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OSHA Reports 3 Million Workers Experienced Serious Injury or Illness on Job in 2013 .
Three Compound Pharmacies Sue Express...
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...
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 .
WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation .
OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking .
Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages .
Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose Twice as High for Long Acting Opioid Users .
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...
NIOSH Recommends All Workplaces Be Tobacco Free, eCigarette Free .
NIOSH Examines High Rate of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Poultry Workers .
OSHA Updates Workplace Violence Protections for Healthcare, Social Service Workers .
CMS Releases Version 4.6 of MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide . ...
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...
Who’s Opting Out of Workers’ Comp: Employers or the States Themselves ?
BLS Releases 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Counts .
Lockton: Red Herrings, Medical Overdiagnosis Impact Large Loss Workers Comp Claims .
WCRI Webinar to Cover Regulating Medical Costs & Care...
NIOSH, Ohio BWC to Study Impact of Integrating Wellness With OSH Programs .
ACOEM/UL Propose New Framework for Integrating Health/Safety Programs in Workplace .
U.S. Rep. Refiles Bill to Prevent ICD-10 Implementation .
NIOSH Examines Higher Nurse-to-Patient Ratio to Improve Nurse Injury Rates...
NIOSH Research Improves Equipment Design to Help Protect Firefighters .
Congressman Wants to Help Gig Economy Survive, Protect On-Demand Worker Rights .
Bipartisan Legislation Unveiled for Medicare Secondary Payer, Workers Comp Settlements .
AIA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Administration...
ProPublica Releases Complication Rates for 17,000 Surgeons .
GOP Backs Uber and On-Demand Economy .
US DOL Issues Additional Guidance on Employee Misclassification .
US DOL to Hold Presentation July 21 on Next 25 Years of ADA .
13% of Small Businesses Concerned About WC Fraud by Employees...
RIMS/Advisen: Stable Insurance Market Shows Decline in Workers Comp Costs .
Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress .
Luxe Valet On Demand Service Converts Contractors to Employees .
Lawmakers Seek to Investigate DOJ’s Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Patients, Providers...
Shareholders Allege TriNet Group Failed to Disclose Claims Trends, Including WC .
OSHA Establishes New Procedures for Early Resolution Process in ADR Program .
Uber Allegedly Failed to Uncover Criminal Records of 25 Drivers in Two Calif. Cities .
AZ: ICA Revises Notice of Claim Status Form ...
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...
NCCI Posts Sept. 2015 Quarterly Economics Briefing Newsletter .
ProPublica Wins Journalism Award for ‘Insult to Injury’ Workers’ Comp Series .
EEOC Declares Workers Comp Guidelines Don’t Supersede ADA .
AL: NCCI Explains 8.2 Percent Decrease in Loss Cost Filing .
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 .
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...
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 .” ...
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...
CDC Posts Annual Workers Memorial Day 2016 Message .
CDC Examines Impact of Hearing Loss on Quality of Life .
CDC Examines Convenience Store Compliance to Reduce Workplace Violence .
AZ: ICA Discusses Implementation of RBRVS-based Fee Schedule .
CA: Lawsuit Claims Insurance Companies Illegally...
This article surveys recent legal trends in the states of Maryland, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin as explained by our workers’ compensation experts below.
Four of the hottest topics in Maryland are as follows:
1. Opioid use and abuse. Like the rest of the world,...