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Doc Keeps License After Pleading Not Guilty to Self-Dealing 07/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1249 | 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 | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 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 | 173 | 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 | 211 | 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 | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 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 | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 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

Division to Host Answer Sessions at WCI Conference in August 07/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
As part of the Workers' Compensation Institute's Educational Conference in Orlando, Aug. 19-22, the Florida Division of  Workers' Compensation will host two sessions for stakeholders to learn more about Florida's system. ...Read More

Division Wants to Cut Penalties for Late-Filing Self-Insureds 07/13/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation is proposing to cut penalties for self-insurers who fail to file forms and reports on time. Th...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Pathology, Lab Section of Fee Schedule 07/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 138 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule. The division said the order adopts Medicare’s “CY 2018 Q3 Release Revised for ...Read More

Delaware Health Agency Moves to New Digs After WC Claims About Mold 07/12/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
After two years of complaints about mold and health problems, along with the filing of several workers' compensation claims, Delaware state workers are finally moving to a new office building. ...Read More
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