The Industrial Commission proposed an updated fee schedule for medical and pharmacy to incorporate changes from the American Medical Association's 2009 edition of the CPT-4 and review the values of new and selected codes from surgery, radiology and special services.
The Workers' Compensation Board has begun assessing procedural penalties to any parties or regulated entities who fail to comply with the state's workers' compensation statutory or regulatory provisions.
Where there is a factual question as to whether the lack of safety guards caused injury to the contractor's employee, the workers' compensation carrier for the contractor may pursue a claim for subrogation against the airline.
Legislation intended to simplify the predetermination application process for construction subcontractors, L.D. 1815, "An Act To Clarify the Construction Subcontractor Status of the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992" is now in effect.
The Georgia Workers' Compensation Act does not prohibit an injured worker's spouse or other family members from providing attendant care services as long as the services are medically prescribed and are reasonably required.
The Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act took effect Jan. 1, 2009. Claims involving adverse employment actions that can be linked to an employee's actual or perceived disability will be assessed under the broader interpretation of the definition of disability.
An employee's allegations that his employer made fraudulent misrepresentations concerning his workers' compensation claim do not arise out of and in the course of his employment, as the relief he seeks cannot be compensated by the Workers' Compensation Act.