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DOL to Host Events for Nuclear Weapons Workers 03/16/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 241 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting outreach events in Bridgeton, Missouri, this month for former and current nuclear weapons workers and their survivors. ...Read More
 
 
DWC Proposes Changes to DIME Rules 03/16/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 151 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding a hearing in April on proposed changes to its Division Independent Medical Exam rules. The division is proposing to repeal its current rules and replace them with all new regulatory language. The rules set forth the qualifica...Read More
 
 
DWC Corrects Error in Data Table Within Fee Schedule 03/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted a correction to the Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers portion of the Official Medical Fee Schedule. A table in the original fee schedule listed Los Angeles County twice, with different county-speci...Read More
 
 
Division Hosts Regional Safety Seminars 03/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host regional safety seminars, next week and through July, giving employers and workers training on workplace injury prevention. The training will cover safety meetings, training methods, incident investigations, fall protection, and ne...Read More
 
 
DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient and ASC Fee Schedule 03/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 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 in the Medicare payment system. The division said the updated fee schedule ad...Read More
 
 
Democrats Seek Government Solution for WC Residual Market 03/12/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Illinois Democrats have introduced a bill, similar to one that failed last year, that would create a state-sponsored insurance company to supply workers' compensation coverage to companies that can't otherwise obtain it. ...Read More
 
 

Deadline Extended on Bill to Expand WC to Opioid Addiction 03/12/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Thanks to snowstorms that temporarily sidetracked lawmakers, the New Hampshire House of Representatives has extended the deadline for action on a bill that would allow addiction treatment to be covered by workers' compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor in Pacific Hospital Case Ordered to Forfeit $1.6 Million 03/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A federal judge ordered a Southern California doctor to forfeit $1.6 million he received in kickbacks for operating on workers’ compensation patients at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More
 
 
Dr. Stefan Pribil Joins Physician Partners Practice in Hurst 03/08/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Physician Partners of America announced that Dr. Stefan Pribil has joined its partnership of physicians who specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery. ...Read More
 
 

Denver PD Makes Physical Therapy Available to Officers 03/07/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Denver Police Department hired a physical therapist to treat injured officers as part of a pilot program mirroring services provided to firefighters, according to a report...Read More
 
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