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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

December 2021

Contents

  • Survey shows slight increase in Minnesota's injury, illness rate

  • Reminder:  Charges for medical records

  • Work Comp Campus continues to support stakeholders, provide resources

  • Kate Daly named new assistant commissioner; two new ADR mediators

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Ask the ADR pro

  • Stay in the know:  Subscribe to news from DLI

  • CompFact:  First responder claims for PTSD, denials increase

  • WCRI report compares Minnesota medical payments, utilization with 17 other states

  • Rehabilitation Review Panel seeks new members

  • Training:  Two January sessions of OSHA recordkeeping basics offered

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Court decisions:  August through October 2021


August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19

Contents

  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

Special editions

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