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Defendants Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 02/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law claim were entitled to summary judgment in their favor since the evidence supported a finding that the worker’s own conduct was to blame for his fatal fall through a skylight. ...Read More

DWC Attorneys Preview Upcoming UR Changes 02/14/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1758 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
LOS ANGELES — California doctors may get a free pass on utilization review under legislation passed in 2016, but that doesn't mean state regulators are not going to be watching. ...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient, ASC Fee Schedule 02/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted adjustments to the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes adopted by Medicare. Revised payment rules that go into effect March 15 will ...Read More
DWD Considers Modifying Vocational Rehab Rules 02/14/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development plans to hold a public hearing March 8 on rule changes that would require vocational rehabilitation counselors to serve people with the most significant disabilities first when there are insufficient resources to serve all who are eligible. ...Read More
DWC Disciplines Doctor for Billing Violations 02/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1865 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation placed on its list of disciplined physicians a psychologist who it says improperly submitted bills under the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. Norman Reichwald in 2013 and 2014 billed Zenith, Travelers Insurance and Tri-Star Risk Management...Read More

DWC Revises Medical Fee Dispute Rules After Adverse Court Ruling 02/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: Top | 390 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has proposed a new rule that would triple the amount of time carriers have to produce the documents they need to deny payment for medical bills.  ...Read More
Department of Labor Schedules Hearing on Contractor Certification Rules 02/07/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 201 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 109 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a pubic hearing March 1 on proposed rules regarding certification of independent contractors. The proposed rules would declare ...Read More

DWC Considers Relaxing Discipline of Non-Compliant Employers 02/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Florida may give one more chance to employers with a history of falling behind on workers’ compensation premium payments. The Flo...Read More

Doctor Loses Treating Authorization Over Failure to Maintain Records 02/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked an internal medicine specialist’s authorization to treat injured workers after he admitted to medical regulators that he failed to maintain records for several patients. ...Read More

DWC Adds FAQs, Removes Old Requirement From Termination of Coverage Form 02/06/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has added a "frequently asked questions" section to its Termination of Coverage form (DWC Form-005).  ...Read More
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