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DWC Terminates QME Status for Convicted Providers 09/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation terminated the qualified medical evaluator certification of two California providers who pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks for patient referrals. ...Read More

Doctor Failed to Link Causation for Psychosis to Workplace Fall 09/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals last week ruled that a doctor suffering from psychosis failed to prove that his mental condition was caused by a workplace fall. ...Read More

DWC Posts New Rules on Opting Out of Self-Insurance 09/17/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
In keeping with House Bill 1989, passed in 2017, The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has proposed ...Read More

DCBS Announces 9.7% Rate Cut for 2019 09/12/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Oregon employers on average will pay nearly 10% less for workers’ compensation insurance next year, according to the Department of Consumer and Business Services. ...Read More

Doctor Indicted in Two-State Cream Scheme 09/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Waxahachie pain-management physician has been indicted on charges of accepting kickbacks for prescribing expensive compounded medications paid for by federal workers' compensation and other federal insurance programs. ...Read More

DWC Corrects Weekly Pharmaceutical Fee File 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is recommending that anyone who used its pharmaceutical calculator on Sept. 5 or 6 to run calculations again using a corrected data file posted on Friday. ...Read More

DWC Adds Drugs to Formulary 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adding new drugs to the state's prescription formulary. ...Read More

Daughter Can Proceed With Tort Suit Against Mother's Employer 09/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 149 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a farmworker’s minor daughter can proceed with a negligence claim against her mother’s employer for the disfigurement of her hand from an accident that occurred while she was assisting the woman. ...Read More

Drobot, Feds Square Off Over Forfeiture Payments 09/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Michael R. Drobot claims federal prosecutors overcharged him $25,000 on a forfeiture order because they refuse to give him credit for a civil settlement with Los Angeles County, and he wants his money back. ...Read More

DWC Posts Adjustments to Proposed Geographic Billing Rules 08/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday posted revised rules that would set different reimbursement rates for medical services depending on the geographic region of California where the services are provided. ...Read More
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