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CoreChoice, One Call Partner on Radiology Services 01/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CoreChoice, a national specialty network for radiology, interventional pain management and medical air transportation services, has signed a network access and co-marketing agreement with One Call Care Management. ...Read More

Board Starting ALJ Surveys; Results Coming in March 01/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will start sending practitioners links to comment on the performance of administrative law judges, results of which will be posted in March. ...Read More

Court Upholds 50% Schedule Loss of Use Award for Correctional Officer's Shoulder Injury 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board in a battle of experts over the correct loss-of-use rating for a correctional officer’s shoulder injury. ...Read More

Court Upholds AWW Calculation of $709 for Man With 16 Days Worked 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a production assistant was entitled to benefits for injuries from a car accident, based on an average weekly wage of $709.15, even though he had earned just $2,950 in 16 days of employment. ...Read More

No Benefits for Butcher Who Had Stroke While on Out-of-State Trip for Employer 01/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a butcher was not entitled to benefits for a stroke he suffered while on an out-of-state trip to provide a demonstration on meat-cutting. ...Read More
State Adds and Deletes Codes for Ambulance Services 01/23/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has added two Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes and deleted one HCPCS code under 114.3 CMR 27.000, ambulance services. The two new codes are reimbursed at individual consideration, and the deleted code is not available for us...Read More

Doctor Suspended After Conviction for Filing False Tax Return 01/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
East Northport plastic surgeon Dr. Augusto DaSilva has been temporarily suspended from treating injured workers as of Jan. 18 after his conviction in New Jersey for filing a false federal tax return. ...Read More

BWC Proposes Rule Amendments to Comply With Budget Bill 01/23/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing on Feb. 20 to consider proposed amendments to Rules 4123-3-08, preparation and filing of applications for compensation and/or benefits, and 4123-3-35, employer handicap reimbursement. ...Read More

Appropriations Committee Passes PD Rating Bill 01/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 630 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously passed a bill that would specify criteria that doctors must consider when determining impairment resulting from occupational breast cancer. ...Read More

More Doubts Surfacing About Spinal Cord Stimulators for Injured Workers 01/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 577 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Competition is heating up among makers of spinal cord stimulators, as the devices, which are touted as an alternative to opioids for treating chronic pain, are becoming smaller and more sophisticated. ...Read More
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