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DWC Schedules 8 Field Office Closings for Today 02/04/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 113 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation announced eight field offices are scheduled to be closed today due to weather conditions.Other offices also may be closed.The eight offices are Abilene, Beaumont, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Houston East, Houston West and Missou...Read More
 
 
DWC Says Designated Doctors Must Fax Reports to Central Office 02/04/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 94 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has announced that no later than March 1, designated doctors must fax all completed reports and associated narrative attachments directly to the DWC at its central office in Austin.The reports and attachments include the DWC Form-069, &ld...Read More
 
 
DWC Extends Comment Period for Revised Billing Regs 02/03/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) has revised regulations for electronic medical treatment billing and standardized paper medical billing and extended the public comment period until Feb. 16.DWC said it was proposing additional modification of the proposal based on co...Read More
 
 
DWC Launches New Site for L.A. District Office With Helpful Links 02/02/2011
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0
The Division of Workers' Compensation launched a new online "e-billboard" designed to deliver information about the Los Angeles district office in a more efficient manner.The e-billboard features a simple layout with quick links to everything from court rules, parking and hours, to l...Read More
 
 
Daly City Councilwoman Faces 10 Years if Convicted of Comp Fraud 02/02/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 340 | 0
A Daly City councilwoman facing multiple felony charges for allegedly filing a false workers' compensation claim faces up to 10 years in jail if she is convicted, according to KRXI, the Fox affiliate in Reno, Nev.A jury trial for Margarita "Maggie" Gomez, 56, is scheduled to start Ma...Read More
 
 
DWC Offers 'Inclement Weather' Line to Check for Office Closings 02/02/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 333 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation advises anyone needing information on whether a DWC field office is closed or open to call the agency's "inclement weather" telephone number, at 512-804-4157.Division spokesman John Greeley said decisions on office closures are made bas...Read More
 
 
Disabled Son Didn't Prove He Was a Dependent 02/02/2011
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A decedent's disabled son did not satisfy his burden of proof that he was dependent upon his father for financial support, a New York appellate court concluded. Case: In the Matter of the Claim of Joann Plew-Jourdanais v. Adirondack Heating & Frost, No. 509610, 1/27/11. Published...Read More
 
 
DWC Seeks Comments on Proposed Rules on EDI Reporting 02/02/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 325 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will accept comments until Feb. 28 on proposed amendments to the agency's rules relating to insurance carrier medical electronic data interchange (EDI) reporting.The DWC has proposed amendments to 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Se...Read More
 
 
DWC Adjusts Ambulance Fees to Conform to Medicare Changes 01/31/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 383 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The California Division of Workers' Compensation announced Friday it has adopted an order adjusting the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system. The adjustment, which is required by Labor Code Section 5307.1...Read More
 
 
Doc Sentenced to Jail for False Claim Conviction 01/31/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Palm Springs doctor convicted of using fake identities to obtain 30,000 prescription painkillers and filing a false workers' compensation claim was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail and five years probation, according to press reports.Dr. Lisa Michelle Barden, 41, pleaded guil...Read More
 
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