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Luna: Workers' Comp Needs Quality Measures for Clinical Practice Guidelines 04/27/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 684 | 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced it will no longer fund its National Guideline Clearinghouse. ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: This Can't Go On Forever, Right? 05/07/2018
Source: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0
"The ratio of wages to the cost of living is what the economist calls real wages; the desirability of having real wages as high as possible, consistent with high employment, is a social objective. Rises in real wages do for the most part come about in fact as a consequence of rises in pr...Read More
 
 

Langham: A Fairly Common Misclassification in Arkansas 04/18/2018
By: David Langham
State: AR | Segment: Top | 468 | 0
The Arkansas Court of Appeals rendered an interesting decision on March 7. The opinion caught my attention because of recent discussion about independent contractors and misclassification of workers. In ...Read More
 
 

Langham: The Gig Economy Post Redux 04/09/2018
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
This blog recently focused on the "gig economy" in The Gig Economy: Can it Be Socialized? That post focuses in part on a New York innovation, a fund for drivers engaged i...Read More
 
 

Luna: Are More Americans Suicidal Because of Opioids? 03/26/2018
Source: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 358 | 0
It is becoming more apparent that pain medications may be dangerous for more than one reason. ...Read More
 
 

LeFevre: Confusing the Role of Treatment Guidelines and Formularies 03/08/2018
By: Phil LeFevre
State: NA | Segment: Top | 532 | 0
Clients and partners have asked for an official ODG response to the latest blog by Ca...Read More
 
 

Langham: The Meaning of 'Reasonable' 03/09/2018
By: David Langham
State: IA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently rendered an interesting decision in Nestle USA v. Connell. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Opioid Epidemic Deserves More Than a Closed Formulary 03/07/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1135 | 0
We have not yet completed the first quarter of 2018, and numerous states are already engaged in vigorous debate considering the adoption of a drug formulary to help curb opioid use/abuse in their respective workers’ compensation systems. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Comparing Funding Processes 02/21/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 515 | 0
There are different ways to fund workers' compensation systems. This post compares North Carolina's model to Florida's. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Discovery Sanctions 01/31/2018
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 660 | 0
It has been a few years since I took the bench in Pensacola, more than 16, to be precise. A great deal has changed in Florida workers' compensation over that period. And, perhaps there are things that recur. Through intent or inadvertence, possibly the same disputes and conflicts arise r...Read More
 
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