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Division Posts Proposed Electronic Filing Rules 08/30/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Iowa Workers’ Compensation Division gave notice Wednesday of proposed rules that will lay the groundwork for mandatory use of a "workers’ compensation electronic system" to submit claims data and file petitions, forms and other documents. ...Read More

Division Sets Hearing on Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment Rate 08/29/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has scheduled a Sept. 20 public hearing to hear testimony on the proposed Workers’ Benefit Fund assessment rate, but it won’t propose the actual amount to be assessed until next month. ...Read More

Doctors' Reports Saying Worker Had Ability to Work Could Still Form Basis for PTD Award 08/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 442 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the reports of two doctors constituted substantial evidence to support the Industrial Commission’s determination that a worker was permanently and totally disabled, even though the doctors said he was still capable of some work. ...Read More

DWC Repeals Outdated Rule on Fees for Public Records 08/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Catching up on some unfinished business, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has repealed a regulation addressing fees charged for copies of public information that became out of date 13 years ago. ...Read More

DWC Proposes to Cut Self-Insurer Civil Penalties in Half 08/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing to cut in half civil fines against self-insured employers that file late forms and reports, according to a notice posted Friday. ...Read More

DOE Audit Finds Problems With Work Comp Claims Management at Hanford 08/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Department of Energy does not have effective procedures and controls over the workers’ compensation program at Hanford, according to an audit that was requested by two members of Congress, according to ...Read More

DWLD Going Its Own, Simpler Way With E-Billing Regs 08/23/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
New Jersey will apparently become the first state to mandate electronic medical billing that will not use the model rule instituted by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. ...Read More

DEA Eyes Another Cutback to Opioid Production Quota 08/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has proposed reducing its manufacturing quota for opioid medications for the third year in a row, a move that some say is focusing on the wrong end of the equation when it comes to opioid overuse. ...Read More

Division Warns That First Aid Must Be Reported as Injury if Any Bill Paid 08/17/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Utah Industrial Division put employers and medical providers on notice Thursday that any treatment of an injured worker that results in a bill must be reported as a workplace injury. ...Read More

Division Wants Proposals for Re-Employment Services 08/10/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has issued a request for proposals on re-employment and vocational evaluation services for injured workers. ...Read More
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