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Workers' Compensation News


Gavin: Surveys Says: We Still Have a Long Way to Go on Opioids 12/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Last week, I referred all of you to a piece by Dr. Stephen Martin, wherein he offers a critique of the Centers fo...Read More

Gibson: Abuse of Drug Testing by Carrier Doctors 12/08/2016
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1660 | 0
It is appropriate to compare the drug testing done for Olympic athletes versus those done on Texas workers. ...Read More

Gonzalez: WCMSA Funds Not Countable Resources for Medicaid Eligibility Purposes 11/22/2016
State: NC | Segment: Top | 3975 | 0
On Nov. 15, the Court of Appeals of North Carolina published its decision on Williford v. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance, concluding that the Industrial Commission’s workers' compensation settlement agreement orde...Read More

Gelman: Weighing Genetic Factors in Cardiovascular Cases 11/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 968 | 0
Cardiovascular cases involving occupational risks are complicated causation proof issues in workers' compensation cases. The association of the work exposure and/or effort is usually a challenging proof battle where literature and medical experts are caught in a contentious duel. ...Read More

Gavin: A New Regulatory Approach to Opioids 11/11/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1562 | 0
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has announced a new avenue for payers to challenge the appropriateness of long-term opioid use. Published last week, the notice begins: ...Read More

Grover: The Value of Onsite Physical Therapy 11/09/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1165 | 0
Physical therapy can be one of the biggest cost drivers of a workers’ comp claim. In addition to the treatment itself are the expenses for travel and the employee’s time away from work. ...Read More

Goldstein: Zero MSAs: What's All the Chatter About? 11/02/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 842 | 0
Over the last several weeks, the Medicare Set-Aside community has been astir with all of the forthcoming Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services changes — from a new CMS review contractor, to possible threshold changes, to the expansion of review for liability MSAs, and now, to the lates...Read More

Gavin: The Broken Disability Safety Net 10/27/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 544 | 0
Much has been said and written on the topic of the recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the supposed inadequacy of the workers' compensation system. Critics rightly point out that the report appears to reduce its own credibility by failing to exhibit a sufficient understa...Read More

Gavin: The Guts to Buck the Lobbyists 10/10/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 811 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio has proposed something novel: Let's not pay for expensive naloxone prescriptions and instead invest resources in ensuring the delivery of appropriate medical care and provide help for those struggling with dependence and addiction.  ...Read More

Gavin: The Solution to Every Health Care Debate: Access vs. Cost 09/30/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 817 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two things you need to know about Suboxone (or buprenorphine) highlight the essential elements of all past, present and future health care debates.  ...Read More
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