Workers Comp

Comp pays more than group health on similar medical services

Workers ‘compensation insurers pay more for medical services than group health insurers to treat comparable injuries, according to a research report released Friday by the National Workers’ Compensation Insurance Board. By examining the experiences of workers at the NCCI Medical Data Call, which captures transaction-level details – service, fees, payments, …

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Family of deceased opioid user cannot sue

A Kansas federal court ruled on Tuesday that the parents of a worker who died of conditions related to his opioid use as part of a work injury, chronic pain and subsequent depression could not sue a workers’ compensation insurer or third party administrator for allegations that they were negligent …

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