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DWC Posts List of Entities Holding Stayed Liens as Ordered 12/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1747 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers' Compensation on Monday complied with a federal court order by posting to its website a list of entities it believes have filed liens on behalf of crim...Read More
 
 

Defendants Prevail on Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall 12/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law action were entitled to summary judgment dismissing the injured worker’s claims based on his injuries from a fall while moving from one level of a roof to another. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Adopts Pathology and Clinical Lab Section of OMFS 12/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adjusting the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate 2018 changes to the Medicare payment system. The division ...Read More
 
 

Disabled Police Officer Had No Viable Claim Based on City's Refusal to Rehire Him 12/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 617 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a police officer who established that he had been permanently and totally disabled could not assert a viable claim of disability discrimination against his former employer for refusing to rehire him. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Suspends 16 Providers 12/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1853 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the suspension of 16 more medical providers, bringing to 131 the number of practitioners prohibited from treating workers injured in California since the start of the year. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Releases Training Schedule for Health Care Providers 12/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a webinar and a seminar for health care providers and their staffs in January. From noon-1 p.m....Read More
 
 

DWC Updates Ambulance Fee Schedule 12/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule for 2018. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor's Inconsistent Report Couldn't Support Award of PTD 12/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio Appellate Court ruled that a medical report did not constitute “some evidence” to support an award of permanent total disability benefits to a factory worker, as the doctor had issued inconsistent opinions on the patient's ability to work. ...Read More
 
 

DIR at Odds With Auditor Over Fraud Recommendations 12/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1433 | 1 | Popular with Legal
A report released Tuesday that aims to improve California's workers' compensation fraud-fighting efforts breathes new life into an old idea: Requiring carriers and employers to send explanation-of-benefit forms to applicants so that injured workers may tip investigators if they spot spuri...Read More
 
 

Department Approves 3% Loss Cost Decrease 12/13/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Insurance Department is recommending a 3% decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs for 2018, which follows a 4% decrease that took effect Aug. 1.  ...Read More
 
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