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Managing Medical Treatment for the Employer 08/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 230 | 0
Dramatically increasing workers' compensation prices are a fact, and have been for the past 3 years, with no relief in sight any time soon. The biggest cost driver in workers' compensation, according to several studies lately, is the medical component. There are several options available to the work...Read More
 
 
Medical Privacy is Your Concern - Keep It That Way 08/03/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 151 | 0
While most people think that only medical information that is relevant to the condition for which workers' compensation benefits are being provided are discoverable by the insurance company, in fact the standard is much broader.Once you bring a workers' compensation claim, any medical inform...Read More
 
 
Martinez May Justify VR Beyond 5 Years Post DOI 08/03/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 211 | 0
We know that failure to send required forms or notices can be costly; it seems especially so when a missed mandatory form or notice results in a requirement to provide VR services after the 5-year statute. We know of at least one recent case where an applicant's attorney successfully used ...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 3 08/03/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 154 | 0
In our last article we looked at specific issues in orthopedic medical management. Just as important as the treatment itself is diagnostics, and understanding what is good for various medi...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 3 08/03/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 102 | 0
In our last article we looked at specific issues in orthopedic medical management. Just as important as the treatment itself is diagnostics, and understanding what is good for various medical issues can assist the conscientious examiner maintain quality in the claim. Two of the more common d...Read More
 
 
Medical Privacy is Your Concern - Keep It That Way 08/03/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 128 | 0
While most people think that only medical information that is relevant to the condition for which workers' compensation benefits are being provided are discoverable by the insurance company, in fact the standard is much broader.Once you bring a workers' compensation claim, any medical inform...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 2 05/03/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 164 | 0
We started off this series of articles with some basic concepts of medical management from the claims examiner standpoint. Now we will take a look at some of the more specific issues, and in particular issues involving orthopedic medical management since orthopedic injuries are the most common worke...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 2 03/03/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 230 | 0
We started off this series of articles with some basic concepts of medical management from the claims examiner standpoint. Now we will take a look at some of the more specific issues, and in particular issues involving orthopedic medical management since orthopedic injuries are the most common worke...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 1 02/02/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 176 | 0
One of the jobs of a claims examiner is ensuring that the injured worker gets appropriate medical treatment. As with most other aspects of claims management, the best approach is an active approach. In other words, don't monitor the medical, manage it! In this article we will review the basics. Fol...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 1 02/02/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 175 | 0
One of the jobs of a claims examiner is ensuring that the injured worker gets appropriate medical treatment. As with most other aspects of claims management, the best approach is an active approach. In other words, don't monitor the medical, manage it! In this article we will review the basics. Fol...Read More
 
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