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DWC Adopts Quarterly Updates to Fee Schedule 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 153 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted quarterly updates to the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system. The division said it adopted the following changes from Medicare: CMS’ Medicare National Phy...Read More
DWC proposes Updates to Treatment Guidelines, Fee Schedule Rules 06/29/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing updates to its medical fee schedule and medical utilization review treatment guidelines. The division said in a rule-making notice that the updates are part of an annual review process. The division is holding a hea...Read More

DA: Contractor Arrested for Theft Failed to Carry Comp 06/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Kern County prosecutors say a California contractor arrested on burglary and theft charges was also cited for failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Divided Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Mandatory Use of AMA Guides 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 315 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the mandatory use of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment passes constitutional muster. ...Read More

DWC Extends Deadline on Administrative Penalty Rule Change 06/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has extended the public comment period on a proposed rule that seeks to answer the tricky question of when regulators should give parties that violate its rules a break on the penalty. ...Read More

Doctor Suspended From Treating Injured Workers Following Tax Fraud 06/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has revoked the authorization of Dr. Avelino Rosales to treat injured workers in the state workers’ comp system, effective immediately. ...Read More
DWC Updates DMEPOS Section of Fee Schedule 06/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 537 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation updated the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by Medicare. The division said in a ...Read More
Division Again Cuts Assessment Fee 06/21/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 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 | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 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 | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 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
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