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DWC Releases Proposed Performance Criteria for Designated Docs 02/23/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation wants input on how to evaluate the performance of designated doctors. The division ...Read More

Doctor Sentenced to 21 Months for Referrals in Kickback Scheme 02/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1853 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A doctor who received $5.2 million in kickbacks for referring about 90 patients to have spinal fusion surgeries performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was sentenced to less than two years in federal prison last week. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 20 Providers, Bringing Total to 197 02/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 20 medical providers for fraud, criminal violations or for loss of their medical license, bringing the total number of suspended providers to 197. ...Read More

DA: Five Contractors in Thomas Fire Cleanup Receive Stop-Work Order 02/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that five contractors working in the Thomas Fire disaster area received stop-work orders for contracti...Read More

Division Correcting Accidental Pay Raise to Anesthesiologists 02/16/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A fee increase for anesthesiology services provided to Utah injured workers will be short-lived. The Industrial Accidents Division gave notice...Read More

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law claim were entitled to summary judgment in their favor since the evidence supported a finding that the worker’s own conduct was to blame for his fatal fall through a skylight. ...Read More

DWC Attorneys Preview Upcoming UR Changes 02/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1441 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
LOS ANGELES — California doctors may get a free pass on utilization review under legislation passed in 2016, but that doesn't mean state regulators are not going to be watching. ...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient, ASC Fee Schedule 02/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted adjustments to the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes adopted by Medicare. Revised payment rules that go into effect March 15 will ...Read More
DWD Considers Modifying Vocational Rehab Rules 02/14/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development plans to hold a public hearing March 8 on rule changes that would require vocational rehabilitation counselors to serve people with the most significant disabilities first when there are insufficient resources to serve all who are eligible. ...Read More
DWC Disciplines Doctor for Billing Violations 02/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation placed on its list of disciplined physicians a psychologist who it says improperly submitted bills under the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. Norman Reichwald in 2013 and 2014 billed Zenith, Travelers Insurance and Tri-Star Risk Management...Read More
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