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Workers' Compensation News

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 | 228 | 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 | 2171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 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 | 1774 | 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 | 483 | 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 | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 120 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
DWC Approves Quarterly Adjustment to Fee Schedule 07/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has adjusted the hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgery center fee schedule to conform with quarterly Medicare changes. The DWC said Friday that an administrative director order dated July 3 is the second adjustment from the July ...Read More

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Dismissal of Labor Law Claim 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor and property owner were entitled to summary judgment on a worker’s Labor Law claim based on his fall from an improperly placed ladder. ...Read More

Deputy Commissioner Announces Departure to State Bar Court 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1148 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
ANAHEIM, California — Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Anne Schmitz has announced that she will be leaving the Department of Industrial Relations after eight years. ...Read More

Digital Agencies Seek to Streamline Small-Business Coverage 07/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
More workers’ comp policies may soon be sold without the involvement of a human broker, as a Nevada-based startup is offering commercial policies via the internet to small businesses in 44 states. ...Read More
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