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Workers' Compensation News


DWC Hopes to Improve Communication Between Carriers and Workers 09/11/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has finalized revisions to plain language notices and created new forms it says will improve communication between insurers and injured workers. ...Read More

DIR Proposes Rules Change Long Sought by Deceased Claimants' Attorney 09/08/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations has scheduled a Sept. 25 hearing on a proposed regulation that would cut the interest rate used to calculate the present value of lump-sum permanent disability benefits, effectively increasing benefit payments to claimants. ...Read More

DWC Updates Fee Schedule, Utilization Standards 09/08/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted rules that will increase five conversion factors and reduce two others as part of its annual update to the medical fee schedule and utilization standards. ...Read More

DWC Cancels Rule Hearing After Hurricane Emergency Declared 09/07/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation canceled a rules-change hearing scheduled for Friday due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma. ...Read More

Doctors Oppose Removal of Spinal Cord Stimulators From MTUS 09/06/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California would join Washington state and the federal government in restricting payment for spinal cord stimulators under proposed treatment guidelines, but regulators are getting pushback from physicians who say the devices are a viable and preferable alternative to opioids for treating pa...Read More
DLI to Hold Public Hearing on Adoption of 2017 Treatment Guidelines 09/01/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a public hearing on Sept. 8 on whether it should adopt the 2017 Montana Utilization and Treatment Guidelines. The new guidelines would regulate medical services provided on or after Jan. 1, 2018. The hearing is scheduled to be...Read More
DIR Proposes Annual Update to PPD Calculation Tables 08/31/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 240 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Nevada's workers' compensation agency is making its annual update to the tables used to calculate lump-sum payments for permanent partial disability awards.  Last week, the agency moved to update a table that indicates how awards are to be modified based on when an injured wo...Read More

DWC Posts Database of Liens Dismissed by Operation of Law 08/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1902 | 3 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday posted a list of liens that were dismissed by operation of law earlier this month — all 292,000 of them. ...Read More

DIR Posts Proposed Draft of Possible Changes to Lump Sum Factors 08/28/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations posted a draft of possible changes to the factors used to calculate lump sum payments for permanent partial disability awards. ...Read More

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Prescribing 08/28/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Bettendorf emergency medicine physician has pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with prescribing medications for patients he never saw, federal prosecutors said. ...Read More
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