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Berger: Work Comp Dental Injuries: Pre-Existing vs. Job-Related 11/02/2017
Source: Jacob Berger
State: NA | Segment: Top | 234 | 0
A causality dilemma can be summed up as, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” In dental workers' compensation terms, which came first, the injury or the bad teeth? ...Read More
 
 
Barklage: 10 Ways to Help Injured Employees Recover 08/31/2017
By: Andrew Barklage
State: NA | Segment: Top | 571 | 0
You can’t escape it. The message is everywhere. An enormous shift in claims management ideology is upon us. An advocacy-based approach to managing injured workers is taking hold. Why? Because it works. What is different about this approach? Rather than focusing solely on costs ...Read More
 
 

Biery: A Brave New World or Return to Sanity? 06/28/2017
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 670 | 0
We have seen multitudes of cases in which temporary total disability is being paid even after termination for cause based upon the holding that indicated generally that the Appellate Court would not consider the actual details of the cause. ...Read More
 
 

Britt: Attendant Care in Post-Reform Workers' Compensation Claims 06/01/2017
By: Courtney Britt
State: NC | Segment: Top | 644 | 0
In recent years, attendant care provided under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act has gotten quite a bit of attention in the appellate courts and at the General Assembly.  ...Read More
 
 

Brannan: Our Formulary Is Model for Other States 05/17/2017
Source: Ryan Brannan
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1017 | 0 | Popular with Employer
In the midst of a nationwide opioid crisis, Texas implemented a prescription drug formulary in 2011 — not because it would save insurance companies money but because it could save lives.  ...Read More
 
 

Burns: Recent Telemedicine Developments in California Workers' Compensation 03/09/2017
By: Michael Burns
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The past decade has seen an explosion in online access and improvements in technology. These changes have naturally resulted in changes in medicine. Smartphone applications and videoconferencing are methods by which business, and now medicine, is conducted. ...Read More
 
 
Ban: Dealing With (and Beating) CIGA as Co-Defendant 09/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 954 | 0 | Popular with Legal
So the California Insurance Guarantee Association has joined you to a case (or filed a petition for reimbursement and/or change of administrator). CIGA is demanding reimbursement and insisting that your client take over the case, including administering benefits, discovery and medical treatm...Read More
 
 
Burke: Are the Winds Shifting in Workers' Compensation? 03/17/2016
By: Bob Burke
State: NA | Segment: Top | 385 | 0
For the past decade or more, the dominant storyline in workers’ compensation has been the states reducing benefits, limiting the very definition of a compensable injury, and shifting much of the cost of workplace injuries to workers and the federal and state governments. ...Read More
 
 
Battling the Opioid Problem: The Fight Goes On 08/24/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
I already know what you're thinking. "Again, with the opioids? Hasn't everybody and his brother in workers' comp already talked about this issue ad nauseum? Aren't we seeing reports suggesting the problem is getting better? Aren't we doing everything we possibly can to ad...Read More
 
 
But Will it really Help? 03/19/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 627 | 0
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding how things could be different in workers' compensation in the United States. One of the issues in recent years has involved the interplay between the state workers' compensation programs and the federal government. Certainly, wor...Read More
 
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