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Disabled Police Officer Had No Viable Claim Based on City's Refusal to Rehire Him 12/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 734 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a police officer who established that he had been permanently and totally disabled could not assert a viable claim of disability discrimination against his former employer for refusing to rehire him. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 16 Providers 12/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2044 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the suspension of 16 more medical providers, bringing to 131 the number of practitioners prohibited from treating workers injured in California since the start of the year. ...Read More

DWC Releases Training Schedule for Health Care Providers 12/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a webinar and a seminar for health care providers and their staffs in January. From noon-1 p.m....Read More

DWC Updates Ambulance Fee Schedule 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule for 2018. ...Read More

Doctor's Inconsistent Report Couldn't Support Award of PTD 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio Appellate Court ruled that a medical report did not constitute “some evidence” to support an award of permanent total disability benefits to a factory worker, as the doctor had issued inconsistent opinions on the patient's ability to work. ...Read More

DIR at Odds With Auditor Over Fraud Recommendations 12/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1558 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A report released Tuesday that aims to improve California's workers' compensation fraud-fighting efforts breathes new life into an old idea: Requiring carriers and employers to send explanation-of-benefit forms to applicants so that injured workers may tip investigators if they spot spuri...Read More

Department Approves 3% Loss Cost Decrease 12/13/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Insurance Department is recommending a 3% decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs for 2018, which follows a 4% decrease that took effect Aug. 1.  ...Read More

Dispute as to Worker's Involvement in Moving Equipment Didn't Foreclose Summary Judgment 12/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that questions as to whether a worker had actually been involved in moving a heavy reel of electrical wire at a constriction site did not prevent him from entitlement to summary judgment for injuries. ...Read More

DWC Lifts Bulletin Extending Comp Deadlines in Disaster Area 12/12/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has lifted a bulletin, effective Jan. 10, that that tolled deadlines for procedures in counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey. ...Read More

Doctor Removed From Comp System Over Compounds 12/11/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 528 | 0 | Popular with Wcc | 9 min read
A Fort Worth doctor has agreed to not treat, examine or consult with other physicians regarding injured workers by signing a consent order demanded by the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation for his alleged unnecessary prescribing of compound medications. ...Read More
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