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Workers' Compensation News

Division Again Cuts Assessment Fee 06/21/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Rhode Island Division of Workers' Compensation has proposed another reduction in the assessment fee that goes to run the division, the agency announced this week. The fee would drop, from 5.75% to 5.25%...Read More

DWC Schedules Hearing on Proposed Changes to MTUS 06/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation scheduled a hearing for July 18 to discuss proposed evidence-based updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. ...Read More

Division Should Rethink Limits on Designated Doctor Testing, Chiropractor Says 06/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation should reconsider proposed rules that would limit the number of times an applicant can take the designated doctor test, a chiropractor said Monday. ...Read More

Denial of Chronic Condition Impairment Claim Wasn't Supported by Substantial Reason 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals overturned a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board finding that a worker was not entitled to an award for chronic condition impairment for the second time, concluding that the board’s decision was not supported by substantial reason. ...Read More

Dickerson Steps in as Acting Labor Secretary 06/13/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday appointed David Dickerson as acting secretary of the state Labor Cabinet, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Worker Claims. ...Read More

Division Proposing Fee Increases, Dispute-Resolution Process 06/12/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing medical fee increases of about 1% to 5% and adoption of new medical-dispute procedures in its annual update to its medical fee schedule and utilization review rules. ...Read More

Division Approves Fee Schedule Increase 06/12/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The South Dakota Division of Labor and Management has approved a revision to the workers’ compensation fee schedule that increases the reimbursement rate to providers, by 0.5%. ...Read More

DA Charges Interpreter With Fraud and Is Monitoring Others for Similar Violations 06/08/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2723 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has charged an uncertified interpreter with fraud because of bills she submitted to workers’ compensation carriers, and the agency is monitoring other interpreting firms in Northern California for similar suspected violati...Read More
DIR Holding Medical Training Classes 06/11/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is holding workers’ compensation training classes on medical billing and coverage verification on Wednesday. The first class, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., will explore the process for verifying workers’ compensation insurance coverage and t...Read More

DWC Ups Surcharge Rate to 0.9% 06/07/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 14 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is increasing the employer assessment that is paid to run the state’s comp system, to 0.9%. ...Read More
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