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NY: WCB Chair's Statement on Release of the Medical Treatment Guidelines Proposed Regulations

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - This week, the Board fulfilled a promise of the 2007 Workers' Compensation reforms by publishing proposed regulations that will make evidence based medical treatment guidelines mandatory in our system. These Guidelines would not have been possible without the courageous...

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...

MO: Western District Announces 'Open Season' On Employers

Just when Missouri business was feeling good about things after comp reform, the court of appeals has now announced open season and allows claimants with occupational disease cases to go after their employers in circuit court instead of comp. State ex rel KCP&L Greater Mo. Operations Co. v Hon. Cook...

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related medical care. This is the official form language...

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related medical care. This is the official form language...

LexisNexis 2011 Special Achievement Award for Workers’ Compensation

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community is pleased to announce the recipient of its first Special Achievement Award. This year we would like to honor a social media phenomenon on LinkedIn - the Work Comp Analysis Group . In the fall of 2008, Mark Walls, an Assistant Vice President...

Another Busy Year for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health

The new 2011 Edition of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis) has shipped to customers This was another busy year for workers' compensation and occupational health. In light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, many were trying to predict...

Dr. Peter Barth on 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation: Progress and Unmet Goals Mark Centennial

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute kicked off its November 16-17, 2011 Annual Conference with reviewing the first 100 years of workers’ compensation. Workers’ Compensation guru Dr. Peter Barth provided a Centennial 60 Minutes. Barth’s presentation had a “Back...

Dr. Peter Barth on 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation: Progress and Unmet Goals Mark Centennial

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute kicked off its November 16-17, 2011 Annual Conference with reviewing the first 100 years of workers’ compensation. Workers’ Compensation guru Dr. Peter Barth provided a Centennial 60 Minutes. Barth’s presentation had a “Back...

Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act (H.R. 2465), which is designed to strengthen and enhance the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), the workers' compensation program for federal employees. The goals of...

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room

On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute, discusses the challenges of return to work opportunities for injured workers and the workers compensation questions presented by the unprecedented disruption of the labor market. Copyright© 2011...

Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room (Podcast Transcript)

Note: This transcript of the Dr. Victor podcast has been partially edited. Steve Berstler: On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute on the workers’ compensation systems Elephant in the Room. The opinions expressed by guests...

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National

In this Emerging Issues Analysis article now available on the LexisNexis Bookstore for purchase, Karen C. Yotis, Esq. examines the 2011 legislative reforms to Illinois workers’ compensation from a claims-handling perspective, as explained to her in an interview with Mark Walls, the Assistant Vice...

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National

In this Emerging Issues Analysis article now available on the LexisNexis Bookstore for purchase, Karen C. Yotis, Esq. examines the 2011 legislative reforms to Illinois workers’ compensation from a claims-handling perspective, as explained to her in an interview with Mark Walls, the Assistant Vice...

50 State Legislative Survey At a Glance for Workers’ Compensation

Quite a few years ago I had the pleasure of participating, along with Emeritus Professor Arthur Larson and a few others, in a small, lively, interactive, non-musical “jam session” at Duke University Law School, during which we discussed various aspects of American jurisprudence. The ad hoc...

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Law Upheld By State Supreme Court

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld Senate Bill 1062, which replaced the state's Workers' Compensation Code with the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, and which allows some employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation system under the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit...