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DWC Notes New Utilization Rules Are in Effect 07/03/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has issued a memorandum to remind workers’ compensation system participants of the adoption of Title 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 134.600, regarding “Preauthorization, Concurrent Utilization Review, and Voluntary Certification...Read More
 
 
Doctors Charged in Pain Clinic Raids 07/03/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Investigators raided seven pain clinics in Florida last week, closing out a two-year investigation and resulting in the arrest of 14 doctors and clinic owners who together face a total of 144 charges, according to a news report.According to a television news ...Read More
 
 
DOL Announces Benefit Changes 07/02/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Department of Labor announced last week that the maximum weekly indemnity benefit for injured workers was increased to $1,354.50 effective on Sunday.Labor Commissioner George Copadis said the maximum benefit increased from $1,317 for fiscal 2011-2012. In order for an em...Read More
 
 
DWC Announces Hospital Charge Adjustments 07/02/2012
State: RI | Segment: EAST | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Dr. Paul Desmarais Joins South Bend Clinic 07/02/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dr. Paul Desmarais is joining Drs. Kathryn Park and John Stavrakos in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at The South Bend Clinic in Michigan, the clinic announced on Friday.Desmarais is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He ...Read More
 
 
Detective Charged with Fake Shooting in Comp Claim 06/29/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A homicide detective for the Baltimore Police Department was charged on June 22 with shooting himself in a downtown parking garage in order to file a false claim for workers' compensation benefits.The Baltimore Sun reported that Detective Anthony N. Fata, 38, was charged with miscond...Read More
 
 
DWC Offers Doctors Compliance Training in Austin July 26 06/29/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will offer a free training session titled "Workers’ Compensation Compliance Training for Doctors" in Austin on July 26.The session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Tippy Foster Room at the DWC central office, 7551 Metro Ce...Read More
 
 
Department Sets E-Filing Rule on Regulatory Agenda 06/28/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Department of Insurance has published notice in the Illinois Register that it is considering a rule to implement the electronic claims provisions contained in Section 8.2a of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.Agency attorney Joe Clennon told WorkCompCentral on Wedne...Read More
 
 
Division Updates Spanish Version of Evaluator Fact Sheet 06/27/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation updated the Spanish version of its fact sheet that provides injured workers information about the qualified medical evaluator (QME) and agreed medical evaluator (AME) process.The division in April updated the English version of its f...Read More
 
 
Department Seeks Filing Data for Biennial Rate Hearing 06/27/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe Texas Department of Insurance (TD) has ordered workers’ compensation carriers to report their rate filings to the agency by Aug. 15 in preparation for a rate hearing to be scheduled ...Read More
 
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