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Debit Card Bill Amended to Apply to All Indemnity Payments 08/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 649 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
What started as a proposal to allow one California carrier to participate in a pilot project testing the feasibility of using debit cards to pay temporary disability benefits has now expanded to cover all carriers and all indemnity payments. ...Read More

Dates Set for 2019 DWC Educational Conference 08/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Dates and times are available for the California Division of Workers’ Compensation’s 26th annual Educational Conference. Th...Read More

Dollar Tree Cited After Using Two-by-Four to Lock Emergency Exit 08/06/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for allegedly exposing workers to fire hazards by locking an emergency exit at a Dallas location. ...Read More

Dozen Workers in Noisy Factory Suffer Hearing Loss, OSHA Alleges 08/06/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
An Ohio manufacturer is facing $331,490 in penalties after 12 employees showed mild to moderate hearing loss based on audiogram measurements, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

DWC Still Working to Finish Implementing SB 863 Reforms 08/03/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1082 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
California employers are paying less for workers’ compensation coverage than they were three years ago, thanks in large part to savings flowing from Senate Bill 863, but regula...Read More

DWC Revokes QME Status Following Doc's Guilty Plea 08/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1639 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation revoked the qualified medical evaluator certification of a doctor who pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks in exchange for prescribing compound drugs to injured workers. ...Read More

DRG Reports Can Now Be Made on WC Court Website 08/02/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 328 min read
Hospitals and insurers may now file diagnosis-related group (DRG) reports through the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court's web application, the court announced Wednesday. ...Read More

DWC to Audit Use of Neuromuscular Testing; Wants Input on Plan 08/01/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is asking for input on a proposed plan to audit neuromuscular testing to determine if it is medically necessary and is backed by proper record-keeping, the division ...Read More

DWC Order Adopts Medically Unlikely Edits Without Zero Values 07/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Monday posted changes to the Official Medical Fee Schedule to eliminate Medically Unlikely Edits that are listed with zero value codes to avoid confusion that might lead to inappropriate denials of care. ...Read More

Division Will Again Resolve Bill Disputes in Contracted Medical Care, Rules Show 07/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Eight months after an administrative law judge ordered the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation to bite the bullet and resolve billing disputes involving contracted and managed care, the division has proposed new rules that offer little more than what's in the law. ...Read More
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