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DWC Posts Updated Drug List, Revised Rules to Implement Formulary 07/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 686 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday released revised formulary rules that include a more detailed process for weaning patients off drugs that are not recommended, and released a new process for resolving disputes about the formulary. ...Read More

Doctor Accused of Inappropriate Prescribing Surrenders Authorization to Treat Comp Patients 07/19/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Highland physician has voluntarily given up his authorization to treat injured workers after consenting to several charges of negligence levied by the state medical board. ...Read More

DWC: 441,070 Lien Declarations Filed 07/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said service providers submitted 441,070 lien declarations by the July 1 deadline. Senate Bill 1160 set a Ju...Read More

Deja Wu: Judge Who Halted Lien Activation Fee 'Inclined' to Block Lien Stays 07/17/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal judge who enjoined the California Division of Workers’ Compensation from collecting lien activation fees in 2013 said last week that he is “inclined” to prohibit the division from staying liens filed by providers who have been accused of fraud and other crimes relati...Read More

DLI's QRC Orientation Set for Aug. 24 07/11/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will hold its annual orientation for qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRCs) on Aug. 24, the agency announced. ...Read More

DWC Moves On to Verifying Lien Declarations 07/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lien claimants who filed mandatory declarations before the July 1 deadline are not necessarily in the clear as the Division of Workers’ Compensation is reviewing whether the submitted documents comply with the requirements set by Senate Bill 1160. ...Read More
DWC Updates Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule 07/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation adjusted the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to third quarter changes to Medicare’s payment system. The division adopted the Medicare “...Read More

DWC Accepting Applications for QME Exam Test in October 07/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications for the qualified medical evaluator exam to be held Oct. 21. Physici...Read More

Dispensaries Still Searching for Willing Comp Carrier 07/06/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii are still searching for workers’ compensation insurance after the state’s largest carrier said it wouldn’t cover risks in the industry, according to a report by ...Read More
DWC Raises Weekly Benefit Rates 07/05/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state average weekly wage used to determine workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri has increased to $879.06 as of July 1, up from $867.88. The maximum weekly benefit for injuries and illne...Read More
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