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Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

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... Read More

California 2007 Reforms Reduced Costs of Physician-Dispensed Drugs: Study Shows Success Spawned Imitators
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

The fact that the 53-percent of all of the 2010/2011 prescriptions in the California workers’ compensation system that physicians dispensed cost a proportional 52-percent of the total for every prescription in the system showed the effectiveness... Read More

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

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... Read More

2011 Illinois Workers Comp Reform Employer PPO Plans
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Brad Bleakney

By Brad Bleakney, Esq. The Illinois Workers Comp Reforms of 2011 offer major changes which are too many to list in a single post but I will try to cover the summary of major changes in future posts. The two biggest changes under the 2011 Illinois... Read More

California 2007 Reforms Reduced Costs of Physician-Dispensed Drugs: Study Shows Success Spawned Imitators
Posted on 19 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

The fact that the 53-percent of all of the 2010/2011 prescriptions in the California workers’ compensation system that physicians dispensed cost a proportional 52-percent of the total for every prescription in the system showed the effectiveness... Read More

CA: DWC Files Amendment to Ambulance Fee Schedule
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND, CA - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has adopted and filed an amendment to the air ambulance service fees section in the official medical fee schedule (OMFS) with the Secretary of State. The amended regulation exempts “air... Read More

CA: DWC OMFS To Conform To Changes In Medicare Payment System
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation has posted an adjustment to the inpatient hospital section of the official medical fee schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor... Read More

ID: Industrial Commission Proposes Changes to Fee Schedules
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BOISE, ID - The Idaho Industrial Commission has proposed a rule that includes a fee schedule for physicians, hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers. Public hearings have been scheduled. Read the proposed rules: http://www.iic.idaho.gov/index... Read More

CA: DWC Adjusts Section Of Medical Fee Schedule To Conform With Medicare Payment System
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) section of the official medical fee schedule (OMFS) to conform... Read More

CA: DWC Posts Ambulance Fee Schedule Update
Posted on 31 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Oakland, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers' Compensation has adopted an order adjusting the ambulance services section of the official medical fee schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor... Read More

NY: WCB Chair Beloten Statement On Medical Fee Schedule
Posted on 2 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, Robert Beloten made the following statement on medical fee schedule: "Health care providers in the workers' compensation system have not seen... Read More

MS: MWCC Summarizes 2010 Changes to Medical Fee Schedule
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

JACKSON, MS - The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission has summarized the 2010 changes to the medical fee schedule, including, among other things: redefining the phrase "medical necessity" adding a rule that medical impairment... Read More