Workers' Compensation News
WCA Proposes 3.8% Fee Schedule Increase, Electronic Filing Rules
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The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is proposing to increase maximum allowable reimbursement for medical procedures by an average of 3.8% in 2018, a WorkCompCentral analysis of the agency’s proposed fee schedule found.
WCD Updates Form, Bulletin Related to Retroactive Program
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The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has revised two documents related to its retroactive program, which increases benefits to present-day levels.
The first is Bulletin No. 102, updated for the first time since 2006. The bulletin shows people how to fill out the form to request r...
Worker Can't Bring Tort Claim Against Employer for Day-Off Workplace Fall
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A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a restaurant employee could not bring a tort claim against her employer for her injuries from a fall that occurred when she went into her workplace on her day off to address a problem with the ice machine.
WCB Boots Psychiatrist Who Lost Medical License
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The New York Workers' Compensation Board kicked a Middletown psychiatrist out of the system Monday after he lost his license to practice medicine in the state last week.
WCD Updates IME Provider Guide
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Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division updated the training manual for independent medical examiners by adding new information about provider expectations, and tips to avoid complaints by injured workers.
The Training Guide to Performing Independent Medical Exams is required ...
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OH - Woman Ordered to Pay Restitution for Spending Dead Boyfriend's Benefit Funds
The boyfriend died, but the workers’ comp checks kept coming.
Because 58-year-old Suzette Hedrick of Toledo, Ohio, cashed the checks, she has a choice of reimbursing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $18,576 or serve 10 months in prison, the BWC said in a press release Friday. A Lucas County judge on Oct. 5 sentenced Hendrik to five years of probation after she pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony, the bureau said.
Hendrick’s boyfriend, whom the bureau did not identify, was receiving permanent total disability benefits until his death on Oct. 3, .
TX - Imprisoned Doctors' Luxury Cars, Diamond-Covered Rolexes Up for Auction
The federal government is auctioning off 21 luxury cars seized from two doctors who are serving long prison sentences for running a pill mill in Mobile, Alabama.
Gold jewelry and a series of Rolex watches covered in diamonds will also be auctioned Saturday at the Hilton Austin Airport, KSAT-TV 12 reports.
The items were seized from John Patrick Couch and Xiulu Ruan, who became rich from selling instant-release fentanyl drugs off-label for neck, back and joint pain. The highly addictive opioid, produced by a company called Subsys, was approved only to trea.
WA - L&I: Unregistered Contractor Behind on Premium Payments
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a contractor charged with felony theft for collecting payments for projects he never started owed $6,500 in workers’ compensation premiums and another $12,000 for unregistered contracting.
Jesse Scott Espinoza, owner of Jesse’s Custom Concrete, is accused of accepting a total of $5,000 in down payments for two jobs that he allegedly abandoned. According to L&I, Espinoza did not work a single day on either project and never returned the money.
What’s more, the department said it suspended Espinoza’s .
CA - Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group
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Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive.
Duncan was director of the DIR from 2007 to 2011, and served as chairman of the California Public Employment Relations Board from 2004 to 2007.
He worked as vice president of government affairs for US HealthWorks from 2012 to 2016, and held the same title at Western Dental Services, where he worked since 2016.
Cal Capitol Group said Duncan’s expertise and communication skills, as well as his contacts an.
NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
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Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits.
The Albany Times-Union reported Wednesday that activists in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Hauppauge and Long Island were set to submit "thousands of petitions" to their local Workers' Compensation Board offices, as well as to the board's headquarters in Menands.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has come o.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
CA - Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
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