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DWC Suspends 11 Providers for Fraud, Licensing Issues 07/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended another 11 medical providers from the workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of banned providers to 274. ...Read More
Doctor Charged in Sleep Study Fraud Case Dies 07/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1659 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A Southern California doctor who has been defending himself against charges that he participated in a sleep study scam that defrauded carriers out of $17 million died over the weekend. Dr. Thomas M. Heric died Saturday at the age of 81, according to an ...Read More

DWC Offers Training on Electronic Submission of Settlements 07/27/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims will begin accepting electronic submission of settlement agreements Sept. 5, and will offer a webinar training session on the web-based filing system next month. ...Read More

DWC Proposing New Reimbursement Dispute and Utilization Rules 07/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has called an Aug. 15 public hearing to take comments on proposed rule changes that would alter the process for resolving utilization and reimbursement disputes. ...Read More

Doctor's Opinion Insufficient to Support Denial of Worker's PTD Application 07/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
An Ohio Appellate Court overturned the denial of a worker’s application for permanent total disability benefits, finding that the medical expert opinion did not provide a sufficient basis for the Industrial Commission’s decision. ...Read More

DWC Offering Medical Office Staff Training in Abilene 07/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 524 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is offering training for medical office staff in Abilene on Aug. 15. The seminar will be held...Read More

DWC Accepting Applications for Oct. 20 QME Exam 07/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications for the qualified medical evaluator examination on Saturday, Oct. 20. ...Read More

DWC Agrees to Hold Hearing on Enforcement Penalties 07/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Just days after insurance and self-insured organizations complained that proposed rules don't go far enough to protect against overzealous enforcement actions, the Division of Workers' Compensation has agreed to hold a public hearing on the matter. ...Read More

DWC Reminds Payers That Acupuncture Remains Compensable 07/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Just because Medicare and Medicaid don’t pay for acupuncture doesn’t mean California employers and workers’ compensation carriers don’t have to. ...Read More
DWC Posts Updated Subpoena Forms 07/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 611 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted to its website updated subpoena forms for use in district offices throughout the state. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has approved the new forms, the division ...Read More
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