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Insurance Lobby Tries to Cut Doctors out of Workers’ Comp Prescription Medication Loop

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The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an insurance company-funded organization which, for years, has been reporting that doctors in the Maryland workers’ comp system were dispensing 40% of all workers’ comp prescriptions, and were capturing 55% of all dollars paid for these prescriptions. This, according to WCRI, was driving up costs in the workers’

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Are State Workers Compensation laws becoming more uniform ?

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The move by the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission to require Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approval of settlement that meet the criteria for review has “The Free State” joining the ranks of its neighbors in adding another procedural hurdle to the compromise of on the job accident claims. Experienced workers comp lawyers have

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Insurance Companies fear reporting Workers Comp settlements could cause lawsuits

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The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) proposal to require federal approval of medical set-asides before the state workers comp judges will approve settlements discussed in yesterday’s post has insurers worried that the repairing requirement may lead to lawsuits against those who improperly settle claims.  The Department of Justice recently flexed its muscle in a lawsuit

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