Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features even more legislative news, as the American Insurance Association (AIA) applauds Governor Bill Haslam’s signing of S.B. 200, The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013. According to AIA, the bill contains measures aimed at improving the efficiency of the Tennessee workers’ comp system for both employees and employers.
Measures adopted as part of the new bill will include: moving from a court-based adjudication system to an administrative one, authorizing the adoption of medical treatment guidelines, improving the flow of medical information, and changing the method for calculating permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.
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