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DWC Posts Adjustments to OMFS 03/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adopting into the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes made to the Medicare payment system. The order updates the physician and non-physici...Read More
DWC Sets Discount Rate at 5.58% 03/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Friday that it has set the discount rate at 5.58%, effective April 1 to June 30. That's up from 5.21% currently. The discount rate is used to determine the present-day value of money when settling workers’ compensation ...Read More

Division Releases New Tables and Guidelines on EDI 3.1 03/26/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Array | 8 min read
The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation has released information on what will be required under new electronic data reporting standards, the agency announced....Read More

DIR Increases Efficiency of Labor Law Enforcement Efforts 03/23/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
California labor inspectors are making fewer inspections, but are uncovering more violations with each inspection conducted. ...Read More

DA Reports Half of Companies Visited Not in Compliance With Comp, Licensing Requirements 03/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 593 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office announced that a recent compliance check of local contractors and service companies found that half of the businesses ...Read More

Dairy Factory Slapped With $144K in Penalties for Alleged Safety Violations 03/20/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
A manufacturer of cheese and dairy products in Waterloo, New York, has been cited for allegedly failing to correct safety violations found after employees were burned by hot milk. ...Read More

DWC Proposing Separate Maximum Physician Fees in 32 Regions 03/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 945 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
A proposal to add a geographic index to physician section of California’s Official Medical Fee Schedule that set different prices for 32 distinct regions would increase fees by nearly 10% in some areas, and decrease them by more than 5% in others. ...Read More
Division Adopts Major Revisions to Procedural, Medical and MCO Rules 03/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has adopted substantial amendments to rules regarding rule-making and attorney fees, medical fees, payment for medical services and managed care organizations. The division proposed the rule changes on Feb. 1 and conducted a public hear...Read More

DWC Proposes Minor Changes to Self-Insurer Rules 03/19/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is proposing minor and technical changes to the rules regulating self-insurers in order to comply with legislation passed in 2011 and 2015, according to a notice posted in Friday’s Administrative Register. ...Read More

Division Revises Bulletins on Voc-Rehab, Hospital Fees 03/16/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Thursday updated bulletins impacting hospital fees and vocational assistance eligibility. ...Read More
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