Illinois Medical Fee Schedule FAQ and Guidelines 2010

The Illinois Workers Compensation Medical Fee Schedule has been supplemented with answers to FAQs generated from recent fee schedule seminars around the state. As a result of common questions posed by the medical community and workers compensation payers, the Commission issued updated Medical Fee Schedule...

LA: LWCC Promotes Lloyd Colvin to Occupational Medicine Manager

Baton Rouge, LA (CompNewsNetwork) - Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) has promoted Lloyd Colvin to Occupational Medicine Manager. Colvin succeeds Jules P. Debetaz, who retired in May. Colvin has an extensive background in provider relations. He has been with LWCC for 12 years...

TX: DWC Wants To Reconsider Payment Of Medical Bills

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments on informally proposed rules to amend 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §§133.2; 133.240, 133.250, and 134.600 regarding Definitions; Medical Payments and...

The War Eagle Post: Board Issues First Ruling In the "First State Orthopedics Class Action" -- And a Large Fine!!

Well I am back from Auburn University Camp War Eagle and, having made the maiden voyage with my new device, all I can say is nothing but the love of God will separate me from my Ipad2. After years of being a communication dinosaur and having done without laptop, Blackberry, IPhone and whatever else technology...

MO: SIF Owes Interest on Medical Bills After an Award

If the Second Injury Fund must pay medical bills because an employer lacks insurance, when is the claimant allowed interest when the bills are not paid promptly? Eason v Adams Towing Inc. , DOLIR 7-19-11, is a Commission case of first impression to indicate when payments are "due" to trigger...

The Proverbs 31 Post....and a Little Utilization Review Round-Up in Delaware

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." Proverbs 31:26. Today's post is a little self-therapy. I always strive to be the quintessential Proverbs 31 woman, and while I invariably fall short, at least on occasion I am a wanna-be. Today, however, I am sad...

Hatchet Job: Delaware IAB Orders Separation of Bills for Compensable Body Part

Today's post is offered up by attorney Chris Logullo of Chrissinger & Baumberger. A recent Motion Day Hearing on the issue of what happens when the carrier requests that the doctor delineate his medical charges to parcel out the compensable treatment for an arguably unrelated body part and the...

No "Lunacy" Here in Delaware: Employer's Payment of Medical Bills Does Not Create an "Implied Agreement" for Statute of Limitations Purposes

Today is post is compliments of Nancy Chrissinger Cobb. And spoiler alert-- this case is boring. Not your usual Harlequin romance of a workers comp scenario..... But that said, it was authored by Chief Hearing Officer Baum and that alone makes it worth perusing. It's not his fault that the facts...

No "Lunacy" Here in Delaware: Employer's Payment of Medical Bills Does Not Create an "Implied Agreement" for Statute of Limitations Purposes

Today is post is compliments of Nancy Chrissinger Cobb. And spoiler alert-- this case is boring. Not your usual Harlequin romance of a workers comp scenario..... But that said, it was authored by Chief Hearing Officer Baum and that alone makes it worth perusing. It's not his fault that the facts...

Texas Performance Based Oversight (11/2/2011)

The Division is evaluating the current criteria Performance Based Oversight (PBO) committee meetings and seeking additional measures. The Division is also accepting input on the weights given to the various measures, a re-assessment opportunity, procedure to challenge or provide additional evidence regarding...

God Rest Ye Merry? Well, Not So Much in This Delaware Superior Court Ruling on Provider Certification

Above is my firstborn, Jocelyn, ringing the bell at the Prices Corner Wal-Mart. I am one partial Mama Bear but don't you agree she is the prettiest bell-ringer you have ever seen. Interestingly, this picture will likely make my other girl, Sweet Caroline, "sad in her heart", as she likes...

God Rest Ye Merry? Well, Not So Much in This Delaware Superior Court Ruling on Provider Certification

Above is my firstborn, Jocelyn, ringing the bell at the Prices Corner Wal-Mart. I am one partial Mama Bear but don't you agree she is the prettiest bell-ringer you have ever seen. Interestingly, this picture will likely make my other girl, Sweet Caroline, "sad in her heart", as she likes...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (3/18/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: NCOIL Adopts Model Law to Rein in Repackaged Drug Pricing . NCCI Releases Calendar-Year Underwriting...

Thank Heaven for Little Girls….. and “Clean Claims” in Delaware

This comes to us from Christopher Logullo of Chrissinger & Baumberger, also known as in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual. I had commented recently about how I love hearing from counsel regarding their cases and more importantly, their take on the Board’s ruling and for a second time this week...