Sometimes I think the insurance industry gets a little too clever for its own good, particularly in regard to workers' compensation insurance. And when it does, it often ends up generating considerable work for the courts and for insurance regulators.
A doctor, two pharmacists and a blogger walk into a bar ...
That's not a joke but how dinner started Tuesday in San Diego's Gaslamp District after a second excellent day at the Risk Insurance Management Society conference. As happens so often when I get together with friends ...Read More
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The Workers' Compensation Research Institute's latest report on physician dispensing confirms what we weary soldiers have known for years: The physician dispensing industry is way better at figuring out how to screw employers and taxpayers than workers’ comp payers and regulators ar...Read More
Many of us have experienced that gut-wrenching moment of receiving an out-of-the-blue demand for reimbursement of hundreds of thousands of dollars for home health care. I was recently presented with such a demand, and as is often the case, the demand was accompanied with little to no proof or exp...Read More
Like a giant bear hibernating through winter, California’s workers’ comp system is in a relatively quiet phase.
Yet there’s always notable stuff happening.
For example, despite the fact that in Frances Stevens v. Outspoken Enterprises, one panel of the California...Read More
Johnnie Wilkes was a 62-year-old landscaper working in the Recreation and Parks Department for the City of Greensboro. He had worked for the city for approximately nine years. On April 21, 2010, Wilkes was involved in a car accident. He was treated for an abrasion to his head, broken ri...Read More
Initiatives to radically change the 100-year-old workers’ compensation system are growing, despite the daunting state legislative barriers of status quo defenders and inertia.
Now it turns out that Maine has a statute on its books that offers a strikingly direct and unclut...Read More