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NEW! Matute v. Los Angeles Unified School District, ADJ984305, (09/17/2015): The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, sitting en banc, ruled that a party wishing to appeal from an adverse independent medical review determination gets 35 days to file a petition for review with the board....Read More
Are cyber attacks really a threat to the workers' comp industry? Should payers start reserving for this? How can the industry "model" for this risk?
After speaking recently with a couple of workers' comp security/tekkie types who scared the bejesus out of me, my ans...Read More
When Kelly Perry severely injured both thumbs in an industrial accident at his job with Viking Forge Corp. in September 2008, his subsequent workers’ compensation claim brought his case before us – the Ohio Supreme Court.
The same day that Perry was injured, Dr. Drew R. E...Read More
NEW! State Compensation Insurance Fund v. Michael D. Drobot Sr., et al., SACV 13-0956 AG (CWx), (07/28/2015): A federal judge postponed until next summer the sentencing hearing for Michael D. Drobot, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to defraud a federal health care program and admi...Read More
NEW! Angelotti Chiropractic v. Baker, 13-56996, (06/29/2015): The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the $100 lien-activation fee imposed by Senate Bill 863, lifting an injunction that was imposed 19 months ago that prevented the Division of Workers' Compensation from collecting the fee...Read More
I keep getting reminded how fuzzy words can be – and how much clarity matters to those of us who work across traditional boundaries between specialties, disciplines or sectors of society.
We just submitted a paper that will be presented at the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Conferen...Read More
NEW! People v. Johns, E061814, (06/05/2015): A California appellate court ruled that a criminal who was found guilty of inflicting great bodily injury on a peace officer was properly ordered to pay restitution to the injured officer for the officer's time off work, even though the officer was...Read More
NEW! Arrendondo v. Tri-Modal Distribution Services Inc., SCIF, ADJ2440992, (05/12/2015): A failure by the state's independent medical reviewer to comply with the statutory deadlines for issuing decisions doesn't render the untimely decision invalid, according to a divided Workers' Com...Read More
CWCI’s just-released analysis of the Independent Medical Review program’s 2013-2014 results indicate it is working well – despite being flooded with requests from a relatively small group of docs.