Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

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Medical Fee Schedule Rate Changes

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has published changes to the medical fee schedule. The medical fee schedule rates will increase by 1.52% on January 1, 2014. Attached please find a schedule listing the annual adjustments to the fee schedule since it was put into effect February 1, 2006. This table is published by the Commission….

Three New Workers’ Compensation Arbitrators Appointed

The changes in the Workers’ Compensation Act in 2011 drastically changed the arbitrators’ position. Arbitrators no longer are given lifetime appointments. Instead, their appointments are only for three years. Further, any appointments had to be confirmed by the Senate. Moreover, the new Act required the Commission to assign no fewer than three arbitrators to each…