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Smith: Do You Belong to the Coalition FOR Insurance Fraud? 05/14/2018
Source: Matthew J. Smith
State: NA | Segment: Top | 95 | 0
The headline is hardly a typo, nor does it refer to the honest organization called the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Stephens: A Curious Pursuit of Obscure Knowledge 02/28/2018
Source: John Stephens
State: NA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0
Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have won their first Super Bowl title, only one team with an all-time winning record has never won the Big Game. Coincidentally, that team is the Minnesota Vikings, in whose stadium Super Bowl LII was played Feb. 4. These factoids are just a small sampling of the ...Read More
 
 

Sams: MEMIC on Top, According to Some Group Few Have Heard Of 01/25/2018
By: Jim Sams
State: NA | Segment: Top | 821 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 283 min read
I didn’t learn until this week that the MEMIC Group is the nation’s “top” workers’ compensation insurer. ...Read More
 
 

Scarpa: IMR Remains Untouched by Attacks on Constitutionality 09/26/2017
By: Lisa Scarpa
State: CA | Segment: Top | 856 | 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
 
 

Sams: Familiar Pattern Emerging in Fraud/CT Claim Connection 07/10/2017
By: Jim Sams
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1433 | 0
It took California policymakers more than a decade to crack down on spinal fusion surgeries, which makes me think that WorkCompCentral is going to be writing about post-termination cumulative trauma claims for a very long time. ...Read More
 
 

Sams: Inaction by Lawmakers Not Always a Partisan Divide 06/26/2017
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1320 | 0
Single-party rule clearly is no guarantee that government will find solutions to the problems at hand.  ...Read More
 
 

Sams: Clickbait News Is Still News 06/12/2017
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1206 | 0
Joe Paduda asserted a familiar theme in his ManagedCareMatters blog last week; that is, ...Read More
 
 

Sams: Formularies Grow in Popularity, but Which One to Use? 05/22/2017
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1168 | 0
A familiar labor vs. management battleground has sprung around the latest cost-control trend in workers’ comp: drug formularies.  ...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Decision Does Significant Damage to Work Comp Subrogation 05/09/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: NV | Segment: Top | 1357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In Nevada, when a workers’ compensation carrier is subrogated to the rights of the worker under § 616C.215(5), the carrier has a lien on the “total proceeds” of any third-party recovery. ...Read More
 
 

Sullivan: January 2017 Case Law Update 01/06/2017
By: Michael Sullivan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 21217 | 0
Jurisdiction and subrogation In Lee v. West Kern Water District (2016) 81 CCC 966, the 5th District Court of Appeal held that an employee's civil claim for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress was not barred by the exclusive remedy rule when she wa...Read More
 
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