I ran into a lawyer recently at a Florida Worker's Compensation office. Our conversation turned to medical care within the Florida system. He described frustration, an issue of trust and a system where the employer's carrier selects virtually all of the physicians.
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The California workers’ compensation system has been buzzing with activity since the passage of AB 1124 in 2015, requiring the administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a drug formulary as part of the state’s Medical Treatment Utilization Sche...Read More
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Workers' compensation is a topic that evokes strong emotions sometimes. Back in June, Joe Paduda penned a short piece on fraud that generated a fair amount of discussion, titled The Real Fraud in Workers' ...Read More
Medical News Today (MNT) recently published "Did I understand you correctly, doc?", an expose of communication between patients and physicians. It is a worthy subject for the workers' compensation indu...Read More
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A Texas story in 2017 documented a tragic situation in which Dr. Christopher Duntsch performed some surgeries. Several patients did not enjoy the outcomes they sought. Two were rendered wheelchair-bound and others died.
If you’ve been following the blog-o-sphere and the LinkedIn-o-sphere, you know that the space is crowded. Lots of workers’ comp practitioners have glommed on to the idea that the way to get ahead is to write and post frequently. Connect with more than 500 others in the profession. Wri...Read More
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The Florida 4th District Court of Appeal recently rendered an interesting decision in Rosenwater v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 4D16-4015. The focus of the decision, a contempt of court order, it is interesting and instructive.