The recent announcement at NCCI AIS that medical costs for lost-time claims dropped for the first time ever was a shocker. Talks with experts and industry pros after Kathy Antonello’s talk led to much head scratching and wondering.
Friend and colleague Dr. David Deitz was kind enough to provide his perspective on two seemingly unconnected items in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that are highly relevant for medical providers treating occupational injuries.
Sometimes I think the insurance industry gets a little too clever for its own good, particularly in regard to workers' compensation insurance. And when it does, it often ends up generating considerable work for the courts and for insurance regulators.
A doctor, two pharmacists and a blogger walk into a bar ...
That's not a joke but how dinner started Tuesday in San Diego's Gaslamp District after a second excellent day at the Risk Insurance Management Society conference. As happens so often when I get together with friends ...Read More
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The Workers' Compensation Research Institute's latest report on physician dispensing confirms what we weary soldiers have known for years: The physician dispensing industry is way better at figuring out how to screw employers and taxpayers than workers’ comp payers and regulators ar...Read More
Many of us have experienced that gut-wrenching moment of receiving an out-of-the-blue demand for reimbursement of hundreds of thousands of dollars for home health care. I was recently presented with such a demand, and as is often the case, the demand was accompanied with little to no proof or exp...Read More