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Illinois Medical Fee Schedule FAQ and Guidelines 2010

The Illinois Workers Compensation Medical Fee Schedule has been supplemented with answers to FAQs generated from recent fee schedule seminars around the state. As a result of common questions posed by the medical community and workers compensation payers, the Commission issued updated Medical Fee Schedule...

IL: House Close to Having Enough Votes to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

CHICAGO, IL - State Representative Lou Lang says he has 56 of the 60 votes needed to pass a medical marijuana bill this week in the House. Otherwise, he plans to take up the bill again in January when the new General Assembly is sworn in. Source: Chicago Public Radio

IL: Illinois Ranked Sixth Worst Place to Do Business

CHICAGO, IL - A poll conducted by Connecticut-based Chief Executive magazine indicates Illinois has ranked 46th out of 50 states and Washington, D.C. for doing business, this due to the state's budget instability, taxes and regulations. This is the second year in a row that Illinois has ranked 46th...

IL: Dept. of Insurance Implements State-Based Systems Licensing Program

CHICAGO, IL - On July 26, 2010, the Illinois Department of Insurance will implement the State-Based Systems (SBS) licensing system. SBS will allow producer licensing functions to be completed electronically through a web-based system. Through SBS, an insurance producer will be able to register immediately...

Judge Rules Three Chicago Bears Players Violated Contract by Seeking Workers Comp Benefits in California

Judge Elaine Bucklo of the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that three former players with the Chicago Bears must pursue their workers' compensation claims with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, rather...

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 Author Kim Presbrey Passes Away

Kim Presbrey, the co-author of Illinois Workers' Compensation Guidebook (LexisNexis), passed away Saturday at the age of 60. Kim was severely injured last month when his plane crashed into a Publix Supermarket in Florida. Read more .

Brad E. Bleakney Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2013

Brad E. Bleakney, Esq. of Bleakney & Troiani , Chicago, Illinois, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation in Illinois for 2013. Mr. Bleakney practices in the area of work related injury claims, Illinois Workers’ Compensation and related third party...