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03
Jun 2019

Temporary Transitional Employment: A New Decision and Alternative Approach

By Robert Delaney     

  It is well recognized in the disability and healthcare literature that the longer amount of time an injured employee stays off work, the lower the chances are for a successful recovery and return to work. In order to limit the amount of lost time and facilitate recovery to regular work, employers who have limited
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31
May 2019

Setting Reserves in the Wake of the Appellate Court Decision in Pisano

By Micaela Cassidy     

  On December 7, 2018, the Appellate Court of Illinois issued a Decision in William Pisano v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (City of Chicago), 2018 IL App (1st) 172712WC, which sheds further light on awards for permanent partial disability in cases where multiple accidents and injuries are at issue, and a wage loss results
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30
May 2019

IWCC Medical Fee Advisory Board Proposes Rules Defining “Explanation of Benefits”

By Joseph Gregorio     

  On May 20, 2019, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board announced a Proposed Amendment to the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Administrative Rules.  The proposed rules will help employers and providers navigate some of the changes implemented to the medical bill processes implemented last year by Senate Bill 904. In November 2018, Public Act
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23
May 2019

LEGISLATIVE ALERT – The Effect of Passage of Public Act 101-6 on the Business Community.

By Padraig McCoid     

  On May 17, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed SB 1596 into law as Public Act 101-6. The law amends the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (“WC Act”) and Occupational Diseases Act (“OD Act”).  SB 1596 provides that provisions of the WC and OD Acts “limiting recovery do not apply to injuries or death resulting from
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30
Apr 2019

Confounded About Compounded Medications? A Primer for Claims Management

By Julie A. Garrison     

  Compounded Medications and Their Uses: Compounding is when a licensed pharmacist combines, mixes or alters at least two ingredients to create a medication tailored to an individual patient. Compounding pharmacies are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and thus, compounded medications are exempt from FDA approval. There are legitimate reasons to use
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