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Work Loss Data Institute Launches Certification Program for ODG 03/06/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Work Loss Data Institute said Monday that it has launched a program that will allow subscribers to obtain certification in the use of its Official Disability Guidelines.Criteria for obtaining certification requires that the applicant has a current subscription to the ODG and obtains a sc...Read More
Worker who Stabbed Attorney Gets Sentence of 11 Years to Life 03/05/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The injured worker accused of stabbing an attorney in the back at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in downtown Los Angeles may spend the rest of his life in jail.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund Clarke on Friday handed down the maximum possible sentence of 11 years to l...Read More
WCRIB Calling for 19.3% Rate Increase 03/05/2012
State: MA | Segment: Top | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau (WCRIB) is seeking a 19.3% average increase in workers' compensation rates in both the voluntary and residua...Read More
Westinghouse Cited for Chromium Exposure at Stainless-Steel Plant 03/05/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Westinghouse Electric Co. last week for willful and serious violations of chromium exposure regulations at its stainless-steel component plant in Newington, N.H.OSHA said in a press release on Friday that Westinghouse, b...Read More
WSI Offers Online Claims Training March 14 03/05/2012
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) will provide online training on March 14 on "Claims 101."The training is set for 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.Topics to be covered include:-- Injury Reporting and Timeliness.-- What Constitutes a Work Injury?-- ...Read More
WCIRB Launches Coverage Verification Website 03/02/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefMarking the result of a six-year legislative effort, the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Thursday launched a website that allows public searches to veri...Read More
WCC Seeking Comments on Proposed Mediation Reg 03/02/2012
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) is seeking comment on its proposed regulation mandating mediation in certain injured workers' claims.The commission is proposing to allow individual members of the commission to mandate mediation in any workers' compen...Read More
Work Group, DWC Staff Consider Criteria for Doctors' Report Cards 03/01/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAUSTIN, Texas -- Division of Workers' Compensation staff and members of the Performance-Based Oversight (PBO) Work Group on Wednesday debated criteria -- such as doctors prescribing narcot...Read More
WC Opioid Experts to Speak at National Rx Drug Abuse Summit 03/01/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Several national workers’ compensation experts will lead 90-minute sessions during the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit April 10-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla., the event organizers said in a press release on Wednesday.Joseph Paduda, owner of Health Strategy ...Read More
WCD Cancels E-Billing Advisory Committee Meeting 02/29/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 35 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division canceled the March meeting of an advisory committee discussing ways to implement paperless billing in the state.The e-billing advisory committee started meeting in October 2011 to identify what providers and payers would like to see for ele...Read More
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