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DWC Disciplines Compound Prescribers; Rules in the Pipeline 11/10/2017
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AUSTIN, Texas — Seven out of 10 physicians who were audited as part of a Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation review of high-volume compound drug prescribers have signed consent orders agreeing to pay fines ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ry...Read More

DIR Schedules Second Hearing on Proposed Changes to Lump-Sum Annuity Table 11/10/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations scheduled a second hearing on proposed rules to adjust the annuity table used to calculate the present-day value of lump-sum permanent disability payments. ...Read More

DWC Posts Interpretive Bulletin on Payment for Medical Services 11/08/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s Division of Workers’ Compensation issued an interpretative bulletin explaining changes to payment rules for medical services that go into effect in 2018. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 21 Providers Under Anti-Fraud Law 11/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2943 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday that it has suspended another 21 medical providers, the largest batch of suspensions announced since the division started enforcing a new anti-fraud law early this year.  ...Read More

DWC Opens Registration for 2018 Educational Conferences 11/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 726 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has opened registration for its annual two-day Educational Conference. The confere...Read More

DWC to Audit Designated Doctors Who Prescribe Additional Testing 11/07/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation says it will audit designated doctors who frequently conduct additional testing as part of their examinations, or refer injured workers to other providers for more tests. ...Read More

Date When Employer Stopped Paying TTD Relevant for Calculating Pension 11/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a disabled firefighter was entitled to line-of-duty disability pension benefits based on a percentage of his salary as of the date his employer stopped paying temporary total disability. ...Read More

DWC Makes Another Attempt at Fee Schedule Updates 11/02/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing fee schedule changes for health care providers, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals that, combined, would add a projected $124 million to sy...Read More

DeWine Asks Drugmakers to Fund New Opioid Initiatives 11/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking drugmakers and distributors to fund a 12-point plan to combat the state’s opioid epidemic, which includes creating a position with Cabinet-level authority that would be solely devoted to solving the crisis. ...Read More

Defense Attorneys Question Arbitrator Appointments 11/02/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Chicago defense attorneys say the recent appointment of five arbitrators is surprising given the fact that claim numbers are dropping. ...Read More
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