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Ferguson: Reading the Tea Leaves: The Trump Administration and OSHA 12/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1622 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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. ...Read More
Farber: SPARC Act Does Not Make Medicare Responsible for Prescription Drugs 11/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1027 | 0
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

Fletcher: Another Look at Physician Dispensing 10/26/2016
State: IL | Segment: Top | 572 | 0
Editor's note: Physician dispensing for workers’ compensation patients has received close scrutiny in the past several years. This past week, Dr. David Fletcher spoke at the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce 9th annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium at the Lis...Read More

Ferguson: OSHA's New Reporting Rule Raising Hackles 06/06/2016
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 820 | 0
OSHA recently released a final rule on injury reporting and electronic record keeping that is raising hackles in many quarters. If you aren’t aware of the rule, this post will get you up to speed and will present an overview of the controversy. ...Read More
Fifty States, Fifty Different Laws: A Peter Rousmaniere Analysis 02/04/2016
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Consumer Price Index calculator, what you bought for $100 in 1973 would today cost $533.82. Despite this, during that same period wage growth for the median hourly worker ...Read More
February 2016 Case Law Update 02/03/2016
By: Michael W. Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 953 | 0 | Popular with Legal
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In King v. Comppartners, Inc. (2016) E063527, the 4th District Court of Appeal held that an injured worker could assert a civil tort claim against a utilization review (UR) doctor for failing to warn him about the potential consequences associated with the abr...Read More

Finishing Home Health Care Regs 12/23/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 255 | 0
As we approach the year’s end, I’ll soon be publishing my annual list of the Top 10 Developments in California workers’ comp. ...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 11/20/2015
State: FL | Segment: Top | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
NEW! Hawkins v. Publix Super Markets, 1D14-5420, (11/12/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal reversed a judge's order suspending a worker's temporary partial disability benefits, saying the judge hadn't made sufficient findings to support the conclusion that the...Read More
Fee Schedule Puts Strong Limits on When Records May Be Ordered 11/03/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
State: NA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0
The rules about when and how to order records from a copy service as a medical-legal expense changed dramatically on July 1, 2015, through enactment of the copy service fee schedule regulations. Applicant attorneys who ignore these changes and continue to order records from copy services ...Read More
Federalization of Workers' Comp? 11/02/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 400 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Could federal oversight of state workers’ comp systems be on the horizon? Although politically unlikely, some Congressional Democrats are proposing that. In an Oct. 20 letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, 10 U.S. senators and representatives call for Perez to “strength...Read More
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