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Fee Schedule Puts Strong Limits on When Records May Be Ordered 11/03/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
State: NA | Segment: Top | 343 | 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 | 484 | 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
Florida Case Law Update 10/29/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 692 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
NEW! Redaei v. Pharmerica, Specialty Risk Services and Redaei, 1D15-1582, (10/22/2015): A judge of compensation claims abused her discretion by reducing the amount of a claimant attorney's request for fees and costs after the insurer's attorney filed a response to the request mo...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 10/13/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 324 | 0
NEW! Babahmetovic v. Scan Design Florida/Zenith Insurance Co., 1D14-2986, (10/08/2015): An injured worker had a right to change his authorized treating physician even though his employer had denied his claim based on a preexisting condition, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeals ruled, revers...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 09/22/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 688 | 0
NEW! Gutierrez v. The Port Royal Club, 1D15-0002, (09/09/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge's order compelling an injured worker to attend a psychological evaluation since the parties had not asked the judge for such a ruling. NEW! Moradiellos v. Comm...Read More
Formularies to the Right of Them, Formularies to the Left of Them 09/11/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 854 | 0
Formularies in front of them. Volleyed and thundered. Everyone wants a formulary these days. Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina are the latest to make at least public mention of exploring a drug formulary for their respective states' workers' com...Read More
Future Medical Data Interchange Standards Reviewed 09/10/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 936 | 0
On Friday, Sept. 4, I attended the California Department of Industrial Relations discussion meeting on electronic transmission of medical reports and records. This was open to the public and announced through a DIR Newsline. The stated purpose was to “facilitate discussion regarding ideas t...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 09/01/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 610 | 0
NEW! Vasquez v. Romero, 1D15-0623, (08/19/2015): The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims cannot exercise jurisdiction over discovery requests issued by a defendant after the claimant had voluntarily dismissed his petition for benefits.   NEW! Cr...Read More
Fear Not, Be Smart: How to Deal with Medical Marijuana 07/30/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 412 | 0
The headline from WorkCompCentral on July 27 is Comp Industry Urged to Prepare for Medical Marijuana. As usual, it's a solid and informative article from a great source (a...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 07/23/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 579 | 0
NEW! Ciprian-Escapa v. City of Orlando, 5D14-2852, (07/17/2015): A Florida appellate court ruled that a trial judge's failure to conduct an evidentiary hearing on an employer's subrogation claim rendered the default judgment void. NEW! Gonzalez v. Quinco Electrical, 1D14-5395, (07...Read More
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