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Moore: Classification by Analogy Can Affect Workers' Comp Rates 09/02/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 564 | 0
The term "classification by analogy" is one of those workers' comp buzzwords that generates a large number of emails and call to us. The term is usually mentioned by a workers' comp auditor or rating bureau. ...Read More
Mullen & Filippi: Common-Sense Decisions 08/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 930 | 0
As the new school year starts, we are reminded that while intellectual discovery is important, sometimes what you really need is simple common sense. In this edition of the Bulletin, we explore some recent decisions that remind us of that principle. You actually can settle a vouch...Read More

Moore: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs vs. Their Loss Costs 08/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 408 | 0
A 10-most-dangerous jobs list was produced by Careercast this week. I thought I would try to compare the list of jobs with the corresponding classification code and loss costs to see how well they match. ...Read More

Minick: Do Facts Matter? The Oklahoma Constitutionality Case 07/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 652 | 0
Following a ruling by the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission in the case of Vasquez v. Dillard's, the Oklahoma Supreme Court will now decide whether the "Oklahoma Option" violates the state's unique Constitution. ...Read More

Morrisroe: Kite Fighting in California Courts 06/14/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kite fighting, practiced primarily in the East and Brazil, involves attempting to cut your opponent’s line, or ground their kite, to achieve victory and win their paper aircraft. A different kind of kite fighting is taking place in California workers’ compensation evaluations: doctor ...Read More
More: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish 03/18/2016
By: Keith P. More
State: NA | Segment: Top | 600 | 0
Could there be any bigger waste of money in the work comp system than the utilization review of a medication in gel form that costs an average of $55? That is exactly what happened when a 54-year-old injured worker diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, neurogenic bowel and bladder and left arm pai...Read More
Medical Staff Votes Against Mandatory MOC 01/22/2016
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 904 | 0
Board certification: Should the general public have an interest in this arcane subject? In the opinion of this writer, the answer is yes. The extravagant remuneration of American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) CEOs and presidents has been disclosed to be as high as $1.3 million...Read More
Ms. Lucky and Ms. Unlucky 01/04/2016
Source: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 881 | 0
Most injured workers recover from injury, but some do not. The failures are more interesting. But it is hard to find a useful analysis of why recovery fails. Anecdotes don’t help. As the saying goes, the plural of anecdotes is not data.  I was lucky to find an analysis of ...Read More
Misclassification and Regulation, Will Government be Nimble? 12/01/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it will scramble to enact registration regulations for remote control aircraft, called "drones." It hopes to have these in place before the 2015 holiday season. ...Read More
More Smoke 11/30/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 679 | 0
The drumbeat for medical marijuana in workers’ compensation systems continues. Earlier this week I attended a lunchtime talk by a Bay Area physician which included his comments on the potential benefits of medical marijuana in treating certain patients. Legal issues surround...Read More
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