A case that could affect the maximum rate of workers' comp payments under the Longshore Act is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. The High Court agreed to decide a case involving when compensation should be awarded.
The Division of Workers' Compensation informally proposed rules to establish a procedure by which an insurance carrier can recoup an overpayment of income benefits from future payments or pay an underpayment of income benefits.
Yet another research report indicates reforms adopted in California in the early 2000s are no longer effective in holding down medical costs. The latest study was issued by the California Workers' Compensation Institute.
The Division of Workers' Compensation revised proposed rules regarding the workers' compensation health care provider reimbursement manual and the reimbursement manual for ambulatory surgical care centers.
Employers that improperly label workers as independent contractors or nonemployees may face fines from federal as well as state agencies. That's one of the upshots of a new agreement between the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
Practical, hands-on demonstrations may be key to reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. That's the thinking behind a new training publication from the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health.
Prescription medication costs continue to increase in the workers' comp system, according to the latest research from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The Florida-based organization's latest assessment of the situation points to utilization as a major cost driver.