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DWC Schedules Public Hearing on Permanent Provider Suspension Rules 10/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 837 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing on Dec. 11 to take comments on proposed provider suspension rules that will make permanent the emergency rules the division adopted in January.  ...Read More
 
 
DCBS Adopts New Statistical Plan Rules 10/30/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services has revised its workers’ compensation statistical plan rules for 2018. The revised rules will require that carrier rate filings be accompanied by a transmittal letter containing information listed on the Division of Financi...Read More
 
 

Draft Rule Posted for Inpatient Hospital Fees 10/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has posted a notice for possible amendments to Ohio Administrative Cide Rule 4123-6-37.1, payment of hospital inpatient services. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Submits Formulary Regulations for Final Approval 10/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation submitted its proposed formulary rules to the Office of Administrative Law for final approval ahead of the targeted Jan. 1 implementation date. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Posts Draft Benefit Notice Rules to Forum 10/24/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted proposed revisions to rules pertaining to notice requirements for denied claims to its online forum for public comment. ...Read More
 
 

DOJ Moving to Allow Direct Access to Prescription Database 10/18/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 838 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Health care providers in California should be able to access a patient’s prescription drug history without having to log into the state’s database and perform a manual search, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law to further the fight against opioid abuse and misuse. ...Read More
 
 

Discharge Letter Enough to Warrant PPD Benefits, but More Needed for Award Calculation 10/17/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court upheld an award of permanent partial disability benefits to a state government worker too stressed out to return to his job, and ordered the award itself — $250 — to be recalculated. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Posts Adjustments to Inpatient Hospital Section of OMFS 10/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 491 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an adjustment to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the 2018 Medicare payment system. The order says the DWC adopted the changes to conform with the final rule of Aug. 1...Read More
 
 

Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 968 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 5th District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of its prior determination that a group of correctional officers could not pursue a discrimination action against their employer, since they had already litigated their claims in pursuit of workers’ compensation benefits....Read More
 
 

Dueling Actuaries Debate Proposed Rate Hike 10/16/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An actuary hired by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice has concluded that a 6.06% emergency rate increase recommended by the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau is “excessive and not supported.” ...Read More
 
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