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Doc Enters 6th Guilty Plea in Compounding Scam 09/25/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New Jersey doctor pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a compounded-drug scheme that previously netted five other guilty pleas, the ...Read More

DWC Announces Suspension of Six Providers 09/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said it has suspended six more providers, bringing to 38 the number of providers who have been kicked out of California’s comp system since the start of the year. ...Read More

DWC Austin Office Moving to New Location 09/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Austin office is moving to a new location, effective Oct. 23. All proceedings, including ben...Read More

Diner Owner, Manager Charged With Litany of Labor Law Violations 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 35-count indictment against the duo who ran Long Island's Princess Diner contains a litany of labor law violations, from failure to carry workers' compensation insurance to scheming to defraud employees to failure to pay wages. ...Read More

DWC Seeks Input on Designated Doctor Audits 09/21/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is asking stakeholders for help in developing a designated doctor plan-based audit to measure the quality of designated doctor reports and the necessity for additional testing or referrals to resolve claims. ...Read More

Drobot Sentencing Postponed Until January 09/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 749 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge has once again postponed the sentencing of former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and kickback charges in 2014. ...Read More

Divided Supreme Court Upholds Award to Teacher for Loss of Bladder Control 09/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits based on a 32% whole body impairment for a school teacher who lost her bladder control. ...Read More
DCBS Updates PTD Calculator 09/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 729 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services has updated its web-based permanent total disability benefit calculator. The department offers a web-based calculator that requires an active internet connection and is updated automatically. DCBS says it is the preferr...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital Outpatient, ASC Fee Schedule 09/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating into the Hospital Outpatient Departments and Ambulatory Surgical Centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The DWC adopte...Read More

DCBS Proposes Rules for Carrier Governance Disclosures 09/18/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is proposing to adopt rules that will require carriers to submit corporate governance disclosures each year in a manner consistent with National Association of Insurance Commissioners model regulations. ...Read More
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