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DWC Adopts New Fee Schedule 10/11/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted changes to its medical fee schedule that include new conversion factors for calculating reimbursement rates under the state’s Resource-Based Relative Value Scale. For example, the conversion factor for radiology has dr...Read More
Subcontractor's Lack of Comp Coverage Didn't Eliminate Right to Payment 10/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a contractor breached the terms of its agreement with a subcontractor by refusing to pay for its work because the subcontractor had failed to provide adequate proof it had comp coverage. Case: Lauderback v. FMWB, No. 02-16-00057-CV, 10/06/2016, published...Read More
Hearing Set For Nov. 16 On Lump-Sum Payment Rule Approved By Legislature 10/11/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Nevada's Industrial Relations Bureau will hold a hearing Nov. 16 on statutory changes approved by the legislature last year. The changes affect workers hurt after Jan. 1, 2016 whose injuries received permanent partial disability classifications. Workers whose disability rating...Read More
Work Comp Advisory Council To Meet Oct. 12 10/11/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
Massachusetts' Department of Industrial Accidents will hold a workers' compensation advisory council meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will update attendees on cases filed with the DIA, the workers' compensation trust fund, personnel issues, judicial hearings, impartial medica...Read More
City Projects $250,000 in Savings Through TPA Hiring 10/11/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 650 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 343 min read
The city of Albany has hired Triad Group as a third-party administrator to oversee workers’ compensation claims in a move that the mayor says will save $250,000 next year....Read More
Commission Will Ask Lawmakers for Help in Creating Drug Formulary 10/11/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 680 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission will recommend that the General Assembly consider legislation promoting the adoption of a drug formulary and related treatment guidelines, the agency says in its newly released annual ...Read More
Roofer Pleads to Fraud, Owes $54,000 in Premiums and Penalties 10/11/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
The owner of a Sandusky, Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to fraud for failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. ...Read More

DWC Working on Rules for Provider Suspensions, Lien Reviews 10/10/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2511 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is drafting rules that could lead to the dismissal of thousands of liens with a claimed value of hundreds of millions of dollars. ...Read More
Paradigm Outcomes Acquires ALARIS Group 10/10/2016
State: CA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1335 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Case management provider Paradigm Outcomes announced its acquisition of the ALARIS Group Inc. on Friday. Paradigm specializes in complex and catastrophic cases. The California-based company, which serves clients nationally, brings on ALARIS as a subsidiary. The acquisition will expan...Read More

1st DCA Publishes Decision Allowing for Class Action Against Hospital for Cost of Records 10/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
California's 1st District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of its decision that a class action can proceed against a San Francisco hospital for allegedly overcharging patients whose attorneys sought access to their medical records. ...Read More
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