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2014

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Spurger v. SAIF and interpretation of repetitive use 12/22/14
EDI medical bill data reporting - waiver of civil penalties 8/14/14
EDI proof of coverage filing requirements: Invalid FEINs 7/10/14
Performance audits: Employer-at-Injury Program (EAIP) Audit and Annual Audit 3/25/14

2013

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Registration and notice requirements for insurers - rule amendments 6/10/13

2012

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Workers' Compensation Division organizational change 10/18/12
Civil penalties for proof-of-coverage filings and mid-term cancellations 8/8/12
New state average weekly wage decrease affects benefit calculations 6/6/12
Annual timeliness audit: Industry results and upcoming audits 6/6/12

2011

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HB 2093: Workers' right to choose health care provider 11/14/11
Pre-Closure Accuracy Audit 8/30/11

2010

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New phone number and fax number for the Medical Section 11/10/10
Organizational changes to the Benefit Services Section 11/10/10
More on retention of claim records by WCD 8/26/10
Retention of claim records by the Workers' Compensation Division 7/29/10
Expenditure reductions at the Workers' Compensation Division 5/21/10
Focused performance audits 5/19/10

2009

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Processing a claim upon the death of a worker 12/29/09
New workers' compensation laws to take effect Jan. 1, 2010 12/14/09
Payment data for upcoming timeliness audits 11/23/09
Insurer notice to employers regarding non-disabling claims reimbursement 11/10/09
Insurer notice to employers and injured workers regarding the Employer-at-Injury Program 11/10/09
State office closures and furlough days for state employees 10/8/09
Changes to Workers' Compensation Division audits 6/8/09
2009 Proof-of-coverage law change 5/28/09
Economy affects Workers' Compensation Division revenue 2/6/09

2008

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New Medicare reporting requirements 10/28/08
Information revision request for certified health care providers 8/12/08
2008 insurer actions necessary for compliance with new proof-of-coverage law 7/31/08
Changes to medical fee schedule calculation process 7/3/08
Audit of claim processing activities 4/23/08
Communications with and between attorneys 2/26/08
Review of cervical disc arthroplasty (artificial disc replacement surgery) 1/29/08
Proof of coverage law changes coming in 2009 1/9/08

2007

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Extension of time frames for flood victims 12/27/07
Vocational eligibility determination audit results, penalties, and required actions 12/21/07
Modification of process for reconsideration of Notices of Closure 12/21/07
Applicability of House Bill 2007 relating to domestic partnerships 12/21/07
Important reminder to podiatrists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physician assistants to certify 9/17/07
Streamline resolution of claim closure disputes 8/22/07
DCBS data sharing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Medicare and workers' compensation benefits 6/26/07
Clarification of changes to workers' compensation medical fee schedule 5/29/07
DCBS data sharing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5/25/07
Vocational eligibility determination audits 5/16/07
2004-2006 Compliance audit results and civil penalties 4/11/07
Electronic data interchange (EDI) medical bill reporting implementation 4/11/07
The Workers' Compensation Division creates new Medical Section and Benefit Services Section 4/11/07
Workers' right to choose health care providers 3/7/07
DCBS data sharing with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Medicare and workers' compensation settlements 2/21/07

2006

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Supplemental disability for workers with multiple jobs at the time of injury 12/13/06
Employer-at-Injury Program audit methodology change 8/29/06
Correction of the state's average weekly wage 8/23/06
Review of lumbar artificial disc 8/9/06
New occupational therapist IME authorization requirement 6/12/06
Oregon licensed physical therapists new requirement 6/8/06
Worker independent medical exam survey 5/31/06
Suspension of civil penalties for guaranty contract terminations 5/10/06
AIG settlement 4/4/06
Operative date of physician list for independent medical examinations (IMEs) 3/7/06
Physician authorization to conduct independent medical exams (IMEs) 2/22/06
Important information about independent medical exams 2/6/06

2005

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Insurer contact for department payment and collection activities 12/13/05
Insurance adjuster licensing 8/5/05
Reporting injured worker claims by fax 6/16/05
Civil penalties for late reporting of premium assessment 6/13/05
Civil penalties for coverage and claims processing performance 6/1/05
Using tables to convert percentage(s) of hearing loss to percent of whole person 5/18/05
Using tables to convert percentage(s) of visual loss to percent of whole person 5/18/05


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