WI: Study Finds Medical Payments Per WC Claim Were Typical

Cambridge, MA (CompNewsNetwork) - Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Wisconsin were typical among 15 states for 2005/2008 claims, according to a study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScopeTM Medical Benchmarks for Wisconsin 10th Edition,...

TX: DWC Wants To Reconsider Payment Of Medical Bills

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments on informally proposed rules to amend 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §§133.2; 133.240, 133.250, and 134.600 regarding Definitions; Medical Payments and...

GA: SBWC Posts WC-26 Reminder

Atlanta, GA (CompNewsNetwork) - The WC-26, Consolidated Yearly Report of Medical Only Cases and Annual Payments on Indemnity Claims, is filed on or before March 1st following each calendar year in respect to all medical and indemnity payments for the previous year for work related injuries. File annually...

A Local Earthquake Heralds Changes to the Delaware Work Comp Health Care Payment System

Okay so where were you when you heard the news? Or felt the rumble? The advisory below from the Department of Labor arrived amidst a local earthquake. While this is not an oddity in some states, here in the First State we like to think we are standing firm upon the rock [Psalm 40:2] and that a shake...

CWCI Study Finds California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Exceed Pre-Reform Levels

Average amounts paid per claim for treatment, prescriptions and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management and cost containment, and med-legal reports in the California workers' compensation system have grown steadily since 2005, pushing average medical expenditures above the levels noted...

CWCI Study Finds California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Exceed Pre-Reform Levels

Average amounts paid per claim for treatment, prescriptions and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management and cost containment, and med-legal reports in the California workers' compensation system have grown steadily since 2005, pushing average medical expenditures above the levels noted...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (11/25/2011) – Climbing Over Guardrail and Jumping or Falling 60 Feet Was Not Within Course of Employment

Larson's Spotlight on Statute of Limitations, Structured Settlements, Special Errand, Unexplained Fall, and LHWCA Maximum Weekly Rate. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law...

Texas: Performance Based Oversight (12/23/11 Update)

Beginning January 1, 2012, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will begin its six month collection of data to assess insurance carriers for Performance Based Oversight (PBO). The PBO period will last until June 30, 2011. The PBO measures are as follows: Timely Initial Payment of Benefits...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup: Powered by Larson's (5/29/2012)

Sign up for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Sign up here to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: 21st Annual National Workers' Compensation Conference Agenda Posted Online . Nat'l WC Conference...

Not Just Another Daddy’s Girl….And a New Development on the Statute of Limitations in Delaware

This is really the Ketevan Sophia Sensor Post. The little charmer above is none other than Mike Sensor's daughter, Ketevan....sometimes known as "Keti Spaghetti". This child is so popular, so precocious she has her own following on Twitter. And speaking of precocious, Mike was right fully...

Not Just Another Daddy’s Girl….And a New Development on the Statute of Limitations in Delaware

This is really the Ketevan Sophia Sensor Post. The little charmer above is none other than Mike Sensor's daughter, Ketevan....sometimes known as "Keti Spaghetti". This child is so popular, so precocious she has her own following on Twitter. And speaking of precocious, Mike was right fully...

CWCI Study Tracks Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments

A new CWCI study on changes in California workers’ compensation medical payments finds that since accident year (AY) 2005 – the first year after the last round of workers’ compensation reforms – the average amounts insurers pay for medical services on work injury claims have jumped...