WEDI: Only Half of States Ready for ICD-10 Switch for Work Comp Claim Purposes .
MSP Report Examines Impact of MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements .
New England Governors Urge FDA to Change Opioid Warning Labels .
AK: Uber Agrees to Pay State a Fine for Unpaid Workers Compensation Insurance...
Obama Signs Executive Order for Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave .
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices .
Houses Passes Bills to Address Opioid Abuse .
NIOSH Examines Lessons Learned of 9/11 Health Effects .
Study Finds Police Officer Risk of Injury in...
US DOL Reports 2 Percent Increase in Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2014 .
CDC Unveils Draft Guidelines for Physicians Prescribing Opioids .
HHS to Revise Rules for Medication to Treat Opioid Dependence .
OSHA Revises Publication to Protect Safety of Firefighters .
NIOSH Seeks Feedback on...
OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Employer Record Keeping .
NIOSH Posts 2014 Mid-Year Worker Fatality Report for Oil and Gas Industry .
AFL-CIO Releases 2015 Edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect .
Museum of Tort Law, Which Includes Workers Comp Exhibit, Now Open to...
CompPharma Releases Latest Workers Comp Prescription Drug Management Study .
OSHA Moves a Step Closer to Finalizing New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule .
Study Finds Long Term Opioid Use Less Effective for 4 out of 5 Women .
AZ: NCCI Explains 2.2% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing .
DOL Drafts New Multi-Employer Citation Standard (Franchisor Liability) at OSHA .
GOP Attacks Scope, Transparency of DOL’s Standard for Franchisor Liability at OSHA .
Study Finds 1 in 5 Small Businesses OK With Employee Medical Marijuana Use at Work .
JAMA: Opioid Dependence/Abuse Increased...
Latest Map of Uninsured in America Shows Lack of Health Insurance in the South .
Survey of Occupational Injuries, Illnesses Shows Nearly 3 Million Workplace Injuries in 2014 .
EEOC Proposes Allowing Genetic Information for Voluntary Workplace Wellness Programs .
Congressional Blog Warns of Injured...
A.M. Best: U.S. Workers Comp Performance Improves Despite Rate Softening .
Travelers, Hartford, AIG Rank as Top Three Workers Comp Insurers in 2014 .
Shifting Trends of Prescription Opioids and Heroin Abuse in the US .
AK: WCB Approves Changes to Workers Comp Fee Schedule .
CA: Federal Judge...
Experts Predict Shrinking of Workers Comp, Blurring of Healthcare/WC Systems .
CEOs of On Demand Companies Call for Worker Safety Net, Work Protections, Benefits .
Domestic Worker Advocates Push New Initiatives for On-Demand Workers .
CDC Posts Factors Associated With Poor Control of 9/11-Related...
WCRI: Medical Prices Lower, Grew Slower in States With Medical Fee Schedules .
OSHA Seeks Public Comment on Safety & Health Program Management Guidelines .
US Dept. of Labor Proposes Rule to Update Implementation of EEOICPA .
Documentary Film Made of Temp Worker Killed in Tragic Accident...
NCOIL Commits to Investigate “Opt-Out” Workers’ Comp, Stand Up to Federal Intervention .
Third Circuit Rules Temp Workers Can Sue for Bias in Workplace .
Telecommuting Challenges How to Measure, Regulate and Compensate Work .
Telecommuting Could Change What Qualifies as “Work”...
NCCI Analyzes State Differences in Diagnosis, Treatment of Joint Injuries .
Businesses Consider Purchase of Active Shooter Insurance .
Study Finds News Media Focuses on Criminal, Not Preventative Aspects of Opioid Abuse .
CA: DWC Posts Changes to OMFS (Physician Services/Non-Physician Practitioner...
ProPublica Investigates Tyson Foods’ Push for Workers Comp Changes .
Former Security Guards at US Nuclear Weapons Complex Decry Lack of EEOIC Benefits .
CDC Publishes 2011 Life Tables .
Brookings Publishes Policy Brief on Modernizing Labor Laws for “Independent Workers .” ...
ProPublica Examines Power, Wealth of Middlemen at Workers Comp Conferences .
CDC Reports Increase in Drug, Opioid Overdose Deaths in U.S. 2000-2014 .
CDC Opens Comment Period for Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain .
NIOSH Examines Troubling Statistics on Opioid...
Doctor’s Union Challenges Medical Management Companies, Outsourcing .
US DOL Reports US Mining Deaths Dropped to New Lows in 2015 .
AIG Invests in Wearable Devices to Promote Workplace Safety .
91 Percent of Patients Overdosing on Opioids Continued to Get Painkiller Prescriptions .
NCCI Establishes Baseline for Monitoring Impact of ACA on Workers Comp .
Recent Ruling Could Give OSHA Wider Authority for Issuing Enterprise Abatement Orders .
AZ: ICA Posts RFQ for Qualified Vendor List for Investment Management Consulting Services .
CA: DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection...
Lyft Settles Calif. Lawsuit for $12.5M, Drivers Still Not Classified as Employees .
Price Wars Between Insurers and Drug Companies Impact Patients’ Healthcare .
AMA Recommends Changes to CDC’s Proposed Opioid Prescription Policy .
AK: WCD Posts Filing Requirements for Annual Reports...
Experts Identify Top 10 Issues to Watch for Workers’ Comp in 2016 .
EEOC Seeks Comments on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Retaliation .
Insurance Information Institute President Dr. Robert Hartwig to Step Down .
Obama Budget Would Invest $1.1B to Fight Opioid Abuse, Heroin...
OSHA Head Unveils Plans for 2016 .
Federal Court Upholds Wellness Program, Rejects Lawsuit Filed by EEOC .
NAIC Posts Latest Rankings for P&C Insurers Market Share .
Risks Inherent With Sharing Economy Posed to Increase 20 Fold+ During Next Decade .
ProPublica Workers Comp Investigation...
Labor Secretary Says Workers Comp Opt Outs Push Injured Workers to Poverty .
OSHA Reports on Year One of OSHA Severe Injury Reporting Program .
OSHA Publishes Final Rule to Update Standards for Eye and Face Protection .
First Robot-Run Insurance Company Launched, Opens for Business .
In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, reversing a decision by the Superior Court, Appellate Division, held that a clause in an employer’s job application form that required any claim or lawsuit against the employer to be filed no more than six months after the date of...
Comp Insurance Profitable, At Least For the Moment .
CA: DWC Posts Interim Report on Evidence-Based Comp Drug Formulary .
CA: WCIRB Submits 1/1/2017 Regulatory Filing .
CA: WCIRB Releases Report on 2015 Losses and Expenses .
CA: Settlement May Net Lyft Drivers $27 Million .
FL: NCCI Recommends...
DOL Announces Adjustment of Civil Penalty Fines .
CA: DWC Accepting Applications for QME Examination on Oct. 29 .
CA: WCIRB President’s Message About 2016 Achievements, Plans Ahead .
CA: Class Action Says WC System Has Bias Against Women .
HI: State Sees Significant Increases in WC...
By Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq.
Assembly Bill 3401, signed into law on November 14, 2016, mandates that workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators adopt a method for processing electronic bills for medical treatment rendered on New Jersey workers’ compensation cases....
State ranks third in a nation for overdoses related to opioids
Governor Christie recently signed SB 3 to set up a 5-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions in the State of New Jersey. We’ve asked Richard B. Rubenstein, the co-author of LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Workers’ Compensation...