en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:03:35 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral OSHA Announces $309,023 in COVID Penalties Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/972a53a59fb3d5037e0daeb8c3a3e7aab23c612d 972a53a59fb3d5037e0daeb8c3a3e7aab23c612d Pie Insurance Reports Rapid Growth With New Approach Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/810a8d4629c804354f592c800626a230534a0be2 810a8d4629c804354f592c800626a230534a0be2 WCI to Rebroadcast Sessions From Annual Conference Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/89ec7ae75dacfa908252ae75a0058113be845db7 89ec7ae75dacfa908252ae75a0058113be845db7 Marsh: COVID-19 Impacts on Comp Better Than Expected, but Challenges Remain Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/16ef2d10c3c101a0deb181728c8a7e8221c79f9e 16ef2d10c3c101a0deb181728c8a7e8221c79f9e Postal Service Duplicating Payments to Injured Workers, Audit Finds Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/291aef223302160b1ba2304000f2e3e9f1ed1dd8 291aef223302160b1ba2304000f2e3e9f1ed1dd8 Sedgwick Names Scott Rogers Chief Client Officer Tue, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fe1b74abcddc19d1754aa064089d8e40f6b7fe52 fe1b74abcddc19d1754aa064089d8e40f6b7fe52 Work Injuries, Deaths Vastly Underreported, Labor Report Says Tue, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5807f3934dcfd95a4f674eac6c709c86834ceb03 5807f3934dcfd95a4f674eac6c709c86834ceb03 Sedgwick Names John Stanzi President of Casualty Operations for the Americas Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/36977713163bdb57b091e3372fb610c440c880ed 36977713163bdb57b091e3372fb610c440c880ed CMS: Set-Aside Administrators Should Be Watchdogs on Opioids, Benzos Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/75a93caf8cc74ea60d76e8afd4ded4a9ec0ae22c 75a93caf8cc74ea60d76e8afd4ded4a9ec0ae22c Utah's Dressler Named IAIABC Board President Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/61f805454b2afcc653c8d7ec89d1ccf21a93f07c 61f805454b2afcc653c8d7ec89d1ccf21a93f07c Sedgwick Names Andrea Buhl President of Managed Care Operations Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/959db2a3acb2c15de026b1a784d4a2ec695cc8cc 959db2a3acb2c15de026b1a784d4a2ec695cc8cc Nicole Chappelle Joins Ametros as VP of Settlement Solutions Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a3376b113b19205bd66e0051f3572e465ab1530e a3376b113b19205bd66e0051f3572e465ab1530e Mitchell Launches Provider Data Tool to Combat Fraud, Waste Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/869609025c5515d62068bab2c5d0e7373b728985 869609025c5515d62068bab2c5d0e7373b728985 Set-Aside Pros Air Wish List for Areas Where Medicare Needs to Improve Thu, 08 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7caea382b463c4144fa568532d8c7bcf553e2c26 7caea382b463c4144fa568532d8c7bcf553e2c26 OSHA Says COVID Deaths Should Be Reported Within 8 Hours Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/61f9cf06fbfb9616ef7b5b9ceb0d4b033b2205cd 61f9cf06fbfb9616ef7b5b9ceb0d4b033b2205cd Medicare Secondary Payer System Has Improved, but More Changes Needed, Panel Says Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5047a1c646dd96e6656fe34bdc1f4abb158c3d6e 5047a1c646dd96e6656fe34bdc1f4abb158c3d6e MedRisk Names Danielle Lisenbey President Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fef60847c6c3ccd1ac75414ea093dd60fdc75b69 fef60847c6c3ccd1ac75414ea093dd60fdc75b69 Artificial Intelligence Raises Concerns About Insurance Layoffs, Transparency Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6168c84b1c2000618156aba29d5bd5b85bfd0c7f 6168c84b1c2000618156aba29d5bd5b85bfd0c7f Gallagher Bassett Systems Goes Down After Ransomware Attack Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/34994c860036e055996d956abdf5cce0a4c23f9d 34994c860036e055996d956abdf5cce0a4c23f9d Sedgwick Names Jim Ryan COO for the Americas Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/97ff8fcb566df3815779a6b5e515e1bb73b9d535 97ff8fcb566df3815779a6b5e515e1bb73b9d535 Next Insurance Expands Workers' Compensation to 24 Additional States Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2de0bf132be4464b993aa3f88702f1f895ba9fa1 2de0bf132be4464b993aa3f88702f1f895ba9fa1 CLARA Announces Appointment of Two Directors Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f0afdf22646fea4a4bd42ef03fa8573cf14373e9 f0afdf22646fea4a4bd42ef03fa8573cf14373e9 Most Meat Plant Workers' COVID Claims Denied, Report Finds Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/79ac073a2fa3ffc9db169a2cc70e888b93408179 79ac073a2fa3ffc9db169a2cc70e888b93408179 Teamsters Ask Feds for More Time to Comment on Classification Rule Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8f4353ce7e118a8002a94ad6662001347779aa98 8f4353ce7e118a8002a94ad6662001347779aa98 NCOIL Creates Special Committee on Race in Insurance Underwriting Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/83b322f8bd70710b5036447f2b171fe1a5b91dce 83b322f8bd70710b5036447f2b171fe1a5b91dce COVID is 'Here to Stay,' Say Doctors At WCRI Event Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3240db74f57c6ca3c0a1223ad119eb21df54f0f7 3240db74f57c6ca3c0a1223ad119eb21df54f0f7 Labor, Democrats Say DOL Rule Will Mean More Worker Misclassification Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0d1e3324f4099f93a12d6cce18e0aec8f2e4a569 0d1e3324f4099f93a12d6cce18e0aec8f2e4a569 Court Affirms Benefits Awarded to Contractor Injured in Iraq Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6424bac75b6ce84565f07aa5112f94d9e660a138 6424bac75b6ce84565f07aa5112f94d9e660a138 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 MedRisk Announces Executive Leadership Moves Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/74770a1e8520083c43ade2d02892d777128ebdaf 74770a1e8520083c43ade2d02892d777128ebdaf Study: Use of Topicals, Expensive Specialty Drugs Rose in 2019 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4542e775b7ee22a29e1237826252fca157b7cdfb 4542e775b7ee22a29e1237826252fca157b7cdfb Jason Luce Joins HomeCare Connect as Director of Sales Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/202a7b49d0b577f974052bb024fdca872816983b 202a7b49d0b577f974052bb024fdca872816983b 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 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 6527b2bdaa499377f37cf4271b713ce807c19f3f CMS Move to Allow More Types of Outpatient Surgery Could Be 'Huge' in Comp Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/69dd24c0c6a7f0e7fc8abde54126ba90d76a8326 69dd24c0c6a7f0e7fc8abde54126ba90d76a8326 'Mega Claims' Up, but Insurers Apparently Getting Better at Early Identification Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bd0b388709b431bad04b98ceb945552e2821f4bb bd0b388709b431bad04b98ceb945552e2821f4bb Sedgwick Names Global Risk Management Executive Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1987fa9cf96db71e02473c83595f620556314e3a 1987fa9cf96db71e02473c83595f620556314e3a ODG Webinar to Cover New Guidelines Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7490fd45db0827ea675164e8ddd221fd9dc87c16 7490fd45db0827ea675164e8ddd221fd9dc87c16 Comp Gurus Take Issue With AMA's Call for Loosened Opioid Regulations Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0a5900decf7f14a16dce67f32830280801dcdfd9 0a5900decf7f14a16dce67f32830280801dcdfd9 Tower MSA Partners Names Craig Deneau SVP of Business Development Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ec5ac30c9c95c54cda896bdcac8107f3266be3e8 ec5ac30c9c95c54cda896bdcac8107f3266be3e8 WCRI Study Shows Link Between Early PT and Lower Costs for Back Pain Claims Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/40c98edc75c99f38202dba9c722319d27abe7fb9 40c98edc75c99f38202dba9c722319d27abe7fb9 Advocates Call for More State Action on COVID Comp Claims Tue, 08 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b1f00a5a4f558f9141e9b5c2d70da7f9f9452c5f b1f00a5a4f558f9141e9b5c2d70da7f9f9452c5f Data Show Hundreds of COVID Claims from U.S. Customs Workers Tue, 08 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2fae5e476d17e626bdf13013bd2f074255b52271 2fae5e476d17e626bdf13013bd2f074255b52271 WCRI Webinar to Cover Medical Care During Pandemic Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/735731fc8744d005f4a6a19ddd32ffedab0d2fad 735731fc8744d005f4a6a19ddd32ffedab0d2fad CDC Warns About More Counterfeit Respirators Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/09e0049adc6a3c32872c85eba23d124807fb39ff 09e0049adc6a3c32872c85eba23d124807fb39ff Alabama Worst, Washington State Best for Workers During Pandemic, OxFam Says Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6a24e7c141e3f2b20cdbe700e705a680a4d48642 6a24e7c141e3f2b20cdbe700e705a680a4d48642 One Call Announces New Chief Information Officer Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ebe92166222ad318ae37579bc2c3dccf1338314f ebe92166222ad318ae37579bc2c3dccf1338314f Church Mutual Names Chief Claims Officer Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/212d9cf686171049b37ec3f3b8a23d8912d37eef 212d9cf686171049b37ec3f3b8a23d8912d37eef Research Shows Hospital Outpatient Centers Don't Charge the Max Allowed Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/33c9dfd2c6328f0751118412d9c0a87b577a6dc6 33c9dfd2c6328f0751118412d9c0a87b577a6dc6 Pharma Costs Have Fallen, but Specialty Treatments Could Send Prices Back Up Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/870a135090388d9b417a4664160ab5924e888331 870a135090388d9b417a4664160ab5924e888331 9th Circuit Says Credible Complaints of Pain Can Form Basis for LHWCA Claim Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d6c07b63eeeaa1153dfc174fea67809a1ccc303f d6c07b63eeeaa1153dfc174fea67809a1ccc303f Rise of the Robots: AI Can Read Adjuster, Doctor Notes to Score Claims' Litigation Risk Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ff72d1fdd700cf7681bf1788cfcbf59c8f4cc8fb ff72d1fdd700cf7681bf1788cfcbf59c8f4cc8fb Experts: Pro Administration of MSAs With Abuse-Prone Drugs Necessary for Patient Safety Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a0c4840ee66dfa787bb68e1384bb1b1cc4d3f8da a0c4840ee66dfa787bb68e1384bb1b1cc4d3f8da Study: After Declines, 'Mega Claims' Over $3 Million Back on the Rise Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/352c58424c57fecf6f287cc65d390b647861da28 352c58424c57fecf6f287cc65d390b647861da28 At-Home Workers Need More Ergonomics Training, Risk Management Firm Says Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cfa3ab4d0acbfc7b8967593d5779edb57aa5d0da cfa3ab4d0acbfc7b8967593d5779edb57aa5d0da States Extend Remote Hearings Orders, but Not Deadlines Mon, 24 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/eb6448f24048bd51df757e5f41794e3fced546e3 eb6448f24048bd51df757e5f41794e3fced546e3 Webinar to Cover Professional Administration for Set-Asides Mon, 24 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b8dde63db24a9467605955bfb72411f04d2679d6 b8dde63db24a9467605955bfb72411f04d2679d6 Fear the Drop in Premium, Not the Cost of COVID Claims, Paduda and Priven Say Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8a4939ccb8788a3a1fcee9c49af2703e45b8cd06 8a4939ccb8788a3a1fcee9c49af2703e45b8cd06 Report Offers Insights for Workplace COVID Vigilance Thu, 20 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2edf248ad4d758578f15beeb14630963bf095dde 2edf248ad4d758578f15beeb14630963bf095dde NCCI Evaluates COVID Presumptions Thu, 20 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8697fe3965a944d59bd7afab1f3c2e8a90173f13 8697fe3965a944d59bd7afab1f3c2e8a90173f13 WCC Comp Laude Awards Go Virtual Thu, 20 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e9f5dd75a6dcaab4e851baa89224eeac9f4c387 5e9f5dd75a6dcaab4e851baa89224eeac9f4c387 Tower MSA Partners Releases Section 111 Medicare Mandatory Reporting Dashboard Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/641904ce3eef322a6f2de0a435f043a9fc1972d8 641904ce3eef322a6f2de0a435f043a9fc1972d8 New Approach to AMA Guides Could Mean Annual Updates, Stakeholder-Led Changes Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/718a03ba08150b5335dcbcb6518d9769f2bc8c3f 718a03ba08150b5335dcbcb6518d9769f2bc8c3f Future of WC Presumptions Tied to Learning How and Why Workers Get Sick, Panelists Say Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e266813fb84d63b64e7f3ad611390c5d2c58d48f e266813fb84d63b64e7f3ad611390c5d2c58d48f How to Avoid MSA Pains: Submit Needed Documentation, CMS Official Says Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2033fd8b9fa68a670efd569d13a81e629dad0ba0 2033fd8b9fa68a670efd569d13a81e629dad0ba0 COVID Changes to Affect Comp for Years; Automated Medical Claims On the Way Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3ae689e41da8c8265a1caaad0b144a757dacff41 3ae689e41da8c8265a1caaad0b144a757dacff41 Benchmarking Study Seeks Input From Claims Leaders Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d4ad91ea98023cab6a1ea88e36e30d1481fc48c4 d4ad91ea98023cab6a1ea88e36e30d1481fc48c4 Defense Attorneys Talk Work-From-Home Injuries, Other Topics at WCI Conference Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cc1a10e294f4b79d6d941043819c428adcb11453 cc1a10e294f4b79d6d941043819c428adcb11453 WILG Opens Registration for Virtual Convention Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/40c7a8d4766891b2f6fdea86593c6c8461e7b8b6 40c7a8d4766891b2f6fdea86593c6c8461e7b8b6 FDA Approves Opioid Analgesic for IV Use in Hospitals, Controlled Clinical Settings Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8cb47f8680ab8f9b116481ee8266b4fb705a38b4 8cb47f8680ab8f9b116481ee8266b4fb705a38b4 Origami Risk and Gradient AI to Offer Claims, Policy Modeling Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6f93aa16991105ae0063b9659d72d27a5f8e6075 6f93aa16991105ae0063b9659d72d27a5f8e6075 Sedgwick Announces Leadership Promotions Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a6bfcabc0ea29355cfdd351f102b9301722f46a3 a6bfcabc0ea29355cfdd351f102b9301722f46a3 Accident Fund Grants $3.5M in Early Dividends Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/88afdcb6cc608998833d7b88e10ef46ecc82f70f 88afdcb6cc608998833d7b88e10ef46ecc82f70f Jopari Names Tom Turi as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6219d24fd95616ac8d82041dbbde475ed428e073 6219d24fd95616ac8d82041dbbde475ed428e073 Webinar to Explore Possibility of COVID's Limited Effect on Comp Costs Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c533e92cd87e4db939b0000ab9f78253b9835632 c533e92cd87e4db939b0000ab9f78253b9835632 New AMA Impairment Rating Guides to Let Stakeholders Propose Changes Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f03d8263f985ebbb1f6c911c21873c33b821ac14 f03d8263f985ebbb1f6c911c21873c33b821ac14 Tower MSA Partners Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f64fe2c6a6f8120c01a38536be6984a7afec1aa3 f64fe2c6a6f8120c01a38536be6984a7afec1aa3 Wearable Ultrasound Promises Faster RTW; Claims Managers Not So Sure Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e596059c0f0d543a957c1b5dac4127dc97d43b1 5e596059c0f0d543a957c1b5dac4127dc97d43b1 IAIABC: Proof of Coverage XML Standard Released Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7b9d0a31b4fef2d8cbd7aea9d60a819210a83598 7b9d0a31b4fef2d8cbd7aea9d60a819210a83598