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Langham: Can We Make Ourselves Safe(er)? 09/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 244 | 0
There will be disagreements. People are very different from one another. Despite our differences, we are drawn together through socialization, in communities that include towns, schools and workplaces. And, as people are brought together, they have disagreements. ...Read More

Young: Tapering and Weaning 09/27/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 637 | 0
How should opioid tapering be done under California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule and the formulary regulations that are being developed? ...Read More

Scarpa: IMR Remains Untouched by Attacks on Constitutionality 09/26/2017
By: Lisa Scarpa
State: CA | Segment: Top | 484 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As if the ushering in of independent medical review under SB 863 had not raised enough questions and litigation, still more concerns regarding independent medical review were highlighted in the case of ...Read More

Fink: Getting Fraud Out of the Workers' Compensation System 09/25/2017
By: Tony Fink
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1063 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The activity by fraudulent medical providers in California’s workers’ compensation system has been well documented, and the impact can be seen by the inflated costs for medical treatment and abundance of liens clogging the system. ...Read More

Langham: Social Media and Judges 09/22/2017
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 545 | 0
The ABA Journal recently reported that a Texas judge is subject to some s...Read More

O'Gorman: Worker Needs to Show More Than Simply Being at Work to Get Benefits 09/21/2017
By: Timothy O’Gorman
State: IL | Segment: Top | 462 | 1
Herff Jones v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2017 IL App (4th) 160346WC-U again confirms that the Illinois courts have rejected the use of the “positional risk” doctrine in the state workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Crowley: Workers' Compensation Remains Traumatically Injured 09/20/2017
By: Rory Crowley
State: CA | Segment: Top | 432 | 0
Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Chico Enterprise-Record in its bi-weekly North State Voices column. ...Read More
Lynch: Automation Designed to Keep People Safe Can Produce Opposite Result 09/19/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 466 | 0
A ...Read More

Moore: Accident Curve and Natural Disasters 09/18/2017
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 330 | 0
The accident curve measures the accident rate lessening per unit of work time. The concept has been debated over time. A search far and wide located a 1916 text that actually addressed this issue very well. ...Read More

Kirsch: Iowa Legislature Responds to Call for Reform of Workers' Compensation Act 09/15/2017
By: Ashton T. Kirsch
State: IA | Segment: Top | 667 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa legislature has finally acted on the call by Iowa business groups to overhaul the state's workers’ compensation system. For years, they have claimed that the state’s system has tilted unfairly toward injured workers and significantly raised employers’ costs. Ma...Read More
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