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Unpublished Decisions - The Hidden Harvest 11/25/2008
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: | 745 | 0
By Mullen & FilippiNovember is a time for celebrating the year’s harvest. This month, the California Courts of Appeal issued a number of decisions which, for various reasons, they declared would not be officially published. We refer to these decisions as a hidden harvest becaus...Read More
Unreasonable Contest Attorney Fees in Pa. Workers' Comp 10/01/2008
State: PA | Segment: | 1328 | 0
By Glenn C. NeimanUnder the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, a workers’ comp insurance carrier has 21 days to accept or deny a claim. During that period, the workers’ comp insurance carrier is to investigate the claim. This both fair and clear.The awa...Read More
Utilization-Review Issues Arrive at Illinois WCC 04/10/2008
State: IL | Segment: | 395 | 0
By Michael RusinUtilization review was a key component to the medical fee schedule legislation. Even though the statute went into effect Feb. 1, 2006, it has taken some time for employers to begin using utilization review and it has taken even longer for the Workers' Compensation Com...Read More
Universal Workers' Compensation 12/30/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 969 | 0
By Richard S. Geiger Author's Note: At a workers' compensation seminar sponsored by the Insurance Council of Texas, I participated in a panel discussion concerning House Bill 7 enacted by the 79th Legislature (2005) and what further changes need to occur to make the workers compens...Read More
Upper Extremities P&S Report Checklist for Peripheral Nerve Disorders 09/23/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 277 | 0
By Luis Perez-Cordero and Craig Andrew Lange Since early July, we have seen an inordinate increase in Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Disorder Impairment (PND) Ratings. Many of these reports point to the misuse of the AMA Guides and the incomplete reporting of some qualified medical exa...Read More
Understanding Your Low Back - Part II 08/12/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 352 | 0
By Jomar Almeda, M.D. The lower back is an incredible structure. It supports most of the body's weight, and is involved in a number of our day to day activities, including sitting, standing, walking and lifting. Unrecognized, it had started to bear the stresses placed on it the very mom...Read More
Understanding Your Low Back - Part I 07/01/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 644 | 0
By Jomar Almeda, MD "Man is ill because he is never still." - Paracelsus (1493-1541) In order to have a better understanding of low back symptoms and its many causes, it is necessary to have a general knowledge of its basic structure and function. Low back symptoms can be brou...Read More
Update on Implementation of HB 7 06/17/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 422 | 0
On May 9, 2006, the Business & Industry and Insurance committees of the Texas House of Representatives held a joint hearing to receive an update from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and TDI's Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) on the implementation of House Bill (HB) 7. The m...Read More
Unraveling the Workers' Comp Crisis Part III 04/22/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 372 | 0
The Office Injury Epidemic RSI (repetitive strain injury) and carpal tunnel syndrome are reaching epidemic proportions. As our reliance on computers increases, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) are hitting epidemic proportions. ...Read More
Unraveling the Workers' Comp Crisis Part II 04/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 423 | 0
Unraveling the Workers' Comp Crisis Part II Bionomics a new Injury Prevention Strategy makes the workplace safer-lowers claims costs and lost workdays. Contrary To Past Opinions Employees do embrace learning how to control their own well b...Read More
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