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DWC Makes Another Attempt at Fee Schedule Updates 11/02/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing fee schedule changes for health care providers, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals that, combined, would add a projected $124 million to sy...Read More

DeWine Asks Drugmakers to Fund New Opioid Initiatives 11/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking drugmakers and distributors to fund a 12-point plan to combat the state’s opioid epidemic, which includes creating a position with Cabinet-level authority that would be solely devoted to solving the crisis. ...Read More

Defense Attorneys Question Arbitrator Appointments 11/02/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two Chicago defense attorneys say the recent appointment of five arbitrators is surprising given the fact that claim numbers are dropping. ...Read More

DWC Holding Webinars on MTUS Changes 11/01/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation scheduled two educational webinars covering proposed changes that will update the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. ...Read More

Division to Introduce Video and Telephonic Hearings Today 11/01/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation, beginning today, will use a private vendor to make hearings available to stakeholders who volunteer to appear remotely by telephone or video from their homes or offices. ...Read More

DWC Sets Requirements to Cover Seasonal Workers 11/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has set its adjusted payroll requirement for employers of seasonal workers under the provisions of Texas Labor Code 406.162. ...Read More

Doctor for Suspected Pill Mill Charged With Illegal Prescribing 10/31/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors in Birmingham, Alabama, have charged a Vestavia Hills physician with illegally prescribing controlled substances, including opioid painkillers, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town’s office announced. ...Read More

Doctor Loses Authorization to Treat Injured Workers 10/31/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A doctor of osteopathic medicine has resigned his authorization to treat injured workers after signing a consent order with the Board of Professional Medical Conduct over misconduct allegations. ...Read More

DWC Suspends Three Providers for Fraud 10/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the suspension of three more system providers, bringing to 52 the number of people who have been suspended since the start of the year. ...Read More

DWC Schedules Public Hearing on Permanent Provider Suspension Rules 10/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 828 | 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
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