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Division Issues Tips on Avoiding Form and Fax Problems 04/19/2011
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 288 | 0
The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Division has issued tips for workers' compensation system participants on use of forms and faxes, and issues with division statutes and rules.Participants need to be aware of and use the most current forms, which are available online, the divis...Read More
DWC Corrects Download Error in Drug Pricing Database 04/15/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 580 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation gave notice Thursday that it has corrected a download error in the Medi-Cal drug pricing database.The corrected calculator, the first corrected database file for download, and instructions have now been posted on the DWC’s webs...Read More
Deductible Owed for Each Worker Diseased by Pig-Brain Mist 04/15/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 272 | 0
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that a pork processing company must pay a $600,000 deductible for each of the workers' compensation claims filed by 12 employees who say they were made sick by inhaling aerosolized pig-brain proteins while using compressed air to remove meat from skulls. ...Read More
Doctors and PPOs Agree to Back 'Silent PPO' Legislation 04/14/2011
State: TX | Segment: Top | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAfter years of wrangling over the issue, Texas health care providers and preferred provider organizations have agreed to support legislation intended to stop insurers from taking discounts fro...Read More
Disciplinary Hearing Set for Ex-Prosecutor in Sandy Blunt Case 04/14/2011
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 768 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A North Dakota Supreme Court Disciplinary Board panel has set a hearing for June 29 and 30 to consider possible action against former prosecutor and current District Judge Cynthia Feland for allegedly failing to turn over a memorandum to the defense in the trial of Sandy Blunt, former executive dire...Read More
DWC Schedules Quarterly Carrier Meeting for April 28 04/14/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 121 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has set its quarterly meeting with carrier representatives for 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the DWC's central offices at 7551 Metro Center Drive in Austin.The agenda for the meeting has not been posted. The meetings usually involve updates on ...Read More
DWC Sets Free Seminars on Pharmacy Formulary and E-Billing 04/14/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 207 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has scheduled a series of free half-day educational seminars entitled "Pharmacy Closed Formulary and Clean Claims/e-Bill" beginning in May and concluding in August.The seminars are being offered in cooperation with small business developm...Read More
Doctors Spar Over Need to Regulate High-Tech Imaging Practices 04/13/2011
State: TX | Segment: Top | 114 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAUSTIN, Texas -- Medical specialists argued Tuesday before a state House of Representatives committee about whether Texas needs to enact legislation to regulate and evaluate the use of high-te...Read More
Doctor Targeted in Pain Clinic Raids Sues State Officials 04/13/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 272 | 0
A Columbus physician targeted in raids by investigators looking for evidence of possible misuse of prescription drugs has filed a lawsuit in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court accusing state officials, including Attorney General Mike DeWine, of "attempted character assassination" the Columbus Di...Read More
DWC Seeks Comments by May 11 on Required Medical Exam Form 04/13/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 189 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will receive public comments until May 11 on proposed revisions to the DWC Form-022, Required Medical Examination, Request for Agreement/Request for Order.The form is for insurance carriers requesting an injured employee to attend a requi...Read More
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