By Larry Rogak
Gomez v. F&T Int'l (Flushing, New York) LLC, NYLJ 7/16/07 (Index no. 101817/05) (Supreme Court, New York County) (Acosta, j)
This action arises out of a Feb. 4, 2005 construction site accident.
F & T Int'l LLC was the owner of a certain prop...Read More
By Leslie Dilbeck
The Guides are very specific in how to address the issue of epicondylitis.
They have broken down the methodology into two scenarios: surgical versus non-surgical.
Section 16.7d Tendinitis (5th ed., 507) states "Se...Read More
The Guides offer the following discussion for this impairment rating (5th ed., 20):
* In certain instances, the treatment of an illness may result in apparently total remission of the person's signs and symptoms. Examples include the treatment of hypothyroidism with levothyroxine and ...Read More
By Dr. Craig Uejo
When rating Impairment of the lower extremity after Total Knee Replacement, an examiner must know to examine and document both passive and active motion in the knee so as insure measurement of Extension Lag and Flexion Contracture, if present. These terms are not interch...Read More
Automated Triggers is coming to WorkComp.NET! Are you tired of remembering when a report needs to go to the state? If so, contact Pat Cannon at (512) 363-4297, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can automatic...Read More
By Dr. Christopher Brigham
Greetings, and welcome to this week's impairment tip.
This week's impairment tip is courtesy of Kenneth Subin, MD, MPH, CIME, one of our senior physician reviewers.
Muscle strength testing is discussed in the Guides 5th ed. in Chapter 16,...Read More
By Linda F. Atcherley
I was kindly asked to write an article on Echeverria, the correct citation of which is State Compensation Insurance Fund v. WCAB (Echeverria), SRO 131702 and the First Appellate District Case number is A114505, a currently unpublished d...Read More
The following is an excerpt from the recently published treatise on the two-year anniversary of SB 899 by attorney Michael Sullivan. The full document can be downloaded here.
Employer control of medical tr...Read More
In the prior article we discussed our national study of 2100 impairment rating reviews; 80% of all ratings reviewed were erroneous, with 89% of the erroneous ratings being elevated. We also explored reasons for erroneous ratings. In this article we will present several strategies to assure accurate ...Read More
The following is a summary of recent changes to EDI requirements changes state by state.
Colorado - Mandated EDI filing effective July, 1 2006. All First Reports and Notices of Contests (Denials) must be filed by EDI starting in July. All Denials in Colorado must...Read More