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7 Feb 2021, 4:03 pm by Jon L. Gelman
Abstract of the OSC Investigative ReportIntroductionThe Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) conducted an investigation related to the use of medical monitoring settlements by the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), a division within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Department of Labor), and the impact of such settlements on the State’s pension funds. [read post]
27 Jan 2016, 5:30 am by Kori Shafer-Stack
  After the state amended the regulations in August, CWCI updated its new hire pamphlet and posting notice, obtained state approvals, translated them into Spanish and printed them along with the new DWC-1/NOPE, which as of January will consist of a 3-page NOPE attached to four copies of the claim form, printed on NCR paper to eliminate the need to photocopy. [read post]
24 Dec 2015, 5:30 am by Kori Shafer-Stack
  After the state amended the regulations in August, CWCI updated its new hire pamphlet and posting notice, obtained state approvals, translated them into Spanish and printed them along with the new DWC-1/NOPE, which as of January will consist of a 3-page NOPE attached to four copies of the claim form, printed on NCR paper to eliminate the need to photocopy. [read post]
14 Dec 2014, 10:34 am by Jon Gelman
[Click here to see the rest of this post]Found onRelated articlesCA DWC Issues Notice of Public Hearing on September 3 for Proposed Workers' Comp Benefit Notice Regulations Amendments (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)CEO resigns from California state workers' comp insurer (workers-compensation.blogspot.com)CCWC at Disneyland… [read post]
16 Aug 2013, 4:26 am by David DePaolo
This should be cause enough for a DWC investigation. [read post]
18 Jan 2014, 12:16 am by Jon Gelman
Today's post is authored by David Depaolo and shared from http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com .It's the long arm of the law.When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed into law conservatives applauded that it would open up the forces of economic powers from Mexico that were previously running underground.Liberals said that NAFTA spelled the end of domestic work for Americans.Of course, neither of the extreme views became reality.What did become reality, however, is that Mexican… [read post]
24 Mar 2015, 4:23 am by David DePaolo
”Last year the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued a significant panel decision, Patterson v. [read post]
25 Jan 2018, 4:58 am by Jon Gelman
” Watson v 84 Lumber CP 2009-15740 (NJ DWC 2016) Decided: 12.15.2016“One of the primary benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act is that of medical benefits. [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 4:33 am by David DePaolo
The thought behind this was that if the parties could not agree which medical professional was going to govern the case then the government would decide, thus cutting down on litigation, ergo costs, and resulting in less dispute.The theory didn't translate into practice and one of the more common complaints I hear as I travel the state is that the QME process a) doesn't work as intended, b) is not timely, c) doesn't have enough physicians who know what they're doing, and… [read post]
26 Oct 2012, 4:10 am by David J. DePaolo
From carrier denial of medication to injured workers, and penalties for doing so, to pharmaceutical misfeasance.In Texas, carriers were given warning by the Insurance Council of Texas hat the state Division of Workers’ Compensation (TX DWC) is investigating complaints that some adjusters are improperly denying prescription drug refills.Apparently some adjusters have been failing to distinguish between claims that are currently subject to TX DWC's closed formulary for… [read post]
16 Mar 2016, 4:12 am by David DePaolo
It has also directed the WCAB to respond to the State Fund writ petition by April 20, and it has set oral argument for June 13. [read post]