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Niemeyer and Wilson: When Adjusters Are Subpoenaed to Testify 08/06/2018
Source: Kelly Niemeyer and Dave Wilson
State: OR | Segment: Top | 347 | 0
You are a happy claims adjuster who has been diligently working on your claims: processing payments, making compensability decisions, authorizing appropriate treatment and engaging in the numerous other activities that make up your busy week. ...Read More

Nasser: Genetics and Apportionment 05/17/2018
Source: Sana Nasser
State: CA | Segment: Top | 507 | 0
In April 2017, the California 3rd District Court of Appeals issued a favorable ruling regarding apportionment for genetic factors. ...Read More

Nevarez: The Effect of Cannabis on Workplace Accidents 04/12/2018
Source: Dan Naverez
State: CA | Segment: Top | 758 | 1
One of the hottest topics is the legalization of marijuana for adult (recreational) use. ...Read More
Narrowing The Scope of Oregon Traveling Employee Coverage 02/09/2018
By: Kelsey Fleharty
State: OR | Segment: Top | 970 | 0
The recent Oregon Court of Appeals’ decision in Beaudry v. SAIF[1] represents a welcome departure from the broad coverage given in past court decisions to traveling employees engaged in personal activities. In Beaudry, the court upheld the Board’s determination that cla...Read More

Nsahlai: 10 Steps to Resolve WC Cases Quickly, Efficiently, Cost-Effectively 06/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 979 | 0
Despite the advent of the much-talked about and ballyhooed SB 863, the resolution of whether an injury arose out of the course of employment issues — as opposed to medical treatment disputes — remains of critical importance. And so it will continue to be, once SB 863’s prov...Read More
Novel Controls on Physician Dispensing 01/14/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 546 | 0
As you know, I’m not a fan of physician dispensing. In limited cases, there can be benefits from patient compliance and convenience and from immediate treatment. However, my opinion is that, in most cases, physician dispensing creates a motivation to continue prescribing (because reven...Read More
New Formulary Should Save Payers Big Bucks 12/15/2015
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 955 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The most important bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law during the 2015 legislative session (Assembly Bill 1124) calls for implementation of a prescription-drug formulary by July 1, 2017. ...Read More
New York Case Law Update 11/18/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 584 | 0
NEW! Matter of Strujan v. New York Hospital, 518465, (11/5/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that liability for a worker's 1997 injury could not yet be transferred to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases because the claim had not yet been truly closed. NEW! Ferrant...Read More
New York Case Law Update 10/21/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: Top | 600 | 0
NEW! Quinones v. Olmstead Props. Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op 07571, (10/15/2015): A billboard company employee who fell off a stack of concrete blocks should not have been granted partial summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim because of conflicting evidence about whether his emplo...Read More
No One in Florida is Talking About it? 10/16/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 480 | 0
WorkCompCentral reported this week that the push for formularies is gaining momentum. It appears that the concept is here to stay -- "here" meaning workers' comp...Read More
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