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Workers' Compensation News

DWC Calls for Scrapping Medicare in New Outpatient Fee Schedule 11/17/2010
State: FL | Segment: Top | 494 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) will ask the state Three-Member Panel next month to scrap plans for an outpatient hospital fee schedule based on Medicare's P...Read More
DWC Announces 0.4% Increase in Medical Fee Guidelines for 2011 11/17/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 151 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has announced the annual changes to conversion factors for the medical fee guidelines to reflect changes in the Medicare Economic Index -- which result in an increase of 0.4% for services in 2011.Under the changes, the new conversion fact...Read More
DWC Begins Registration for Winter 2011 Education Conference 11/16/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) on Monday opened registration for its 18th annual educational conference, to be held this winter in Los Angeles and Oakland.The conference is scheduled Feb. 24-25, 2011, at the Los Angeles Sheraton Gateway Hotel and Feb. 28 to Ma...Read More
District Court Did not Err by Denying Comp Claim 11/16/2010
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 213 | 0
A trial court's allowances of suggestive statements that a personal injury claimant had filed a comp claim was not an abuse of discretion, an Iowa appeals court concluded. Case: Myers v. Crawford Heating & Cooling, No. 0-627 / 09-1849, 11/10/10. Published. Facts: Tere...Read More
DWC Announces Plans to Evaluate EOBRs During Claims Audits 11/16/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 193 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Bureau of Monitoring and Audit has announced plans to add evaluation of Explanations of Bill Review (EOBR) to its claims audits.Bureau Chief Robin Ippolito said in a notice posted on DWC's website this month that EOBRs provide h...Read More
DWC Medical Unit Manager to Join Defense Law Firm 11/15/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, manager of the Division of Workers' Compensation's medical unit, is the latest DWC official to announce her departure for the private sector.Honor-Vangerov will leave her post in December to join the Oakland office of Floyd Skeren & Kelly, a defense fi...Read More
Disability Retirement Benefit Could Bar Liability Shift 11/15/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 243 | 0
A disability retirement benefit could bar an employer's attempt to shift liability to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases, a New York appeals court ruled. Case: Claim of Stranahan v. Adirondack, No. 509900, 11/10/10. Published. Facts: Albert Stranahan, a corrections offic...Read More
DWC Announces 9 Disciplinary Actions, $303,500 in Fines 11/12/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 382 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced nine disciplinary orders by Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon became final in October.The orders included two doctors, six insurance companies and a radiology clinic.  Total fines under the orders were $...Read More
DWC Announces Changes and Training for EDI 11/12/2010
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 97 | 0
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims said it made changes to the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Claims Release 3.0 tables last week and has scheduled training sessions on use of the tables for Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.DWC said in it plans to have its Release 3.0 system for first an...Read More
Deputy Warden Appealing Denial of Claim 11/12/2010
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 241 | 0
Former Luzerne County, Pa., deputy prison warden Sam Hyder will take his prolonged fight over a work-related stress claim to the state Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, the Citizens Voice newspaper reported Wednesday.In August, Workers' Compensation Judge Brian M. Hemak denied ...Read More
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