en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:52:36 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral BWC To Hold Hearing on New Claims Handling Standards Required by EDI 3.1 Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4e623bcc773ebc16d4f281c3c99b3e586d3441ec 4e623bcc773ebc16d4f281c3c99b3e586d3441ec 'Reasonable Reimbursement' Law for Air Ambulance Takes Effect This Week Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/52ec1fdb1103a694637bfda5170dea880a8e712d 52ec1fdb1103a694637bfda5170dea880a8e712d Agency Posts Home Health Reimbursement Rates Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e49b0986309aa0d6d54e4e8695fde1feac292c01 e49b0986309aa0d6d54e4e8695fde1feac292c01 Insurance Carrier Conducting Ergonomics Assessments via Artificial Intelligence Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/61cebc24039fc8d9e1224c451b6fba0fd127d46a 61cebc24039fc8d9e1224c451b6fba0fd127d46a Nevada OSHA Fines 3 Businesses for COVID-19 Violations Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/756076b59d1666f3415a82870c3ce44ec990e877 756076b59d1666f3415a82870c3ce44ec990e877 New Cybersecurity Standards Happening Now, and Comp Firms Need To Get on Board Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d166f35a07fcc414a5ad96c68a7ddad17a41017f d166f35a07fcc414a5ad96c68a7ddad17a41017f MedRisk Announces Executive Leadership Moves Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/74770a1e8520083c43ade2d02892d777128ebdaf 74770a1e8520083c43ade2d02892d777128ebdaf Double-Dipping Claimant Owes BWC $33,210 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 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4ae240a4581a89e2a352c88680abad1a0ccb461a Worker Gets Attorney Fee Award for Defending Settlement From Subrogation Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ee1933864045ffc0199611f3131725c709571bf2 ee1933864045ffc0199611f3131725c709571bf2 CWCI Reports Drop in IMR Volume in First Half of 2020 Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4c0e2bf057b52c2eed826c20afea0bf66d01e5a e4c0e2bf057b52c2eed826c20afea0bf66d01e5a New CWCI Online Program Aims to Guide Stakeholders Through COVID Presumption Law Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7468f163c76cc42da0cdbb684fa3c1ea680b2715 7468f163c76cc42da0cdbb684fa3c1ea680b2715 DOL Cites Dental Practice for Failing to Implement Respiratory Protections Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2556d8a2c037932f7619faa42352720b38452f8a 2556d8a2c037932f7619faa42352720b38452f8a Truck Driver Gets Award for Chronic Pain 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http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ce647144fdb903d76582dbbb82cae4701e9e1da 2ce647144fdb903d76582dbbb82cae4701e9e1da Drug-Free Workplace Policies Don't Mean Fewer Claims, NCCI Study Shows Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/37607f0c7ecf15800071b24e1706fda71aa1a307 37607f0c7ecf15800071b24e1706fda71aa1a307 Board Says COVID Claims Delayed Due to Lack of Medical Records Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d69fd8185295a248f5c4dc1a4187470b314f1785 d69fd8185295a248f5c4dc1a4187470b314f1785 Comp Agency Reopens; Another Stays Closed as COVID Rules Are Updated Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c040171ea235b606dde2bcdb8f11a6402eac0e5f c040171ea235b606dde2bcdb8f11a6402eac0e5f Health Facilities, Beef Processor Fined for COVID Violations Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6527b2bdaa499377f37cf4271b713ce807c19f3f 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1987fa9cf96db71e02473c83595f620556314e3a Worker Fails to Prove Fall Aggravated His Pre-Existing Conditions Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/115739dae048674458bc7810be930771907cf62d 115739dae048674458bc7810be930771907cf62d State Raises Max Benefits by 3.7% Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/71bd2ef7d5bcf74af0d08ce4c36fb648711d5892 71bd2ef7d5bcf74af0d08ce4c36fb648711d5892 Rating Board Changes Methodology; State Approves 1% Loss Cost Decrease Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/425e5f06bb3b836836a1a76ee6e750ad079840fe 425e5f06bb3b836836a1a76ee6e750ad079840fe Labor Department Fines Meatpacker for Not Shielding Employees From COVID-19 Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5649faed2413ead1397789a2612a7d6f138c0566 5649faed2413ead1397789a2612a7d6f138c0566 Employee Who Resigns Can Get Work Disability Benefits Fri, 11 Sep 2020 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