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DWC Reports 4.2% Benefit Increase 07/17/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 25 | 0
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 | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 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 | 110 | 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 | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 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 | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 144 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 | 106 | 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

Doctors, Worker Advocates Indicted in $40 Million Compounding Scheme 07/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 764 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Three doctors and two pharmacy operators have been indicted in connection with a compounded drug scheme that defrauded the federal workers' compensation program and Tricare out of almost $40 million, prosecutors said. ...Read More
Doc Accused of Self-Dealing Pleads Not Guilty 07/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Southern California doctor pleaded not guilty to fraud charges relating to allegations that he referred workers’ compensation patients to have services provided at other clinics he owned, according to a report by ...Read More
Disney Worker Killed in Industrial Accident 07/11/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 90 min read
Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, in what Disney officials are calling an "industrial accident," according to ...Read More

DWC Developing Regs to Ensure Compliance With UR Accreditation Requirement 07/09/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is drafting regulations and considering assessing penalties to ensure that utilization review organizations comply with the requirement to obtain accreditation. ...Read More
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