Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

May 2004

CONTENTS
2 3 4 Seminar: Rethinking workers' compensation disputes Labor and Industry at the Capitol Possible changes to vocational rehabilitation rules; public comment welcomed Research highlights: Minnesota Workplace Safety Report Amendments approved for work comp medical fee schedule corrections New e-mail service for rehabilitation providers Free publications available online

TABLES
8 Highest total case rate industries, 2002; cases per 100 full-time-equivalent workers Adopted exempt permanent rules relating to workers' compensation medical and surgical procedures codes

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D-1 Court decisions: January through March 2004

Medical fee schedule amendments

New e-mail service for rehabilitation providers

Court decisions: January through March 2004

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Rethinking workers’ compensation disputes:
Effective dispute resolution in changing times May 12, 2004, seminar

DLI Workers' Compensation Customer Assistance Director Keith Keesling addresses the crowd as DLI Commissioner Scott Brener and keynote speaker – former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice – A.M. "Sandy" Keith look on.

Seminar attendee Harold Sadoff volunteers to sit in during the mock mediation session.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Workers' Compensation Division, offered a seminar May 12 to empower workers’ compensation stakeholders with more effective alternative dispute-resolution (ADR) strategies. The seminar was a highly charged, information-filled day of exciting presentations and audience interactions on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. A mock-mediation session, with inspired audience volunteers stepping in to act as injured worker, mediator or attorney, kept part of the conference lighthearted.

DLI Customer Assistance Supervisor Mark McCrea and Chris Raymond, Berkley Risk Administrators, during the mock mediation.

At right: Lynn Schmidtke, Prism Placement Inc., volunteers to act as "Ingrid's" attorney, calling a caucus with her client during the mock mediation session. Injured worker Ingrid was portrayed by DLI Special Compensation Fund Supervisor Karen Kask-Meinke.

Labor and Industry at the Capitol
At right: Commissioner Scott Brener was confirmed as the Department of Labor and Industry commissioner by the Senate Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee at a hearing at the Capitol on May 4. At the hearing, Commissioner Brener gave an overview about the department’s divisions and an update about some of its recent activities.

Above left: Sen. Tom Bakk presented the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council bill while Brad Lehto (at left), Minnesota AFL-CIO, DLI Assistant Commissioner Beth Hargarten and Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, show their support of the bill. The bill — HF2915/SF2844 — traveled through six committees in the House and four committees in the Senate, but in the end was stalled on the floor in both bodies. The bill that funds the new insurance fraud unit at the Department of Commerce passed, completing the transfer of the Investigative Services unit from DLI to the Department of Commerce, effective July 1.
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Possible changes to vocational rehabilitation rules; public comment welcomed
Request for comments Possible amendment to Minnesota Rules, parts 5220.0100 to 5220.1900

Subject of rules

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requests comments on its possible amendment to rules governing vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers. The department is considering amendments to the rules in parts 5220.0100 to 5220.1900, including – but not limited to – rules governing filing of rehabilitation documents; forms and reporting procedures; disability status reports; waivers of rehabilitation services; rehabilitation consultations; a penalty for an insurers failure to timely provide a rehabilitation consultation; the rate paid to injured workers for mileage expense for employment related travel; rehabilitation plan progress reports and plan amendments; employee choice and change of qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC); closure of rehabilitation; filing rehabilitation requests for assistance and rehabilitation responses; qualifying criteria for QRCs and QRC interns; the procedure and documentation for registration for QRCs, QRC firms, registered rehabilitation vendors and QRC interns; professional conduct of a QRC; communication between rehabilitation providers and other participants in the workers’ compensation system, including certified managed care plans; and the rate of pay for QRC travel time.
People affected

The amendments to the rules would likely affect injured workers; employers of injured workers; workers’ compensation insurers and self-insured employers; qualified rehabilitation consultants, interns, firms and vendors; and certified managed care plans.
Statutory authority

Minnesota Statutes, sections 176.102, subd. 2 and 176.83, subds. 1, 2 and 15, which give the commissioner the authority to promulgate rules necessary to implement and administer section 176.102; rules for penalties against payers who fail to provide rehabilitation consultations as required by law; rules for providing rehabilitation consultations; forms and other reporting procedures related to rehabilitation services; and rules limiting fees charged by QRCs and vendors.

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Public comment

Interested people or groups may submit comments or information about these possible rules in writing or by e-mail to the agency contact person listed below until further notice is published in the State Register that the department intends to adopt or to withdraw the rules. The Rehabilitation Review Panel, established pursuant to Minn. Stat. §176.102, subd. 3, provides recommendations to the department about the possible rule amendments. The next meeting of the Rehabilitation Review Panel, at which the proposed rule amendments will be discussed, is scheduled for July 1, 2004, at 1:00 p.m., at the Department of Labor and Industry. Check the department’s Web site for changes to the meeting schedule for the Rehabilitation Review Panel – www.doli.state.mn.us/rrp.html.
Rules drafts

The Department of Labor and Industry has prepared a draft of the possible rule amendments. The draft is available on the department Web site at www.doli.state.mn.us/rehabrulesdraft.pdf.
Agency contact person

Written comments, questions and requests for more information about these possible rules should be directed to Ed Spitler, Compliance Services, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155. Comments can also be submitted to Mr. Spitler by phone at (651) 284-5258, by fax at (651) 284-5729 or by e-mail at ed.spitler@state.mn.us. TTY users may call the department at (651) 297-4198.
Alternative format

Upon request, this request for comments can be made available in an alternative format, such as large print, Braille or audiotape, by contacting the person listed above.
Note

This notice replaces an earlier notice published in the State Register on Sept. 1, 1999. Comments received in response to this notice or the 1999 notice will not necessarily be included in the formal rulemaking record submitted to the administrative law judge when a proceeding to adopt rules is started. The agency is required to submit to the judge only those written comments received in response to the rules after they are proposed. If you submitted comments during the development of the rules and you want to ensure the administrative law judge reviews the comments, you should resubmit the comments after the rules are formally proposed.

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Research highlights

Minnesota Workplace Safety Report
By Brian Zaidman, Research Analyst Research and Statistics

Workplace injuries and illnesses continue to be a major concern both in Minnesota and nationwide. The latest occupational injury and illness figures show that about 330 Minnesotans are hurt at work or become ill from job-related causes each day. An average of 75 Minnesotans a year were killed on the job from 1998 through 2002. These injuries, illnesses and deaths exact a toll on workers and their families and also affect business costs and productivity. Workers' compensation in Minnesota cost $1.3 billion in 2002. In 2001 (the most current data available), the average cost of an insured claim was more than $5,540. There are many other costs of workplace injuries and illnesses that are more difficult to measure, such as delayed production, hiring and training of new workers, pain and suffering, and those economic and noneconomic losses to injured workers and their families that are not covered by workers' compensation. In May, the Department of Labor and Industry will release its annual Minnesota Workplace Safety Report detailing injury and illness rates and workplace fatalities for 2002. The report is based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Because of changes by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to its recordkeeping requirements, the data for 2002 is not comparable with data for prior years. The report will be available on the Department of Labor and Industry Web site at www.doli.state.mn.us/rsreport.html. The following are highlights from the report.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses

• An estimated 120,500 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in Minnesota’s private industry and public sector workplaces during 2002, resulting in a rate of 6.0 cases per 100 full-time-equivalent (FTE) workers. • An estimated 62,000 cases in 2002 resulted in days away from work, job transfer or restrictions. The rate for these injuries was 3.1 cases per 100 FTE workers. • The rate of cases with days away from work was 1.7 per 100 FTE.

• The rate of restricted-work-activity-only cases was 1.4 per 100 FTE workers. • Minnesota’s private sector total and lost-workday case rates were below the total U.S. rates until the early 1990s, but have been above the U.S. rates since 1993. For the private sector in 2002, the total case rate was 6.2 for the state versus 5.3 for the nation. The private sector rate of cases with days away from work, job transfer or restriction was 3.1 for the state versus 2.8 for the nation in 2002. • Minnesota’s rate of cases with days away from work was roughly equal to the national rate starting in 1996. In 2002, the private sector rate of cases with days away from work was 1.7 for the state and 1.6 for the nation. • Minnesota’s industry divisions with the highest total injury and illness rates per 100 FTE workers were the same as in previous years: agriculture, forestry and fishing (10.8); construction (9.4); and manufacturing (8.0). • Five of the 10 industries with the highest total case rates were in the manufacturing division. (See figure below.) Four of the top 10 industries were not on this list last year. Additional statistics about the characteristics of the injured workers, the characteristics of their injuries and the duration away from work are available for cases with days away from work. • Sprains and strains accounted for 41 percent of the cases with days away from work. The second-highest category was soreness and pain, accounting for 12 percent of the cases. • The back and the upper extremities were the most commonly injured body parts. • Overexertion – often while lifting people or objects – and falls were the most common injury events. • The injured worker’s own motion or bodily position was the most frequent source of injury, followed by floors and ground surfaces.
Fatal occupational injuries

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries covers all fatal work injuries in the private and public sectors, regardless of program coverage; thus, it includes federal workers and self-employed workers, along with all others. However, fatal illnesses (such as asbestosis) are excluded. • In 2002, 81 Minnesotans were fatally injured on the job.

• Among industries, agriculture, forestry and fishing recorded the highest number of worker fatalities, with 22. This was an increase of six fatalities from 2001, and is the highest number of agricultural fatalities since 1996. The higher number of agricultural fatalities was due to an increase in fatalities resulting from highway accidents. Construction had the second-highest number of fatalities, with 15 cases, a decrease of two cases from last year. • The most frequent causes of Minnesota’s fatal work injuries for 1998 through 2002 were: transportation accidents (54 percent); contact with objects and equipment (25 percent); and falls (11 percent).

Highest total case rate industries, 2002
Cases per 100 full-time-equivalent workers

Industry Transportation equipment mfg. Furniture and fixtures mfg. Agricultural production – livestock Primary metal industries mfg. Stone, clay and glass products mfg. Agricultural production – crops Local govt. health services Rubber and misc. plastics mfg. General building contractors Heavy construction, except building

Total case rate 18.3 16.2 15.6 15.1 12.8 12.0 11.4 11.1 11.1 10.8

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Amendments approved for work comp medical fee schedule corrections
The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) identified five typographical errors in the relative value units in the workers' compensation medical fee schedule (effective Jan. 1, 2001). To correct the errors, the amendments (below) were adopted by the DLI commissioner and approved by an administrative law judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings. The amendments were published in the State Register on April 5, and can also be found on the DLI Web site at www.doli.state.mn.us/ cptinfo.html.
Department of Labor and Industry Adopted Exempt Permanent Rules Relating to Workers' Compensation Medical and Surgical Procedure Codes 5221.4030 MEDICAL/SURGICAL PROCEDURE CODES. For text of subpart 1, see M.R. Subp. 2b. List of medical/surgical procedure codes. For text of items A and B, see M.R. C. Procedure code numbers 30000 to 49999 relate to respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and diaphragm procedures. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 _______________________________________________________________ For text of subitems (1) to (155), see M.R. (156) Liver, excision: 47100 A Wedge biopsy of liver 10.35 10.35 090 2 0 2 1 0 47120 A Partial removal 33.65 33.65 090 2 0 2 1 0 47122 A Extensive removal 51.09 51.09 090 2 0 2 1 0 47125 A Partial removal 47.50 47.50 090 2 0 2 1 0 47130 A Partial removal 51.77 51.77 090 2 0 2 1 0 47133 X Removal of donor 0.00 0.00 XXX 9 9 9 9 9 47134 R Partial removal 57.95 57.95 XXX 2 0 2 1 2 47135 R Transplantation 31.31 31.31 090 2 0 2 1 2 131.31 131.31 47136 R Transplantation 98.93 98.93 090 2 0 2 1 2 For text of subitems (157) to (176), see M.R. For text of items D and E, see M.R. F. Procedure code numbers 70010 to 79999 relate to radiology procedures. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 _______________________________________________________________ For text of subitems (1) to (31), see M.R. (32) Radiation oncology, clinical brachytherapy: 77750 A Infuse radioelement 7.87 7.87 77750 26 A Infuse radioelement 6.60 6.60 77750 TC A Infuse radioelement 1.27 1.27 77761 A Radioelement application 7.52 7.52 77761 26 A Radioelement application 5.12 5.12 77761 TC A Radioelement application 2.40 2.40 77762 A Radioelement application 11.14 11.14 77762 26 A Radioelement application 7.69 7.69 77762 TC A Radioelement application 3.44 3.44 77763 A Radioelement application 15.80 15.80 77763 26 A Radioelement application 11.51 11.51 77763 TC A Radioelement application 4.28 4.28
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For text of subitems (33) to (36), (37) Nuclear medicine, cardiovascular 78414 C Nonimaging heart 78414 26 A Nonimaging heart 78414 TC C Nonimaging heart 78428 A Cardiac shunt imaging 78428 26 A Cardiac shunt imaging 78428 TC A Cardiac shunt imaging 78445 A Vascular flow imaging 78445 26 A Vascular flow imaging 78445 TC A Vascular flow imaging 78455 A Venous thrombosis study 78455 26 A Venous thrombosis study 78455 TC A Venous thrombosis study 78457 A Venous thrombosis imaging 78457 26 A Venous thrombosis imaging 78457 TC A Venous thrombosis imaging 78458 A Venous thrombosis imaging 78458 26 A Venous thrombosis imaging 78458 TC A Venous thrombosis imaging 78459 I Heart muscle imaging 78459 26 I Heart muscle imaging 78459 TC I Heart muscle imaging 78460 A Heart muscle blood 78460 26 A Heart muscle blood 78460 TC A Heart muscle blood 78461 A Heart muscle blood 78461 26 A Heart muscle blood 78461 TC A Heart muscle blood 78464 A Heart image 78464 26 A Heart image 78464 TC A Heart image
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see M.R. system: 0.00 0.00 0.62 0.62 0.00 0.00 3.24 3.24 1.08 1.08 2.15 2.15 2.47 2.47 0.70 0.70 1.77 1.77 4.81 4.81 1.01 1.01 3.80 3.80 3.60 3.60 1.06 1.06 2.54 2.54 5.07 5.07 1.24 1.24 3.83 3.83 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.45 3.45 1.19 1.19 2.26 2.26 6.19 6.19 1.68 1.68 4.51 4.51 8.24 8.24 1.49 1.49 6.75 6.75

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For text of subitems (38) to (42), see M.R. G. For codes 80000 through 89999, see part 5221.4040. H. Procedure code numbers 90700 to 99199 relate to medical services. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 _______________________________________________________________ For text of subitems (1) to (9), see M.R. (10) Dialysis, end stage renal disease services: 2.34 90918 A ESRD related services 2.34 12.34 12.34 90919 A ESRD related services 9.95 9.95 90920 A ESRD related services 8.79 8.79 90921 A ESRD related services 6.25 6.25 90922 A ESRD related services 0.41 0.41 90923 A ESRD related services 0.33 0.33 90924 A ESRD related services 0.29 0.29 90925 A ESRD related services 0.21 0.21 For text of subitems (11) to (51), see M.R. For text of items I to L, see M.R.

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New e-mail service for rehabilitation providers
The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has developed a new e-mail list for qualified rehabilitation specialists and vendors. Subscribers will get the latest information about DLI training events, rules, procedures, complaints and other relevant topics. Subscribe now online at www.doli.state.mn.us/wcrehabsub.html. An archive of the e-mail messages will also be available online. For more information, contact Ed Spitler at ed.spitler@state.mn.us.

www.doli.state.mn.us/wcrehabsub.html

Free publications available online
These publications — and others — are available free on the Department of Labor and Industry Web site. Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System Report 2001 • Report highlights: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/wn02dec1.htm • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/rsreport.html — PDF Minnesota Workplace Safety Report, 2001 • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/rsreport.html — PDF Prompt First Action Report on Workers’ Compensation Claims, 2003 • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/pubwkcp.html — PDF Collection and Assessment of Fines and Penalties, 2003 • Full report: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/pubwkcp.html — PDF An Employee’s Guide to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System, 2000 • Complete guide: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/guide.html An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota, 2002 • Complete guide: http://www.dted.state.mn.us/00x04-f.asp
(published by the Department of Employment and Economic Development)

Publications are also available in printed versions. To request a copy, contact Customer Assistance by phone at (651) 284-5030, by fax at (651) 296-9634 or by e-mail at DLI.brochure@state.mn.us. 12
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