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UPS at Risk: 37,500 Temps 12/29/2010
State: NA | Segment: | 396 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesThis is a very busy time for delivery companies.Whether it's the post office, UPS or FedEx, there are more packages moving around than people to handle them. The UPS solution is the hiring of 37,500 (!) temporary workers. These ...Read More
Up in Smoke? 11/05/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 845 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonMy office is in the heart of Oaksterdam.Low key pot clubs dot the area. There's an Oaksterdam gift shop around the corner. A few blocks away is Oaksterdam University. Enrollees can learn how to grow a better stash.You'...Read More
Understanding the Calif. Workers' Comp System 08/19/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 453 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonWhile attending a yearly meeting Aug. 9 in San Francisco for the Lexis Nexis California workers' comp editorial board, I got into a discussion with several attorneys about dabblers.Dabblers are attorneys who dabble in workers' co...Read More
Unpaid Internships Create Questions for Comp 04/28/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 1479 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer GersonOpportunities have been in short supply for many young high school and college graduates, as companies freeze hiring.That's led to an uptick in grads seeking internships, even unpaid internships, as a bridge toward a career or graduate sch...Read More
Unstoppable Fraud Machines II: Compounding and Repackaging 04/22/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 774 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Eugene KeefeKeefe, Campbell & AssociatesOne of our national clients advised of a recent trend—drug compounding and repackaging to make the simple pharmaceutical process much more expensive. In follow-up to our first article, we note in recent years, compound drugs and ...Read More
Unstoppable Fraud Machines 04/21/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 354 | 0
By Eugene KeefeKeefe, Campbell & AssociatesUnstoppable Medical Fraud Machines—we didn’t make it up, the title was given to us by a reader. Everyone in the claims industry knows who they are but what can we do about them? Please understand we cannot ...Read More
Under WC Law, Who is a Pharmacist? 01/18/2010
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 311 | 0
By Michael Rabinowitz I usually do not post decisions from the lower workers' compensation courts, but this subject has come up a lot from concerned adjusters.  Many carriers are finding that doctors–particularly pain management doctors–are not just prescribing...Read More
User Funding = Taxation Without Representation 11/25/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 652 | 0
By David DePaoloI made a stink in May when Gov. Schwarzenegger ordered work furloughs for all of state government, including those agencies, such as the Division of Workers' Compensation, that do not take any money from the General Fund because they are self funded through "user asse...Read More
Universal Health Care and Work Comp - the Canadian Experience 05/09/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 630 | 0
By Joe PadudaInternational Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions President Peter Federko had 20 minutes to discuss the impact of health reform on workers' compensation. Before we delve into Mr Federko's comments, I'd be remiss if I didn't n...Read More
UnitedHealth Divesting Ingenix Will Have Long-Term Significance 01/16/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 756 | 0
By Joe PadudaWhat Does the UnitedHealth-Ingenix Settlement with the N.Y. AG Mean?Likely quite a bit. But not for a while.Here's the quick and dirty: N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been after UnitedHealth's Ingenix subsidiary for more than a y...Read More
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