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Thompson: Claimant "Apps" and the "Internet of Comp-Things" 03/14/2016
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 548 | 0 | Popular with Injured worker
While “smart” technology deliberately surges to attach and change every known part of our greater human experience, the work comp claims world is timidly fumbling with concepts for “stupid” claimant apps. So far, no breakthrough product is on the verge. The oh-so d...Read More
To Dream the Impossible Dream 02/17/2016
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0
To reverse and reinstate this claim based on an unachievable reinstatement effort would have required basically rewriting over 100 years of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and Rules—one has to wonder if sanctions should lie? In ...Read More
The Bern, the Buffoon, and Health Care 02/11/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 419 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Well, I never thought I’d be writing about the healthcare plans of Bernie Sanders (!!) and Donald Trump (double !!) as the leading candidates for president. ...Read More
The Uncompensated Worker 02/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 984 | 0
Last week, WorkCompCentral released a report, The Uncompensated Worker, that I authored. It is about how a work injury affects family finances. I applied several realistic wor...Read More
Targeting Psychosocial Barriers to Reduce Delayed Recovery Cases 01/05/2016
By: Ruth Estrich
State: NA | Segment: Top | 411 | 0 | Popular with Employer
In recent years, the managed care industry has focused on pain management solutions to address delayed recovery cases. However, recent studies show that while pain is an obstacle to returning to meaningful work and life roles, it is not as significant a deterrent as many assume. In fact, ...Read More
The Comp Awakens! 12/31/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 677 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
I hope you have concluded your annual Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or “other” celebration. The year draws inexorably to a close. I reflect back this week on the year that was, a collection for all of us of ups, downs, and so much in between. This is my last post for 2015....Read More
The 2015 Top Ten Developments in Calif. Workers' Comp 12/30/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 555 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What were the most significant developments in California workers’ comp in 2015? Every so often California has a blockbuster year in workers’ comp where comp rises to the forefront of the news. This was not such a year. ...Read More
Three Claim Failures Your TPA Should Pay For 12/09/2015
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 411 | 0
It is time for third-party administrators to pay for their broken promises. Over years and decades, “TPA service” has coalesced into a data-algorithmic, process-efficient yet impact-deficient entity. National TPA providers are almost indistinguishable in their essence. Adjustin...Read More
The Right to Independent Discovery for Injured Workers 11/24/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
State: CA | Segment: Top | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I have been contacted by a couple of respected copy service companies asking my thoughts about the injured worker’s “independent right to discovery.” I think the concept being inferred is that injured workers and their attorneys should have a right to any and all discovery they ...Read More
The Case for Physician Education in Light of Rising Death Rates 11/12/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 228 | 0
Two recent and related op-ed pieces in the New York Times lay out the logic I articulated in my last blog post on addiction and mental health. The two pieces, taken together, ...Read More
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