Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:18:19 EST 10 Look beyond patients' medical needs: 'Magic' Johnson http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS08/141029751 20141029/NEWS08/141029751 Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson said health care professionals can help patients just by showing an interest in their lives. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:34:19 EST Employers diverge on handling workers compensation claims http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS08/141029756 20141029/NEWS08/141029756 Self-administration of workers compensation claims can be a favorable option for health care organizations to track how their workers are being treated. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:14:17 EST Arkansas appeals court says man failed to prove work accident caused injury http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS08/141029758 20141029/NEWS08/141029758 A “morbidly obese” worker in Arkansas failed to prove that his umbilical hernia resulted from a work-related injury and not pre-existing conditions, the Arkansas Court of Appeals has ruled. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:14:42 EST Idaho workers comp rates mostly stable for 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141029/NEWS08/141029761 20141029/NEWS08/141029761 Idaho employers will see a “slight” reduction in workers compensation rates as of Jan. 1, 2015, the state Department of Insurance said Monday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:25:12 EST Pennsylvania boosts drug monitoring, limits physician repackaging http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141028/NEWS08/141029799 20141028/NEWS08/141029799 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed bills into law that expand the state’s prescription drug monitoring program and limit physician dispensing and drug repackaging. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:12:13 EST Ohio comp rates to decrease 9.1% in 2015 for local government workers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141027/NEWS08/141029830 20141027/NEWS08/141029830 Government entities in Ohio will see workers compensation rates decrease at an average of 9.1% as of 2015, the board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:31:26 EST CDC tightens safety rules at U.S. hospitals treating patients with Ebola http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141026/NEWS08/141029851 20141026/NEWS08/141029851 The U.S. CDC tightened safety rules nationwide for all hospitals that treat patients with Ebola after two nurses contracted the disease when treating a Dallas hospital patient who died earlier this month from the virus. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST California leads U.S. states in workers compensation costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141026/NEWS08/310269987 20141026/NEWS08/310269987 A biennial ranking showing that workers compensation rates have risen more in California, New York and New Jersey than other states could help drive workers comp reforms nationwide. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST Pennsylvania curbs physician presecription drug dispensing and repackaging http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141026/NEWS08/310269990 20141026/NEWS08/310269990 Pennsylvania is the latest state taking action to limit physician dispensing and drug repackaging to control workers compensation costs and ensure better claimant outcomes. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:00:00 EST OFF BEAT: Soccer league red cards ref over comp fraud charge http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/141029860 20141024/NEWS08/141029860 A Major League Soccer referee has been kicked to the sidelines by his employer for allegedly committing alleged workers compensation fraud. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:55 EST