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DWC Revises Medical Fee Dispute Rules After Adverse Court Ruling 02/07/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has proposed a new rule that would triple the amount of time carriers have to produce the documents they need to deny payment for medical bills.  ...Read More
Department of Labor Schedules Hearing on Contractor Certification Rules 02/07/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 96 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 109 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a pubic hearing March 1 on proposed rules regarding certification of independent contractors. The proposed rules would declare ...Read More

DWC Considers Relaxing Discipline of Non-Compliant Employers 02/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Florida may give one more chance to employers with a history of falling behind on workers’ compensation premium payments. The Flo...Read More

Doctor Loses Treating Authorization Over Failure to Maintain Records 02/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked an internal medicine specialist’s authorization to treat injured workers after he admitted to medical regulators that he failed to maintain records for several patients. ...Read More

DWC Adds FAQs, Removes Old Requirement From Termination of Coverage Form 02/06/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has added a "frequently asked questions" section to its Termination of Coverage form (DWC Form-005).  ...Read More

Drug Wholesaler Seeks $15 Million, Saying Kickback Charges Stunted Sales 02/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1379 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
A California wholesale pharmaceutical supplier has filed a civil racketeering complaint seeking $15 million in damages, saying its sales slumped after a former president and pharmacist was indicted on charges of paying kickbacks to providers who prescribed some of the company’s product...Read More
Dept. Revising Rule to Note Negotiable Deductible Amounts 02/02/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
A rule amendment proposed by the Oklahoma Insurance Department would allow employers to negotiate with carriers for unique deductible amounts rather than accept the various amounts set out in state statute. The department has proposed an amendment to Appendix B of Oklahoma Administra...Read More

Division Proposes Rules to Ease Reporting Requirements 01/29/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Rule amendments proposed by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation would simplify reporting requirements, including for employers who terminate insurance coverage and enter into coverage agreements with contractors or subcontractors.  ...Read More

Deficiencies in WCJ's Ruling Prevent Review of Widow's Appeal 01/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Louisiana appellate court dismissed a widow’s challenge to the denial of her claim for benefits, saying the trial judge had not issued a valid ruling because she never specified what relief was being granted to the alleged employer. ...Read More

DWC Announces 11 Additional Provider Suspensions 01/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspended 11 more providers who have been convicted of fraud or lost their license to practice medicine, bring to 177 the number of those kicked out of the state’s workers’ compensation system since January 2017. ...Read More
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