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May 01, 2024 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
California updates work comp opioid guidelines; Kentucky expands the definition for “physician” in work comp; Wisconsin work comp fee schedule bills fail; Pennsylvania continues to deliberate AWP issue; Louisiana Legislature considers work comp. fee schedules; Texas clarifies pharmacy first fill and reviews work comp. reimbursement rules; Alabama wants to add a Parkinson’s disability benefit presumption for firefighters. Read more...
April 25, 2024 · Clinical Team
Although topical lidocaine is often prescribed to relieve pain for many injured persons, there are still risks associated with using lidocaine products. Overuse and overapplication of such products may lead to seizures, irregular heartbeat, and breathing difficulties. Injured persons are strongly advised to carefully read medication labels and consult with their healthcare providers (including pharmacists) about using topical analgesics as well as any other over-the-counter or prescription medications they take. Read more...
April 17, 2024 · Medicare Insights Team
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide Read more...
April 10, 2024 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Virginia bill removes medical dispute deadline ‘loophole,’ firefighter cancer coverage expansion bills signed into law; Alabama bill permits providers to bill health insurance first for work comp treatment; Georgia and South Carolina release updated fees schedule, while Louisiana looks to create a medical fee schedule; Maryland General Assembly passes presumption bill; Texas proposes changes to complaint process; Virginia removes timely medical payment dispute ‘loophole’ for older dates of service; Alabama bill permits providers to bill health insurance first for workers’ comp treatment; West Virginia and Wyoming expand workers’ comp firefighter cancer coverage; Oklahoma bill expands mental health coverage to first responders advances; Ohio expands workers’ comp coverage for post-exposure testing; Kansas debates medical marijuana; more on Minnesota workers’ comp PTSD study informational meetings. Read more...
April 01, 2024 · By: Courtney DuChene, Risk & Insurance
A commitment to fostering an excellent client experience can help workers’ comp service providers stand out from the crowd. Read more...
March 20, 2024 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Several states update their medical fee schedules, while others propose updates; workers’ comp PTSD and mental health coverage bills pending in many states; expanded cancer coverage likely in Maryland; Florida significantly increases physician reimbursement; Montana clarifies workers’ comp rules; and Texas looks to improve the provider complaint process. Read more...
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