en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:15:06 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral DWC Wants Input on How to Audit Utilization Reviewers Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0776e6ad802b3495b97acfb35abe286bb0a9b400 0776e6ad802b3495b97acfb35abe286bb0a9b400 TCPA Doesn't Bar Providers' Defamation Suit Against Injured Worker Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f166b2f265c309f59dc0c43383a175f8dc800c13 f166b2f265c309f59dc0c43383a175f8dc800c13 TCPA Requires Dismissal of Retaliation Lawsuit Mon, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/df4993455c3e22448f6566b3c8fcef6cdf26a23f df4993455c3e22448f6566b3c8fcef6cdf26a23f DWC to Hold Quarterly Meetings Nov. 4 Via Zoom Thu, 15 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2d034c03b5311ad967cdd1de2b378e24b6019e65 2d034c03b5311ad967cdd1de2b378e24b6019e65 DWC Wants Second Injury Fund Requests Through Computer Forms Only Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8bb3e1743a4420fde6ffbbdb67e3d8c225f3fc4f 8bb3e1743a4420fde6ffbbdb67e3d8c225f3fc4f UR Rules Don't Mention Non-Physician Reviewers, Psychologist Says Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0f147d3f493daeb6dad3a9a31d62d1c277b219b0 0f147d3f493daeb6dad3a9a31d62d1c277b219b0 Subrogation Waiver in Carrier's Policy Doesn't Apply to Worker's Medical Malpractice Action Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/531cebab0c48ca089d549b1f8b0ae71cd257a32a 531cebab0c48ca089d549b1f8b0ae71cd257a32a Widow Can't Get Benefits for Intoxicated Worker Who Fell From Balcony Tue, 06 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dd52b9bf7c575afe97152f5740bae103b6dab477 dd52b9bf7c575afe97152f5740bae103b6dab477 Data Show Handful of Providers Generate Most Medical Fee Disputes Tue, 06 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2b232d1f643ec15a84e08f9d261c15b2fe81760f 2b232d1f643ec15a84e08f9d261c15b2fe81760f Carrier That Waited Too Long to Intervene Can't Get Settlement Set Aside Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e534b4e3478027595af228969a727a5df87a471 5e534b4e3478027595af228969a727a5df87a471 NCCI Revises Classification for Job Site Salespeople, Estimators After Comment Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/99d12fc2072c5be6a88e4a7836648cfa51af5a8a 99d12fc2072c5be6a88e4a7836648cfa51af5a8a Wanted: Data Agent to Help With Switch to EDI 3.1 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8525a64bcdcd10ce8e1c095974a13680c42eca20 8525a64bcdcd10ce8e1c095974a13680c42eca20 DWC Wants to Allow Dispute Resolution Requests Via Email Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/811d26eced84064e8189e84380f6c1c4c6a9a2b7 811d26eced84064e8189e84380f6c1c4c6a9a2b7 DWC Seeks Input for Rule Review Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9483d0a64382eb97b8455617f8d17207cebaf9e4 9483d0a64382eb97b8455617f8d17207cebaf9e4 Truck Driver Gets Award for Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5d8e10c16f76f1e567157e7484b570f064affa61 5d8e10c16f76f1e567157e7484b570f064affa61 Zurich North America Launches Nonsubscriber Product Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/551cc5efece37707f7456c193bf7c21189cd699f 551cc5efece37707f7456c193bf7c21189cd699f State Raises Max Benefits by 3.7% Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/71bd2ef7d5bcf74af0d08ce4c36fb648711d5892 71bd2ef7d5bcf74af0d08ce4c36fb648711d5892 TDI Issues Warning About Inaccurate Third-Party Data Thu, 10 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b40bd2906d9636f853c196e565305b9484fdc269 b40bd2906d9636f853c196e565305b9484fdc269 DWC to Hold Virtual Meeting on Rules for UR, Peer-Review Doctors Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ae5b76959a7bb915a3b79f1699fb89936541de31 ae5b76959a7bb915a3b79f1699fb89936541de31 With Conflicting Info on Virus, Employers Struggle to Keep Workplaces Safe Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cd9070623fbc26c436ac02c4b776c04a99e904b0 cd9070623fbc26c436ac02c4b776c04a99e904b0 Amynta Group Acquires Work Comp Book from Houston International Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1c1d63c2dc992452d63b162100b39673b931a818 1c1d63c2dc992452d63b162100b39673b931a818 Law Officers Holding 'Action Week,' Walk to Spur COVID Presumption Order Thu, 03 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8ed82f141272c2ff80211f607e24167b9d0c1524 8ed82f141272c2ff80211f607e24167b9d0c1524 DWC Adopts Rules to End Remarriage Penalty for Spouses of First Responders Thu, 03 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9e396b437eef25c095408ff421225d7b12a65883 9e396b437eef25c095408ff421225d7b12a65883 TMI Hosts Pandemic Workplace Safety Summit Wednesday Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/033c4cb1b5e788e5db7c8dc7b092398835cb8e56 033c4cb1b5e788e5db7c8dc7b092398835cb8e56 DWC Plans Move to EDI 3.1, Looks for Data Collection Agent Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f5c1ea99ef2aac9552675ae63e9989e91f26ced3 f5c1ea99ef2aac9552675ae63e9989e91f26ced3 DWC Says It Won't Brook Unnecessary Delays in Virtual Hearings Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9aae626a7d6489387cedcc86edb1a1d35f65d458 9aae626a7d6489387cedcc86edb1a1d35f65d458 Self-Employed Worker Can't Challenge Denial of Claim on Behalf of His Company Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a2770b4638daa9e00baed3d0d240b26b8f8adcd1 a2770b4638daa9e00baed3d0d240b26b8f8adcd1 Designated Doctors Can Now Get Training Online, but Issues Remain Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a7f08b7f934dcc8d806fc911cab186171dcbf1e8 a7f08b7f934dcc8d806fc911cab186171dcbf1e8 Electronic Claims System Down for Maintenance Wednesday-Monday Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1935d31a12b4fe88abd09b84d91b2d9d8be96903 1935d31a12b4fe88abd09b84d91b2d9d8be96903 Welder Injured on Drilling Rig Qualifies as Jones Act Seaman Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2973a06f8b6d95632111b6a2dc96ccbeed431bf4 2973a06f8b6d95632111b6a2dc96ccbeed431bf4 TDI Head Sullivan Returning to Private Practice Thu, 20 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7c2e855f39482d2b207dbd28f2b0f49a1ce39630 7c2e855f39482d2b207dbd28f2b0f49a1ce39630 Worker Can't Proceed With Fraud Claim for Alleged Misrepresentation Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ac002aab0f00ea4bb8326881b2879d18d4872707 ac002aab0f00ea4bb8326881b2879d18d4872707 Texas Mutual Names New Vice President of Corporate Underwriting Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b8307a2bcdc102045e27ef78bb1230ebda8ed6b8 b8307a2bcdc102045e27ef78bb1230ebda8ed6b8 Judge Errs in Setting Aside Arbitrator's Award Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1e736deba606146d2012aa3e6d614e0cdff89019 1e736deba606146d2012aa3e6d614e0cdff89019 DWC Wants Ideas on 2021 Research Agenda Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7a745add0194592f1173bdc455063a0ea61a0eb9 7a745add0194592f1173bdc455063a0ea61a0eb9 DWC Extends Rule Allowing Telemedicine for Rehab, PT, OT Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/87c755914c0761afc244ac0bd9c802d95655bc21 87c755914c0761afc244ac0bd9c802d95655bc21 DWC to Hold Meeting on New Interrogatory Forms Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4f2467aa9ec0fbd55782083458c759f966b25107 4f2467aa9ec0fbd55782083458c759f966b25107 TCPA Doesn't Apply to Employer's Alleged Communications Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4df3c60f225d0cea653b58f893982a4243935aba 4df3c60f225d0cea653b58f893982a4243935aba Court Rejects Challenge to Jury Instructions, Testimony in Claimant Fraud Case Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d18920cf1d5f960c7103cb55cf5b24f180e4f079 d18920cf1d5f960c7103cb55cf5b24f180e4f079 TDI Approves NCCI Filing on Excluding Furloughed Employees From Payroll Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/96abf3ecf28f3d2fffa349cc74071b1587635e1b 96abf3ecf28f3d2fffa349cc74071b1587635e1b DWC Offering OSHA Construction Safety Classes on Web Video Platform Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/75b251e274f51789ac358a730ad15403acc68d82 75b251e274f51789ac358a730ad15403acc68d82 DWC Seeks Presenters for 2021 Conference Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/71d992b576da33accd71c59189be89cb158e420f 71d992b576da33accd71c59189be89cb158e420f Nichols Teams With Canadian Government Affairs Firm Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7f0f2bd9c422734937dcdb3b8ea32ca0cad884ed 7f0f2bd9c422734937dcdb3b8ea32ca0cad884ed DWC Says Travel Reimbursement Form Changes Would Help Avoid Delays Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d3bdf143896d0f2bbaa08673f4fb63d837460f3b d3bdf143896d0f2bbaa08673f4fb63d837460f3b DWC to Hold Quarterly Meetings Via Zoom on Aug. 26 Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/291c95c70f05222f490e292755a7f9578177b5b5 291c95c70f05222f490e292755a7f9578177b5b5 DWC Approves Format Changes to Basic Manual Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7b0b791f0689e0f059a312a15a6eb668687f6dd4 7b0b791f0689e0f059a312a15a6eb668687f6dd4 Court Tosses Summary Judgment for Employer Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/157d86836de27f42a578cffc71b3c04d4399a7b0 157d86836de27f42a578cffc71b3c04d4399a7b0 Awareness of Wet Floor Doesn't Preclude Suit for Damages Thu, 23 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7b977db9f475db23f45fc9f1cf469eeadd5312a8 7b977db9f475db23f45fc9f1cf469eeadd5312a8 Firefighters Want Benefits if Sickened in Pandemic Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6d7fa91f84714d9b96c61cdcb5b9e8683e213833 6d7fa91f84714d9b96c61cdcb5b9e8683e213833 DWC Wants Field Office Mail Faxed During Pandemic Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3f6e271a3b12e2f16d200f4518354b424c17b250 3f6e271a3b12e2f16d200f4518354b424c17b250 NCCI Filing: Don't Count Virus Claims in X-Mod Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/013328a654c705a98705ac544a4aa3e461751f3e 013328a654c705a98705ac544a4aa3e461751f3e Former Comp Doctor, Staff Indicted on Billing Fraud, Opioid Prescribing Charges Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5b672ba557b0aa995f24fba7688b5181075b3632 5b672ba557b0aa995f24fba7688b5181075b3632 Despite High Court Ruling, Hundreds of Air Ambulance Billing Disputes Still on Hold Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9ae409b361f3d30254b8dcd69d1fc562a33a13fc 9ae409b361f3d30254b8dcd69d1fc562a33a13fc TDI Adopts NCCI Injury Codes Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/effdf421b4499f919237c183cb21ca3f114a5613 effdf421b4499f919237c183cb21ca3f114a5613 'Compound King' Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and $12 Million in Restitution Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/aa239cb4f762f83e96428253c358053fb3f8a75a aa239cb4f762f83e96428253c358053fb3f8a75a Federal Aviation Law Doesn't Bar State Regulation of Air Ambulance Rates Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/61f1d1bcfac506c58e0eff613d0f3226a332f3d3 61f1d1bcfac506c58e0eff613d0f3226a332f3d3 Insurance Commissioner Extends Telemedicine Reimbursement Rule to September Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4c6e41eebc0a8a2853598561ed018b84b45d9f0a 4c6e41eebc0a8a2853598561ed018b84b45d9f0a Protests Will Mean More COVID-19 Claims, Say Police Who Want Presumption Help Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2893b7a5339f3fca63772486edb53dece45d167a 2893b7a5339f3fca63772486edb53dece45d167a Supreme Court Rejects Claim by Family of Trucker Allegedly Worked to Death Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/016793e4d8bac7b13b8d31d19ba7b128c91626d0 016793e4d8bac7b13b8d31d19ba7b128c91626d0 Ranch Hand's Family Can Pursue Tort Claim for His Death Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2af0dafa09efb8bb852ae1e675afc0aa69688883 2af0dafa09efb8bb852ae1e675afc0aa69688883 A Work-Around to Allow Virtual MMI Exams? Providers Say It's Needed Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f72ba73aa2a2562bab1e85df306adb1aa54c57ef f72ba73aa2a2562bab1e85df306adb1aa54c57ef DWC Pitches Rules on Remarriage Penalty for Some Peace Officers Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7bc2283ce715303b6c270c83e8d32c05752e963e 7bc2283ce715303b6c270c83e8d32c05752e963e Supreme Court Says Judges Need to Decide Borrowed Employee Status Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a28fb5f70ea1c6db04d6a1b4693e5fe2aef93b84 a28fb5f70ea1c6db04d6a1b4693e5fe2aef93b84 DWC Says Some Medical Exams Can Resume June 15 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c0f0b00bf8570e7b3b9ae99382e1ff5dfa9d8a50 c0f0b00bf8570e7b3b9ae99382e1ff5dfa9d8a50 DWC Wants Data on COVID-19 Claims Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ea51024de488e396fc919988049b3e377ce293e5 ea51024de488e396fc919988049b3e377ce293e5 DWC Posts Criteria for Provider Evaluations, Re-Adopts Comp Procedure Regs Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/59ddaac50ed71fe2129256284f2b41a097d8a925 59ddaac50ed71fe2129256284f2b41a097d8a925 NCCI Proposes COVID-19 Rules Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/50573daf96acc25bfbb88c04a9e17daa932973ec 50573daf96acc25bfbb88c04a9e17daa932973ec Comp, Insurance Departments Preparing to Adjust to Governor's 5% Budget Cuts Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f9febd944fa3ebf33599feeab7af897533ddc489 f9febd944fa3ebf33599feeab7af897533ddc489 Commissioner Urges Carriers to Let Preauthorizations on Surgery Stand Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e74fbf3d100b8e86246abfaa63555f34db062ab2 e74fbf3d100b8e86246abfaa63555f34db062ab2 Lentz Named Senior VP for Underwriting at Texas Mutual Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d65bd82cec753d4ffdddd0a13259bad71d6b28d5 d65bd82cec753d4ffdddd0a13259bad71d6b28d5 DWC Cancels Annual Conference, Will Refund Registration Fees Tue, 12 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1dbe0a9d159ceed6e205bd40e98940da0a40faf0 1dbe0a9d159ceed6e205bd40e98940da0a40faf0 DWC Sets Quarterly Meetings With Docs, Insurers for May 13 Tue, 05 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/928f49543b4017c40ad9b6fa87c817ea47d7371b 928f49543b4017c40ad9b6fa87c817ea47d7371b Telemedicine Expansion Does Not Apply to MMI and IR Exams, DWC Says Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/72d4ed5056ba98fe455e9ad6f6b21769f1bfdcbf 72d4ed5056ba98fe455e9ad6f6b21769f1bfdcbf