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Workers' Compensation News

DWC Updates Outpatient, ASC Section of Fee Schedule 06/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation updated the hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center of its Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate changes made by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The division adopted quarterly updates to the Medicare Hospit...Read More

DWC: Don't Refile Declarations Through EAMS 06/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1040 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said in an email sent to electronic filers and users of its JET File system that lien declarations mandated by Senate Bill 1160 and proof of service should not be refiled using the Electronic Adjudication Management System. ...Read More

DWC to Bankruptcy Court: Make Katy Industries Pay $92K Settlement 06/29/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 508 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Missouri's workers' compensation agency has notified the Delaware bankruptcy court that the storage unit manufacturer Katy Industries could lose its self-insured status if it does not pay roughly $92,000 in workers' compensation costs "immediately," according to a motion&nbs...Read More

DWC Hikes Maximum Weekly Benefits by 1.3% for Fiscal 2018 06/29/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has notified stakeholders that the state average weekly wage used to determine maximum workers’ compensation benefits is $879.06 for the fiscal year that begins Saturday. ...Read More

DWC Drops Bombshell on Lien Claimants Regarding Declaration Service Requirements 06/27/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Monday announced that lien declarations must be served on all parties in a move that has lien claimants scrambling for answers ahead of Friday’s filing deadline. ...Read More

Defense Attorney Questions Legality of Payer Compliance Monitoring Program 06/27/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Monday explained how it will measure and monitor payer performance as part of a program that one defense attorney says is illegal and will invite a court challenge. ...Read More
DOL Preparing to Scan Dockets Into Developing Electronic Records System 06/27/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Department of Labor is preparing to scan workers' compensation dockets into its fledgling electronic records system, which is set to launch in 2018, the agency announced in its June newslet...Read More
DWC Adopts New Edition of Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual 06/27/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual, 2016 edition, will become effective Saturday, the Division of Workers’ Compensation says. Among the changes over the 2015 edition are that emergency room services do not require prior authorization....Read More

Democrats Say No Budget Deal Without Limits on Insurer Premiums and Profits 06/27/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Sunday that the Democrats will not make a budget deal unless Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner agrees to regulate insurer premiums and profits, and to a bailout for Chicago Public Schools. ...Read More

DWC Recommends Submitting Lien Declarations by 5 p.m. June 30 06/23/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1644 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lien claimants who have not yet filed a declaration mandated by Senate Bill 1160 to preserve their claims should do so by the close of business on June 30, according to the Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
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