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Formularies to the Right of Them, Formularies to the Left of Them 09/11/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 866 | 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 | 987 | 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 | 682 | 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 | 444 | 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 | 612 | 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
Florida Case Law Update 07/07/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 454 | 0
NEW! State of Florida v. Florida Workers’ Advocates et al., 3D14-2062, (06/24/2015): The Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal dismissed a district court judge's ruling that the state workers' compensation system is unconstitutional, for procedural reasons, failing to address the cor...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 06/02/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 717 | 0
NEW! Pearson v. BH Transfer, 1D14-4560, (05/27/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a carrier's failure to promptly respond to a worker's request for authorization for surgery cost it the ability to challenge the medical necessity of the procedure. NEW! CVS...Read More
Firefighter Presumption Extension Given Retroactive Effect 05/15/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: NA | Segment: Top | 775 | 0
The 2nd District Court of Appeals has reversed a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision that refused to apply the presumption of causation for cancer to a firefighter based on the amendment to Labor Code § 3212.1, which became effective after diagnosis but before trial. In ...Read More
Free Speech, FDA, and Short Selling 05/14/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 601 | 0
I was entertained by an article this morning on WorkCompCentral regarding a drug manufacturer that is suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for infringing its right to free speech. Amarin Pharma is upset that it cannot market its fish oil drug for "off-label" uses. You can't m...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 04/24/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 609 | 0
NEW! Coleman v. American Airlines, 1D14-2232, (04/22/2015): The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a worker who lost her comp claim was liable for her employer's reasonable defense costs, but not for the extra deposition transcript costs. NEW! Limith v. Lenox on the Lake, 1D14-37...Read More
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