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Division Delays Launch of Case Management System 09/26/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 57 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation is postponing the rollout of its Workers’ Compensation Electronic System to make sure bugs are worked out before the system goes live. ...Read More
Division Announces 2.7% Increase in Maximum Benefit Rate 09/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 168 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the maximum workers’ compensation benefit will increase, by 2.7%, to $938 for dates of injury from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019. The maximum rate is set at the state average weekly wage, rounded to the nearest dollar....Read More

Division Proposing Rule Changes 09/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 49 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 178 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Friday posted notice of proposed rule changes relating to employer and insurer coverage responsibility, and procedures for employers who don’t provide mandated coverage. ...Read More
Division Proposing Repeal of Defunct Annuity Table 09/24/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 51 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 154 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is proposing to amend its rules by deleting a defunct actuarial annuity table that was once used to determine the amount of lu...Read More

Doctor Challenges Jury Instructions in Appeal of Fraud Conviction 09/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 993 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A doctor serving a 10-year prison sentence says the federal jury in Southern California that convicted him of 39 counts of fraud wasn’t properly instructed on how to interpret the law prohibiting kickbacks. ...Read More
Department of Workforce Services Partners With Medata 09/21/2018
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services announced that it is using Medata as its new vendor to process bills for medical treatment of injured workers. The change will primarily affect the billing process for providers, the department said in a notice on its ...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Fee Schedule 09/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating into the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes that were made by Medicare. The order updating the Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule incorporates the following changes: C...Read More

DWC Schedules Public Hearing on Med-Legal Fee Schedule Changes 09/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said it will hold a public hearing to discuss changes to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule after receiving an “overwhelming response” to rules that were proposed in May. ...Read More

DOI, NCCI Host WC Seminars Oct. 9-10 09/20/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 90 min read
The Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Council on Compensation Insurance will host back-to-back seminars next month to update stakeholders on changes in the industry, including legislation and regulation. ...Read More

Doctor Denies Charges in Cream Scheme 09/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Waxahachie anesthesiologist is rejecting federal charges that he received kickbacks as part of a two-state compounding medication scheme that defrauded the federal workers' compensation and other insurance programs. ...Read More
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