pay 07/18/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 2372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Now that Illinois lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have finally been able to cobble together a stopgap budget to end a historic impasse and avoid an outright governmental collapse, the judiciary may have just thrown a monkey wrench into things. ...Read More
 
 

Supremes: GM May Reduce Retiree's Comp Benefits Because of SSDI 07/18/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1719 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
General Motors is entitled to offset its obligation to pay permanent disability benefits by the amount that the worker received in Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, even though the collective bargaining agreement that allowed the offset was adopted after he had retired, the Michigan ...Read More
 
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