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Division Posts Updates to ODG Guidelines for December Online 01/07/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 188 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Tuesday posted updates to the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) for December 2008 on its website.The changes and additions are organized to indicate the date the change was made, the chapter in the treatment procedure summary where a c...Read More
Department Orders Insurers to Report 2008 Policy Count 01/06/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 114 | 0
The Texas Department of Insurance Monday issued a bulletin requiring all insurers and health maintenance organizations authorized or eligible to do business in the state to file 2008 policy count exhibits with the department by Feb. 6.The bulletin (No. B-0001-09) notes that the departmen...Read More
DWC Schedules Workshop on Medical EDI Guide 01/06/2009
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 435 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has posted its draft rule for implementing the 2009 Medical Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Implementation Guide and has scheduled a workshop for Jan. 14.DWC said in a posting Monday that its proposed rule 69L-7.602, Medical Servi...Read More
Denver Home Builders, OSHA Renew Safety Partnership 01/06/2009
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver announced Monday they have renewed their Home Safe Colorado partnership, which began in 1998.More than 25 residential homebuilders, employing more than 1,600 employees, participate in the ...Read More
Dumanis Announces New Fraud Awareness Campaign 01/05/2009
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced a new public awareness campaign that will begin this month with the placement of 16 new billboards across the county to deter workers' compensation fraud.  The county will start placi...Read More
DWC Adopts Changes to Pathology and Clinical Lab Fee Schedule 01/02/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 665 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday announced an adjustment to the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system, as required by labor code section 5307.1.The change...Read More
Department of Insurance Issues 4th Quarter Data Call 12/31/2008
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a data call for workers' compensation and other carriers for fourth quarter 2008 experience.Compliance is mandatory under Section 38.001 of the state Insurance Code, the department said. The data call is designed to provide the department ...Read More
DWC Hires New Public Information Officer 12/30/2008
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 228 | 0
The California Division of Workers' Compensation announced Monday that it hired a new public information officer: Patricia Ortiz-Wong.Ortiz-Wong will serve as the division's primary spokeswoman, said Susan Gard, chief of legislation and policy for the DWC. She replaces Jeff Vistr...Read More
Defense Appeals Porn Actress' HIV Claim to U.S. Supreme Court 12/29/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Southern California defense attorney is asking the nation's highest court to consider whether hearsay evidence is substantial enough to grant an adult film actress workers' compensation benefits after she became infected with HIV.Defense attorney Scott Davenport filed an appeal...Read More
DWC Toughens Audit Standards for 2009 12/24/2008
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California claims adjusting locations will face more stringent standards from Division of Workers' Compensation compliance auditors in 2009. The DWC Audit and Enforcement Unit on Tuesday announced that its profile audit review (PAR) performance standard for audits conducted in 2009 w...Read More
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