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DWC Answers Questions about Revised MPN Regulations 09/20/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 543 | 0
Confused about the California Division of Workers' Compensation's new regulations on medical provider networks notices?You're not alone. And because of the confusion, the DWC last week updated its website to include answers to frequently asked questions about the new rules, w...Read More
DWC Boosts Medical and Hospital Fee Schedules 09/20/2010
State: KY | Segment: Top | 1091 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) last week posted emergency revisions to its 2009 hospital fee schedule and the final draft version of its 2010 physicians' fee s...Read More
DWC Posts Proposed Rules for Case Managers' Certification 09/20/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 392 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has proposed new rules to establish certification standards for case managers used by insurance carriers for non-network workers' compensation claims effective Sept. 1, 2011. The rules would establish a requirement for a case manager to...Read More
Department Offers Out-of-State Training in Wausau Oct. 20-21 09/20/2010
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 122 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will offer its final sessions of workers' compensation adjuster training at the last of three out-of-state locations next month.The department will offer sessions Oct. 20 and 21 in Wausau, Wis.Earlier this year the department...Read More
DWC Considers Limit on Multiple QME Office Locations 09/17/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 631 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Griggs, EditorAddressing concerns that medical-legal reports are being produced by too few providers, the Division of Workers' Compensation is proposing revisions to its regulations for qualified medical evaluators...Read More
DWC Changes in 2011 not Likely, Except Medical Quality Review 09/17/2010
State: TX | Segment: Top | 825 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAUSTIN, Texas –  The chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commission told a conference on Thursday that he foresees no major changes in the state’s workers’ compensation system by t...Read More
DWC: Underpayments, Fines and Stop-Work Orders Up in 2009-10 09/17/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 300 | 0
Findings of underpayments to injured workers in permanent disability cases jumped dramatically in fiscal 2009-2010, while fines levied against noncompliant employers and stop-work orders at job sites also increased, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) reported this week....Read More
DWC Flags Issues with Medical EDI Guides 09/17/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 718 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) said Thursday it has identified three issues to be reviewed by stakeholders concerning Revision E of the Florida Medical Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Guide.The guide is covered by the Florida Workers' Compensation Medical S...Read More
DIR and CHSWC Hosting International Disability Forum 09/15/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Industrial Relations and the California Commission on Health, Safety and Workers' Compensation are hosting the International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM) 2010 in Los Angeles from Sept. 20-22.The state agencies are collaborating with the Internati...Read More
DWC Posts Second Draft of New Poster Rule 09/15/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 289 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted the second draft of a rules change that will require employers to display new posters in the workplace.DWC announced the new rule in June and held a workshop to discuss changes to existing Rule 69L-6.007. DWC said Tuesday...Read More
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