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ND workers’ comp top doctor resigns

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The medical director of North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program, who complained in the past of efforts to influence his medical opinions involving workers’ claims, has resigned.
Dr. Luis Vilella wrote a letter of resignation …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND workers’ comp top doctor resigns

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The medical director of North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program, who complained in the past of efforts to influence his medical opinions involving workers’ claims, has resigned.
Dr. Luis Vilella wrote a letter of resignation …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Whistleblower claims state agency retaliated against her

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An employee of the North Dakota workers’ compensation agency who blew the whistle on suspected wrongdoing is alleging she has suffered retaliation. Continue Reading

Computer glitches in North Dakota worker’s comp program delays payments of medical bills

June 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Glitches in implementing a new computer system for the North Dakota workers’ comp program have produced a backlog of payments to medical providers that once topped $15.5 million. The bill payment backlog at Workforce Safety and Insurance once stretched to almost four months at its peak, but is declining as the agency catches up. Continue Reading

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Survey tracks views on North Dakota WSI

October 21, 2010 in INFORUM

Reviews less positive among those unfamiliar with agency

BISMARCK People familiar with Workforce Safety and Insurance tend to give the state agency more positive reviews than those unfamiliar with it, a recent survey shows. Continue Reading

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More North Dakota injured workers’ claims denied

August 6, 2010 in INFORUM

Legislation could increase payouts

A new report finds that denials of North Dakota injured workers’ claims “jumped dramatically” over a five-year review period but found claim practices were generally “sound.”
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Forum editorial: Might be legal, but it’s wrong

July 20, 2010 in INFORUM

Workforce Safety and Insurance’s denial of a claim from a Gilby, N.D., woman might be legal, but it’s nevertheless wrong.
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ND employers could get dividends

June 17, 2010 in INFORUM

BISMARCK North Dakota employers could see a 50 percent dividend credit from Workforce Safety and Insurance in the coming year.
The board of directors agreed to the rate recommendation at a meeting on Thursday.Continue Reading