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Lynch: Workers' Compensation Psychosocial Issues: A Big, Fat, Costly Problem 02/02/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1030 | 0
Workers’ compensation claims adjusters are busier than the Ed Sullivan Plate Spinner. Running around with one or two hundred lost time claims would make anyone dizzy, but at the recent National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference (NWCDC) in New Orleans, pres...Read More
 
 

Langham: Police Officers, Course and Scope 01/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A recent case from Texas is an interesting illustration of workers' compensation compensability, particularly as it relates to police officers.  ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Maine Makes Opioid Changes 01/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: ME | Segment: Top | 946 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Last March, the Maine Legislature passed S.P. 671. It became effective Jan. 1, 2017, and illustrates an effort to recognize the dangers of medication. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Rethinking Return-to-Work 01/09/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1484 | 0
If there were a proven way to help injured workers return to health quickly and safely, wouldn’t it be in everyone’s best interest to make it a treatment protocol? ...Read More
 
 
Langham: What if Not a Party to THIS Case 01/05/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 758 | 0
The 2016 holiday season brought me more entreaties regarding identification of carriers. Attorneys are reaching the conclusion of their case, preparing paperwork, and filing it with the Judge's office. They are dismayed, having documented a resolution between "Joe Claimant," and &qu...Read More
 
 

Langham: Important Points From 2017 Three-Member Panel Draft Report 01/03/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 867 | 0
The Florida Three-Member Panel will meet this month in Tallahassee. The panel is a statutory body created and enabled by Section 440.13(12), Fla. Stat. It deals with reimbursement rates and schedules. And, it is charged with submitting biennial recommendations "on methods to improve the...Read More
 
 

Langham: A Florida Formulary? 12/28/2016
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 920 | 0
This blog recently featured a post on "progress." The central focus of progress is the necessity of having goals. Without goals, or a destination, it is practically impossible to ascertain progress v...Read More
 
 

Langham: Defining 'Progress' 12/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 927 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How do we define progress?  Perhaps that is one of the most vexing questions regarding the concept of worker's compensation and the debates about its future. ...Read More
 
 
Langham: Legislative Seismic Shift in Florida? 12/13/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 892 | 0
Florida was late to the party, adopting workers' compensation 81 years ago, in 1935 (several states have already celebrated centennials). ...Read More
 
 

Langham: When Will Electronic Billing Come to Florida? 11/30/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1404 | 0
This fall, New Jersey joined the modern world of medical services, with a law requiring electronic medical billing. In the electronic age of smartphones, the internet, email and more, paper bills and envelopes remain the predominant business practice for medical billing. It is a topic t...Read More
 
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