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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Who Is Paying the Bills for Occupational Illnesses and Disease?

A recently published study from the US Department of Health and Human Services (NIOSH) reports that 45% of emergency room medical expenses for occupational illnesses and disease are not expected to be paid by workers' compensation insurance coverage.

Click here to read the complete report: Use of Workers’ Compensation Data for Occupational Safety  and Health: Proceedings from  June 2012 Workshop (May 2013) Identifying Workers’ Compensation as the Expected Payer in  Emergency Department Medical Records,  Larry L. Jackson, PhD, Susan J. Derk, MA, Suzanne M. Marsh, MPA, Audrey A. Reichard, OTR, MPH  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Jul 23, 2009
The number of disputes concerning the payment/reimbursement of medical bills have increased in workers' compensation claims in New Jersey. The State has proposed converting the Informal Hearing procedure into a new ...
Apr 09, 2009
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May 11, 2012
Legislation (A-2652) [introduced May 10, 2012] has been proposed in NJ that would ban charging workers' compensation claimants for medical expenses and gives the Division of Workers' Compensation sole jurisdiction ...