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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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Why is mining-related lung disease on the rise?

UIC Today covers the research project, led by Dr. Robert Cohen, that looks to determine why mine dust-related lung diseases are on the rise. Read the article

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