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Workers' Compensation News


Young: Proving 100% 07/28/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 791 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Is a vocational expert necessary to prove that a worker is 100% disabled, or can medical expert evidence establish a total permanent disability? ...Read More

Young: California Workers' Comp Top-10 List — First Half of 2016 07/18/2016
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The year is half done, so it’s time for my annual mid-year look at California workers’ comp. Here, in no particular order, are the events and themes that seemed to stand out in the first half of 2016, with a bit of commentary: ...Read More
Young: The California Conundrum 06/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Interest in the difference between California workers’ comp as practiced in Northern vs. Southern California continues to build. This was the topic at the 2016 Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau's Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference in San Francisco, fra...Read More

Young: Getting Serious About Fraud 06/09/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 571 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Provider fraud cases continue to generate big headlines in California workers’ comp. ...Read More

Young: Training the Docs 05/27/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1714 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a large QME training course, sponsored by the California Orthopedic Association. Joined by WCJ Noah Tempkin and defense attorney William Tappin, the focus of my segment of the training panel, held at Orange County’s Ritz-Carlton Resort at Lagu...Read More

Young: Appealing IMR 05/17/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Under what circumstances can a Maximus Independent Medical Review Determination be appealed? ...Read More

Young: Shifting Tides 05/12/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 685 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The tides of the California’s workers’ comp system always come and go. ...Read More

Young: The Supreme Court Steps In 04/27/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 526 | 0
Could utilization review physicians and UR provider companies face liability lawsuits filed by injured workers alleging they were damaged by the administration of the UR process? ...Read More
Young: Holes in Oversight 04/08/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 515 | 0
Does California’s workers’ comp system lack sufficient tools to deal with abuse by avaricious medical providers? ...Read More
Young: DWC Enforcement on Tardy Medical Records is Overdue 03/24/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 470 | 0
It’s overdue, but the California DWC has finally begun cracking down on claims administrators who fail to provide medical records for independent medical review in a timely manner. ...Read More
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