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Hospital Outpatient Costs Higher Where Percent-of-Charge-Based Fee Regs, No Fee Schedules .
NCCI Develops Proof of WC...
NIOSH Examines Link Between Firefighting and Cancer .
Expert Provides Guidance on FLSA From Worker Perspective .
AL: Labor Dept. Explains New OSHA Reporting Requirements Eff. Jan. 1 .
AL: Injuries Sustained While Seeking Medical Treatment for Earlier Injury Held Compensable .
AK: Labor Dept...
President Obama Signs Six-Year Extension of TRIA .
President Obama Unveils Plan for Family Leave, Sick Days for Workers .
Liberty Mutual 2014 Workplace Safety Index Lists Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries .
NIOSH Examines Increased Risks of Birth Defects From Workplace Exposures .
NCCI President & CEO Stephen J. Klingel Plans to Retire in 2016 .
H.R. 436 Would Amend Longshore Act Definition of Recreational Vessels .
AK: DWC Updates Online Benefit Calculator .
AR: WCRI Releases New Predictors of Worker Outcomes .
CA: Postponement Likely for Calderon’s Public...
Expert Examines Whether Employee Classification Issues Hurt Uber Business Model .
Uber Employee Email Exchanges Shed Light on Firing Practices of Drivers .
Manufacturers Seek to Reduce Risks for Workplace Exposure to Chemical Flavorings .
CMS Releases NGHP User Guide Version 4.5 (Feb. 2, 2015...
Doctors, Drug Companies Exploit Loopholes in Physician Dispensing .
Gig Workers Seek Labor Protections, Benefits .
Zurich 4Q Profit Drops 20 Percent .
H.R. 994 Would Improve Workers Compensation for Uranium Mining .
Affordable Care Act Raises Stakes for Worker Misclassification .
House Bills Filed Seek End of Federal Prohibition on Marijuana .
FDA Issues Draft Documents for Compliance With Laws on Compound Drugs .
GENEX White Paper Examines Tipping Points of Routine Workers Comp Claims .
WCRI Names New Executive Director and New CEO .
NPR Series Examines Plight of...
In an unpublished decision, a Michigan appellate court affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment favoring an employer in an injured worker’s retaliatory discharge action, finding that plaintiff could not make the requisite showing of a causal connection between the protected activity—seeking...
ProPublica Examines Benefit Cuts, Medical Review, Preexisting Conditions, Choice of Doctor .
ProPublica/NPR Answer Questions About Their Research on Workers Comp Articles .
Risk Expert Says High Costs of Workers Comp Due Mainly to Management Problem .
Walmart, Lowes, Safeway, Nordstroms &...
NPR Reports on Impact of Employers/Insurer Medical Control in California .
House Passes Legislation That Could Increase Medicare Physician Payments .
Insurance Regulators Address Ride Sharing Insurance Coverage Gaps .
Study Finds 25% Rate of Opioid Misuse, 10% Addiction Rate .
Study on Opioid...
US Senate Approves Sweeping Changes to How Medicare Pays Doctors .
EEOC Proposes Rule on Application of ADA to Workplace Wellness Programs .
WCRI Releases Nat’l Inventory of Cost Containment Initiatives Adopted in 51 Jurisdictions .
NIOSH Finds Police Officers, Firefighters Have Largest...
A driver who leased a semi-truck and trailer from one firm and, pursuant to an arrangement with a transportation broker, transported steel for the defendant corporation was the latter’s employee for purposes of workers’ compensation since the driver did not maintain a separate business, did...
WCRI Study Examines Variation of Surgery Rates Across States .
Coventry Workers Comp Services Releases 2014 Drug Trends Analysis .
National Survey Finds Big Decline in Poor Uninsured After Affordable Care Act .
US Sup. Ct.: Same-Sex Couples May Marry, Obtain All Marriage-Related Benefits . ...
NCCI Posts Latest Economic Outlook and Impact on Workers Comp .
Fitch Ratings Announces Top Workers Comp Insurance Writers for 2014 .
OSHA Issues Inspection Guidance for Health Care Industry .
Columnist: New Worker Category Should Be Created to Cover Gig Workers .
Some On-Demand Service Companies...
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Michigan’s Workers’ Disability Compensation system was created to speed compensation to injured workers. The process and procedures in workers’ compensation proceedings are supposed to be as summary as reasonably possible. MCL 418.853 . The...
GAO Blasts SSA for Inability to Detect Concurrent FECA Payments .
Private Investigators Say Drones Useful in Uncovering Workers Comp Fraud .
Federal Judge to Rule in Coming Weeks on Uber Class Action Certification .
Opioid Use Linked to Poor Outcomes in WC Patients Having Discogenic Fusion ...
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...
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 .
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...
American Medical Association Releases National Survey for Preventing Opioid Abuse .
American Medical Association Supports Telemedicine Bill .
CA: CWCI Study Examines 2015 Independent Medical Review Outcomes .
CA: High Court Won’t Hear Stevens IMR Constitutionality Case .
CA: Ellen Langille...
CDC Posts Final Opioid Guidelines for 2016 .
ProPublica: Doctors Receiving Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Drugs .
U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Rose 5 Percent in 2015 .
CA: DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Advisory Committee .
CA: CHSWC Posts 2015 Annual Report .
Uber Seeks to Settle Employee Status Lawsuits for $100M; Judge to Review Terms .
CMS Releases April 2016 Version of WCMSA Reference Guide .
CA: DIR Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries .
CA: DWC Posts Workers’ Comp Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Four Additional Languages .
CO: DWC to...
In an unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeals of Michigan affirmed a trial court’s order granting summary judgment to plaintiff’s former employer on plaintiff’s claims of retaliatory employment discrimination—including workers’ compensation discrimination—where the...
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...