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DWC Accepting Applications for Oct. 20 QME Exam 07/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 137 | 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 | 254 | 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 | 411 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 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 | 561 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 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

Doc Keeps License After Pleading Not Guilty to Self-Dealing 07/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1099 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
A Riverside judge denied a request by the California Medical Board to suspend the medical license of a doctor who pleaded not guilty to charges that he referred workers’ compensation patients to have services provided by other companies he owned, according to a ...Read More

Division Adopts Irregular Wage, Voc-Rehab Rules 07/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Oregon Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday that it has adopted rules impacting benefit both calculations for workers who earn irregular wages and the standards of el...Read More

Doctrines of Equity Didn't Bar PTD Claim by Firefighter With Terminal Cancer Diagnosis 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 758 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals on Monday issued an advisory that “the apples-to-oranges application of common-law doctrines to statutory claims” can result in “a distasteful fruit salad of injustice” in the wrong case. ...Read More

Democratic Candidate Lacks Work Comp Insurance 07/18/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts governor’s office neglected to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for his campaign staff, a possible violation of state law, ...Read More
DWC Reports 4.2% Benefit Increase 07/17/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 49 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 76 min read
The maximum benefit rate for people injured on or after July 1 increased 4.2%, to $987.84, from $948.15, according to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. The division increased the maximum benefit by the same amount as the increase in the state’s average weekly wag...Read More

DWC Announces P&T Committee Members, First Meeting 07/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the six people selected to serve on the committee that will consult with the agency on updates to the prescription drug formulary. ...Read More
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