Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some news coming out of the enforcement department, as the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) announces that as result of investigations conducted by BWC’s special investigations department, 13 individuals were convicted of or pleaded guilty to charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system during October, bringing total convictions in 2011 to 114. Find out more by clicking here!
Also in the news today is the New York Workers’ Compensation board, who announced their free web-based training program for the recently released NYS Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity, which are due to take effect on January 1st.Find out more (including a link to the free training!) by clicking here!
Finally, finishing off our edition today are two additional breakdowns from WCRI on their previously released Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation. According to WCRI, Wisconsin had the highest prices and they were growing fastest among the study states, and Virginia had higher prices paid and faster growth compared to study states with fee schedule regulations.