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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.
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Farm work is dangerous work. Injuries and fatalities are gruesome: amputations, death by being caught in machinery or rolled over by tractors; drownings in manure pits; suffocation in grain bins.
Historically, a pension with Washington's Second Injury Fund relief was a desirable outcome for both Washington injured workers and employers, allowing workers to obtain the pension that they desired, but reducing employer liability to only permanent partial disability — assuming t...Read More
April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a time when workers and their families, labor unions and safety advocates commemorate those who were killed on the job: 4,800 fatalities per year, or an average of 13 workers who lose the...Read More
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This document is meant to help physicians and others better serve injured workers. Understanding how to write requests for treatment that meet evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines will more often result in approved authorization for medical care through utilization review (UR) and independent...Read More
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We’re still awaiting an appointment to the Department of Labor under the Trump administration, so we don’t expect an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) director to be named until after that.
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Employers are in a state of limbo between one presidential administration and another, trying to intuit the potential impact as potential names of candidates for the cabinet and key administrative posts are floated, debated and named. Much is still in the realm of speculation.
Many employers have been interested in recent federal legislation proposing to reform the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) laws surrounding the Medicare Prescription Drug program, known as “Part D,” and for good reason.
The current law is ambiguous at best, and many do not...Read More