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DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer 10/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation sent a notice of intent to suspend Paul Randall, a marketer who pleaded guilty in 2012 to paying kickbacks to providers who referred patients to Tri-City Regional Medical Center for spinal surgeries. ...Read More
DWC Revises Guidelines for Chronic Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 10/11/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation has revised its treatment guidelines for complex regional pain syndrome and chronic pain disorder. New guidelines will go into effect for services provided on or after Nov. 30. Both sets of guidelines were last revised in Decemb...Read More

Department of Insurance Signs Off on 4.6% Decrease in Loss Costs 10/11/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 339 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Department of Insurance on Tuesday said it has approved the recommended 4.6% rate decrease in overall loss costs in the voluntary market. ...Read More

DWC Bars 8 More Medical Providers From Work Comp System 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1962 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California state regulators on Thursday announced the suspension of eight medical providers, bringing the total number who are barred from participating in the state workers’ compensation system to 46.  ...Read More

Drug-Court Work Rehab Program Took Worker's Benefits, Report Says 10/06/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Officials in two states say they are investigating an alternative work program for convicted criminals following a report that the nonprofit applied for workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of one of its workers and pocketed the benefit check.  ...Read More

DWC Commissioner Brannan to Keynote Annual Conference 10/06/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan will deliver the keynote speech and discuss the state of the Texas workers’ compensation system at the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Conference on Nov. 9 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. ...Read More

DWC Plans to Require Preauthorization for All Compounds 10/05/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas plans to join Florida, Tennessee, Nevada and Oklahoma in mandating preauthorization for all compounded medications, including those containing “Y” ingredients, through its formulary. ...Read More

DWC Lifts Dismissal Notice for Nearly 3,000 Liens 10/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday said it will allow administrative law judges to determine whether declarations were filed timely for nearly 3,000 liens that were dismissed by operation of law in July. ...Read More
DIA Sets New Average Weekly Wage 10/04/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The average weekly wage used for determining workers’ compensation benefits in Massachusetts is $1,338.05, effective Oct. 1. The rate for temporary and total disability benefits is 60%, with a minimum of $267.61 and a maximum of $1,338.05. For permanent and total disability benefits...Read More

DWC Extending Emergency Rules for Provider Suspensions 10/03/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1854 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is keeping in place until January emergency regulations governing the suspension of providers and practitioner...Read More
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