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Five Things You Need To Know About BWCS Provider Fee Schedules

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

12/29/16

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) relies on a network of medical professionals to care for Ohioans injured on the job so they can return to work as quickly as possible. Competitive fees are essential to maintaining an excellent network of providers to deliver hands-on, quality care A fee schedule lists the maximum cos...

Workers’ compensation rates in Texas among nation’s lowest

Texas Department of Insurance

12/29/16

Texas has some of the nation’s most affordable workers’ compensation coverage, according to a 2016 study, which found that the Lone Star State had the 10th lowest rates among all states.  The study by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services ranks all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on premium rates tha...

CWCI Study Examines Cumulative Trauma Claims in the California WC System

California Workers’ Compensation Institute

12/29/16

Oakland - A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) study takes a detailed look at cumulative trauma (CT) claims in the California workers’ compensation system, identifies characteristics that differentiate CT claims from non-CT claims, and finds a strong association between attorney involvement and regional variation...

Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

United States Department of Labor

12/29/16

Provisions call for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record Why is OSHA issuing this rule? This simple change in OSHA’s rulemaking requirements will improve safety for workers across the country. One important reason stems from our understanding of human behavior and motivation. Behavioral ...

Announcement regarding Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) “Re- Review” Process

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

12/29/16

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently revisited the task of reviewing its process for addressing requests for CMS to “re-review” otherwise approved Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) amounts.  In Calendar year 2017, CMS expects to update its existing re-review process to addr...