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Med-Legal Launches Proven Compliance 06/24/2015
By: Med-Legal
State: NA | Segment: Top | 466 | 0
About Proven Compliance To address the changing dynamics in California Workers’ Compensation resulting from S.B. 863 and the release of the Copy Service Fee Schedule on July 1, 2015; Med-Legal is expanding its already proven capabilities by introduc...Read More
Medical Costs, Fee Schedules, diparate Reimbursement and Medical Tourism 06/17/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 438 | 0
In February, NewsOK reported on the disparity between various charges for medical services in New Hampshire. It reports that an injection for a work injury could cost $763, while t...Read More
Mobile Technology Coming right now!!? 05/11/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 611 | 0 | Popular with Legal
This week’s Annual Issues Symposium put on by the National Council on Compensation Insurance in Orlando will feature a talk on May 14 by Salim Ismail, a Silicon Valley notable. NCCI promises he will address a “series of accelerating technologies, like artificial intelligence, robotics...Read More
May 2015 Case Law Update 05/05/2015
By: Michael Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1089 | 0
In Byars v. New York Jets, 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 125, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that California did not have jurisdiction over a professional football player's cumulative trauma claim when he played nine games in California out of approximately 250 games over ...Read More
Major Legislative Change Coming in 2015? 03/12/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 634 | 0
Will the Florida Chamber of Commerce be successful in "Bending the Cost Curve for Florida's Families?" The Florida Legislature is in session through early May. These 60 days each year are challenging. There are many topics to follow, and various bills will be debated, amended and fo...Read More
March 2015 Case Law Update 03/05/2015
By: Michael W. Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1095 | 0
BUSINESS OF INSURANCE In Yepes v. St. Supery Vineyard Winery, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 735, the WCAB granted removal of a WCJ's order setting a matter for trial when the applicant was being prosecuted for workers' compensation fraud under IC 1871.4. INJURY I...Read More
Malpractice by Utilization Review? 12/19/2014
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 698 | 0
Here's the story we're working on right now: a utilization-review physician with a California license is being challenged for a decision that is reported to have resulted in harm to a patient. As we go to press, here's what we know: 1) Patient X sustained a brain and spinal co...Read More
Morales, Where Art Thou, Morales? 11/14/2014
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 474 | 0
What is Morales v. Zenith, and why is the Florida workers' compensation community watching for the Supreme Court's decision in that case? Perhaps the community is interested because they think that this case will be instructive. It is an interesting case in at least one regard: it...Read More
Measuring Quality of Medical Care: More Urgent, Easier to Do 10/13/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 713 | 0
Why do occupational medicine clinics in Aurora, Colorado, vary so much in their quality of services to injured workers? The leading workers’ compensation insurer in the state, Pinnacol Assurance, names and rates the clinics in that city. You can find the scores at Pinnacol’s C...Read More
Medicare Set-Aside Agreements Must be Crystal Clear to all Sides 05/13/2014
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 638 | 0
We consider this article required reading for all claims adjusters, risk managers, defense lawyers, and workers' compensation hearing officers across the country. In Paluch v. United Parce...Read More
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