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Revised Procedures for In-Facility Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) has revised the procedures for providing pulmonary rehabilitation services at a health care facility to eligible coal miners whose benefits are paid by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Based on the expertise of the physicians, hospitals, and clinics that treat coal miners who have black lung

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Final Rule Governing the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund’s Payment of Medical Benefits Has Been Issued

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has issued a Final Rule governing the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund’s payment of medical benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The Final Rule: Adopts modern payment formulas for physicians, hospitals and other providers that are derived from the formulas used in the Medicare program. These formulas are

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Majority of mining-related injuries and illness in Illinois go unreported

Illnesses and injuries associated with working in Illinois mines are underreported. Researchers lead by Dr. Robert Cohen, clinical professor of environmental and occupational health services in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, took a deeper look into why this was the case. Read the UIC Today article

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