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Benefits for Activities of Daily Life will Massacre the Golden Goose 05/18/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 237 | 0 | Popular with Employer
As fast as we reported on the report from Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan about issues facing the workers' compensation program for state workers, we saw another impossible-to-understand workers' compensation claim and ruling out of, you guessed it, the Menard Correctional Cente...Read More
Biology is Different in Ariz., when Driven by Politics 03/22/2012
State: AZ | Segment: | 285 | 0
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) have a constant public relations campaign going on convincing states that have not yet adopted medical treatment guidelines that it is more efficient and ethical to adopt national based st...Read More
Bill Puts More Power in Hands of Physicians who Dispense Drugs 02/29/2012
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 571 | 0
In a state with the second highest incidence of drug overdose deaths in the nation, I am surprised that this type of legislation is getting steam. I’ve written before about physicians prescribing drugs and dispensing themselves. Chapter 440 has specific language that forbids an emp...Read More
Bring Workers' Comp Benefits in Line with Other States 02/13/2012
By: Indiana State Sen. Karen Tallian
State: IN | Segment: | 298 | 0
State Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) says she is extremely disappointed that a bill she authored to bring Indiana's workers' compensation benefits in line with other states will not receive a hearing this year. The legislation, Senate Bill 346, was not given a public hearing in a Senate comm...Read More
Businesses Getting Left at the Alter on Workers' Comp Savings 01/24/2012
By: Arik D. Hetue
State: IL | Segment: | 261 | 0
Utilization review, or UR, became a fixture for the Illinois workers’ compensation system when it was brought to our state by a prominent Illinois claimant lawyer as part of the 2005-6 amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. Five years of limited effectiveness and disappointm...Read More
Bad News for Nev. Injured Workers who Fall at Work? 12/23/2011
State: NV | Segment: | 279 | 0
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, about a fifth of all workplace fatalities in Nevada were caused by a worker falling. Almost every serious fall injury I've handled in the Nevada work comp arena in the past 15 years was caused  either by the employer's obvious f...Read More
Brown v. US Steel: A Story of Retirement Benefits and MSP Triggers 11/23/2011
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NA | Segment: | 282 | 0
Understanding the order of priority in determining who pays first when Medicare is involved can be extremely complex. As I reported earlier this year, where you are in the payer lineup may very well be your defense to Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) claims brought against you as it cannot always ...Read More
Baker Redux 10/27/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 262 | 0
Call it Baker Redux.In response to a petition for rehearing filed by San Jose attorney Arthur Johnson, the California Supreme Court issued a modified opinion that can be found via the link at the bottom of the article.Johnson's petition for rehearing had noted that the Ba...Read More
Brown Awarded Accolades from Insurers 10/18/2011
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Editor's note: The author is commenting on Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of Assembly Bill 584 by Paul Fong, D-Cupertino. The measure would have allowed utilization review in workers' comp only by physicians licensed in California.Gov. Brown and former Gov. Schwarzenegger hav...Read More
Before Discussing Reform, Define the Mission 07/27/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 295 | 0
By David J. DePaoloWorkCompCentralPanelists at the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation's 9th annual Educational Conference on Friday all had points of cost elements that they felt should get attention as loss ratios accelerate and impair the business of insurance ...Read More
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