The DIA has updated the on-line Section 15 Petition tools to reflect recent changes in case law as outlined in Circular Letter #341 - re: Curry v. Great American Insurance Co., 80 Mass. App. Ct. 592 (2011), rev. denied 461 Mass. 1103 (2011), petition to reconsider denied February 3, 2012.

Remember the allocations required under Curry can be contested if you are unable to reach an agreement with plaintiff's counsel.

The new tools are now on the DIA's website under "Key Resources" on the left side of the page.

Section 15 Interactive Petition -...

The DIA has issued Circular Letter #340, which provides a revised Treatment Guideline Number 27 addressing “Chronic Pain” as prepared by The Health Care Services Board.

This Treatment Guideline was generated to consistently improve health care services for injured workers by outlining the proper evaluation (including history, initial evaluation, diagnosis, etc.), treatment and therapeutic non-operative procedures (including physical medicine, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, psychosocial treatment, and medication management) and treatment that is not allowed.  The Guideline...