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DWC Approves Quarterly Adjustment to Fee Schedule 07/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has adjusted the hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgery center fee schedule to conform with quarterly Medicare changes. The DWC said Friday that an administrative director order dated July 3 is the second adjustment from the July ...Read More

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Dismissal of Labor Law Claim 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor and property owner were entitled to summary judgment on a worker’s Labor Law claim based on his fall from an improperly placed ladder. ...Read More

Deputy Commissioner Announces Departure to State Bar Court 07/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 894 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
ANAHEIM, California — Deputy Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Anne Schmitz has announced that she will be leaving the Department of Industrial Relations after eight years. ...Read More

Digital Agencies Seek to Streamline Small-Business Coverage 07/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
More workers’ comp policies may soon be sold without the involvement of a human broker, as a Nevada-based startup is offering commercial policies via the internet to small businesses in 44 states. ...Read More

Dog Groomer, Two Businesses Plead in Fraud-Related Cases 07/02/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former central Ohio dog groomer has pleaded guilty to a theft charge after investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation found her living and working in Colorado while receiving BWC benefits. ...Read More
Division Plans to Revise Accident Prevention Worksheet 07/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comment until July 12 on proposed revisions to the accident prevention worksheet. Form DWC105, the accident prevention services worksheet, would be reorganized to make it easier for insurance companies to complete, and to...Read More
DWC Adopts Quarterly Updates to Fee Schedule 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 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 | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 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 | 380 | 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 | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 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
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