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Workers' Compensation News

Department Blames 'Outside Vendor' for Computer Problems 02/23/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 65 | 0
The Texas Department of Insurance reported that problems with “an outside vendor” was responsible for delays in individuals receiving assistance from the agency last week.In a message posted on its website, the department reported it would “like to apologize to Texas co...Read More
DWC Posts New Fillable Forms for QME Exams Online 02/20/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1316 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation posted a new set of fillable forms compatible with its new Electronic Adjudication Management System, for use by qualified medical evaluators, agreed medical evaluators, or injured workers who need to request a QME panel.  The forms, which...Read More
Department Sets March 26 Hearing on Asbestos Rules Changes 02/20/2009
State: OK | Segment: Regulatory | 410 | 0
The Oklahoma Department of Labor will hold a public hearing March 26 to consider amendments to its rules on abatement of friable asbestos materials to make the state regulations consistent with federal requirements.The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in room 104 of the State Cap...Read More
DWC Cancels April QME Exam 02/19/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 846 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday canceled the qualified medical evaluator test that was planned for April 25, bringing bad news to attorneys who say finding a QME is already difficult enough.The DWC said in a “newsline” announcement that it was canceling...Read More
Division Hosts Safety Summit in Tyler March 18 02/19/2009
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 331 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will present a regional workplace safety workshop in Tyler on March 18 at the Ramada Inn Tyler Conference Center at 3310 Troup Highway.The “Rose Capital Safety Summit" is one of several regional safety summits offered by the divisio...Read More
DWC Adds Documents to MTUS Rulemaking File 02/18/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 455 | 0
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Tuesday added several letters from the Work Loss Data Institute to the rulemaking file for proposed regulations that would modify the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS).The DWC added to the file these letters from the ins...Read More
Division Plans Medical Office Staff Training for Paris March 31 02/18/2009
State: TX | Segment: Events | 132 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will conduct a program in Paris March 31 on “Basic Workers’ Compensation for Medical Office Staff.”The program will be held at Paris Junior College at 2400 Clarksville St.For additional information contact Pa...Read More
DWC Proposes Rules Changes on Surcharges, Change of Physician 02/17/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 294 | 0
The Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation on Friday released proposed rules effecting the surcharge rates paid by employers and insurers and the process injured workers must use to make a one-time change of a treating physician.Proposed revisions to Rule 8-5(B) would clarify tha...Read More
Department Sets Sessions on Medical Bill Issues 02/17/2009
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will hold a symposium on medical bill submission, review, payment and dispute resolution issues April 6, 24 and 30 in St. Paul.The sessions will be from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Minnesota Room of the department at 443 Lafayette Road N....Read More
Decision May Give Comfort to Delivery Companies - If it Stands 02/13/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court's decision to publish an opinion that upheld the classification of delivery drivers as independent contractors may give comfort to an industry that has moved away from traditional employer-employee relationships, if it withstands an expected appeal to the state Supre...Read More
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