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Drobot Sentencing Postponed Until January 09/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 617 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge has once again postponed the sentencing of former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and kickback charges in 2014. ...Read More

Divided Supreme Court Upholds Award to Teacher for Loss of Bladder Control 09/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits based on a 32% whole body impairment for a school teacher who lost her bladder control. ...Read More
DCBS Updates PTD Calculator 09/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services has updated its web-based permanent total disability benefit calculator. The department offers a web-based calculator that requires an active internet connection and is updated automatically. DCBS says it is the preferr...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient, ASC Fee Schedule 09/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating into the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The DWC adopte...Read More

DCBS Proposes Rules for Carrier Governance Disclosures 09/18/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is proposing to adopt rules that will require carriers to submit corporate governance disclosures each year in a manner consistent with National Association of Insurance Commissioners model regulations. ...Read More
DWC Schedules Annual WCIS Advisory Meeting for Oct. 23 09/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 520 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold its annual Workers’ Compensation Information System advisory meeting Oct. 23 in Oakland. The division said it will accept recommendations for questions, issues or scenarios that should be discussed at the meeting, unti...Read More

Docs Will Need ACOEM License for Updated Guidelines, Formulary 09/14/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1754 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California providers must purchase a license from Reed Group to use its treatment guidelines after they’re incorporated into the state’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. ...Read More

Data Suggests Reforms Slashed Benefit Payments and Claim Duration 09/14/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A report posted online by the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council this week suggests that workers’ compensation reforms implemented in 2014 cut the duration of claims by more than half and cut permanent partial disability benefits by almost two-thirds. ...Read More
DWC Updates Physician, Non-Physician Fee Schedule 09/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 729 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has adjusted the physician and non-physician section of its Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to quarterly changes in Medicare. The division adopted the following Medicare changes: Centers for Medicare and Medica...Read More
Dividends on Agenda for SAIF Board Meeting 09/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Directors of Oregon’s SAIF Corp. will discuss policyholder dividends during a Wednesday meeting in Bend. SAIF’s board of directors is scheduled to discuss and possibly approve a dividend recommendation, according to the meeting agenda. Information about the possible size ...Read More
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