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Workers' Compensation News


 
New Fee Schedule Unlikely to Improve Access 03/07/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 729 | 0
The Workers Compensation Research Institute says the new fee schedule could improve access. What nonsense!WCRI said that the new fee schedule could change utilization patterns because it would increase pay to primary care providers. In the same breath, WCRI admitted that "the institute d...Read More
 
 
No Medicare Set Aside Money for Undocumented Immigrant 01/20/2014
By: Matthew Ignoffo
State: NA | Segment: | 776 | 0
The facts in the case of Ramos v. Becco Contractors, Inc. involve an accepted ankle injury of Jose Ramos. Ramos eventually sought benefits for permanent total disability and in doing so included a n...Read More
 
 
New York Struggling To Save Anti-Subrogation Law 12/27/2013
By: Timothy S. Mentkowski
State: NY | Segment: | 665 | 0
Following closely on the heels of an unfavorable decision, state legislators in Albany wasted no time embarking on a rescue mission to save New York’s anti-subrogation statute from ERISA preemption. McKinney’s G.O.L. §§ 5-101 and 5-335. The statute, originally enacted in 2009, ...Read More
 
 
No TTD if Fired for Cause 11/11/2013
By: Michael E. Chase
State: SC | Segment: | 726 | 0
A recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision is a significant win for employers. The court held in Pollack v. Southern Wine that employers cannot be held to pay temporary total disability (TTD) benefits t...Read More
 
 
National Trends in Workers' Compensation 08/15/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 463 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series by Program Chair Steve Rissman highlighting some of the upcoming sessions.One of the WCEC&r...Read More
 
 
National Assn. of Workers' Comp Judiciary: A WCEC Session Preview 07/03/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 494 | 0
Editor’s Note: The Workers' Compensation Institute's 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series highlighting some of the events at the conference.The ...Read More
 
 
National Workers' Compensation Review: A WCEC Session Preview 06/12/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 496 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 18 - 21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series by Program Chairman Steve Rissman highlighting some of the upcoming sessions.One of our highes...Read More
 
 
New York Self-Insurance: Chicken Stew 06/03/2013
State: NY | Segment: | 578 | 0
The folks at Murray Bresky Consultants are just trying to scratch out a living by raising chickens Normal 0 ...Read More
 
 
New Opioid Guidelines: Well Done Washington 01/23/2013
State: WA | Segment: | 730 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Washington State's Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued new, and quite comprehensive, guidelines for prescribing opioids to treat injured workers. Yes, Washington is a monopolistic state. Yes, I've been critical in the past of certain L&I measures that gained widespr...Read More
 
 
NCCI Report on Auto Accidents has Interesting Subrogation Numbers 12/24/2012
By: James J. Moore
State: NA | Segment: | 896 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is the largest rating bureau in the nation. Their statistics cover 21 or more states. One of most dangerous places to work is in your automobile, according to their report.  Surprisingly, the number of auto accidents that result in inju...Read More
 
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