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Department Prepares, Waits for Word on Government Shutdown 07/01/2011
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 288 | 0
Minnesota state agencies - including the Department of Labor and Industry - were awaiting word late Thursday on whether they would be operating when the new fiscal year began today.Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and the Republican-controlled Legislature are at odds over the state budget - lawmaker...Read More
 
 
DWC Revises Medical Interlocutory Order Request Form 07/01/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has revised its form for continued use of a drug under the DWC's pharmacy closed formulary rule.DWC Form-064, "Medical Interlocutory Order Request Form: Continued Use of a Drug Previously Prescribed and Dispensed and Excluded from TDI...Read More
 
 
DWC Approves Renewal of 12 Self-Insurers' Certificates 07/01/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has approved 12 renewals of companies' certificates of authority to self-insure their workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period.The 12 companies collectively employ approximately 47,700 employees in Texas. U...Read More
 
 
Division Amends Payroll Tax Tables Effective July 1 06/30/2011
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 191 | 0
The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation announced it has amended its rules to update references to the tables which determine payroll taxes, effective July 1.A notice published in the June 29 edition of the Iowa Administrative Bulletin says the workers’ compensation commis...Read More
 
 
DWC Adjusts DMEPOS Section of Fee Schedule 06/29/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 292 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Tuesday posted an order adjusting the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS).The amendment conforms with changes in the Medicare payment system as ...Read More
 
 
DataCare Wins SaaS Contract with Total Managed Care 06/29/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 154 | 0
Total Managed Care has selected DataCare's utilization review and case-management software to manage workers' compensation claims, DataCare said Tuesday.The San Jose-based software provider said its product supports evidence-based practices by capturing medical information in a d...Read More
 
 
Doc Group Questions QME Dispute Resolution Proposal 06/28/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefRequiring parties to resolve qualified medical examiner (QME) panel disputes before an administrative law judge is not a practical solution, threatens to bog down the Workers' Compen...Read More
 
 
Declining Frequency Offsets Rising Claims Costs in 1st Reports 06/28/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The average California workers' compensation claim increased 18 months after policy inception rose 11% between policy years 2007 and 2008, but the number of claims dropped by 13.2%, leading to a 3.4% decline in total incurred losses, the California Workers' Compensation Institute reported Mo...Read More
 
 
DWC Letter About QME Panels Catches Attorneys' Attention 06/27/2011
State: CA | Segment: Top | 725 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorA new Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit letter directing practitioners to resolve any qualified medical evaluator (QME) panel disputes with a judge before acquiring a QME exa...Read More
 
 
DWC Scheduled Hearing on Proposed QME Regs 06/27/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 439 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will hold a hearing in August on proposed changes that would add three chiropractic specialties to forms used for qualified medical evaluator (QME) applications and to request QME medical-legal evaluations. The DWC ...Read More
 
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