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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

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It has been the long-time practice of TPAs and insurance carriers to assign their own identifying
number to workers’ compensation claims. This caused problems for DWC in its attempts to link
medical bills to specific workers’ compensation claims. It is often the case that an insurance carrier
will change its TPA during the course of a claim, and thus the identifying number would change in
the EDI transmission. DWC has plans to require the same number to be used throughout the life of
a claim in submitting EDI data, but system participants are balking, given the problems the midstream
change will cause. But the agency is convinced that this will assist it in monitoring treatment