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Dispute as to Worker's Involvement in Moving Equipment Didn't Foreclose Summary Judgment 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that questions as to whether a worker had actually been involved in moving a heavy reel of electrical wire at a constriction site did not prevent him from entitlement to summary judgment for injuries. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Lifts Bulletin Extending Comp Deadlines in Disaster Area 12/12/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has lifted a bulletin, effective Jan. 10, that that tolled deadlines for procedures in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Removed From Comp System Over Compounds 12/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fort Worth doctor has agreed to not treat, examine or consult with other physicians regarding injured workers by signing a consent order demanded by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation for his alleged unnecessary prescribing of compound medications. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Posts Adjustment to Physicians' Fee Schedule 12/08/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 549 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the physicians section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate changes made by Medicare for 2018. The order, among other things, incorporates the 1.4% increase in the Medicare Economic Index, whic...Read More
 
 

Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up 12/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of recent opinion columns have rekindled the debate over whether workers’ compensation medical treatment guidelines are helpful or harmful to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Approves Carve-Out Agreement Between Los Angeles and Police Union 12/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday that it has approved a “carve-out” agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the union that represents the 10,000 employees of its Police Department.  ...Read More
 
 

DWC Announces Medical Fee Conversion Factors for 2018 12/06/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has announced new medical fee guideline conversion factors for services provided in calendar year 2018, ...Read More
 
 
DIR Updates Lump-Sum Annuity Table 12/06/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations adjusted its actuarial annuity table used to calculate lump-sum payments for permanent disability benefits in a move that wil...Read More
 
 

Doctor Confirms Firefighter's Cancer Is Work-Related 12/06/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A second Columbus firefighter has produced medical evidence that his cancer is directly linked to his job, NBC 4 reported. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Suspends 21 Providers, Some Tied to Medicare Fraud 12/05/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday the suspension of 21 more medical providers from participating in the state workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of suspensions this year to 115.  ...Read More
 
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