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DWC Proposes Revisions to Form-005 11/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments until 5 p.m. Central Dec. 1 on proposed informal revisions to Form-005, Notice of No Coverage or Termination of Coverage. ...Read More

Doctor Accused of Distributing Oxycodone Indicted on 29 Felony Charges 11/20/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Hillsboro, Ohio, physician was hit with 29 felony charges this month connected to the illegal sale of oxycodone, according to an indictment against him released Nov. 7. ...Read More

Deckhand on Riverboat Casino Didn't Qualify as Seaman Under Jones Act 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a deckhand injured while working aboard a riverboat casino was not a seaman covered by the Jones Act because the boat was not a vessel covered by the maritime law. ...Read More

DWC Launches Training Online Training for QMEs 11/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday launched its second free online course covering the qualified medical evaluator process. ...Read More

DA Dismisses Charges Against Collections Manager in Landmark Case 11/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 905 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against a collections manager for Landmark Medical Management who had immunity after being compelled to testify in front of a grand jury. ...Read More

DWC to Use IAIABC Claims Release 3.1 Instead of 3.0 11/16/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation has changed course and scrapped plans to adopt the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions’ Claims Release 3.0 and instead will implement Claims Release 3.1. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 12 Providers and Practitioners 11/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2176 | 5 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended 12 more medical providers and practitioners, bringing to 85 the total number of people suspended since Assembly Bill 1244 took effect at the start of the year. ...Read More

DWC Volunteers Provided Hurricane Relief 11/15/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance and its Division of Workers’ Compensation coordinated 63 volunteers from both agencies after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in late August. ...Read More

Disagreement Prompts Judge to Pen Injunction Order That Won't Require Bond 11/14/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal judge presiding over a legal challenge to California's lien-stay law has decided he's not going to wait for the plaintiffs and the Division of Workers' Compensation to come to an agreement. ...Read More

Don't Base Diagnosis on Results of One Test, IME Warns 11/14/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A growing trend in the diagnosis of injured workers is to order tests — but tests have their drawbacks and shouldn’t be the sole basis of a diagnosis, a Pennsylvania physician said on Monday. ...Read More
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