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Moore: Workers' Comp Adjuster Turnover 07/30/2021
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
I do not like to write any articles on how the pandemic has affected anything, but a workers' comp adjuster turnover trend spiked in early 2020. ...Read More

Young: Call Their Bluff 07/29/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration appears to be pressuring state Sen. Steven Bradford to trim his anti-discrimination bill, Senate Bill 788. ...Read More

Paduda: Cleaned Out by Trauma Centers 07/28/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
That giant sucking sound is coming from hospital trauma centers vacuuming thousands out of your wallet. ...Read More

Grinberg: Parts of WCAB Reopening in Person 07/27/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
The question that is asked over and over by every Californian, and, of course, every workers’ compensation practitioner, is if we are going back to “normal” and if so, then when? For well over a year now, every hearing has been either over the phone or via LifeSize, and alm...Read More

Paduda: COVID-Related Treatment Delays 07/26/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Didn’t happen. Joe Paduda ...Read More

Paduda: Transparency in Drug Pricing 07/23/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
One of the top issues in work comp pharmacy — heck, in all pharmacy — is transparency. ...Read More

Geaney: Long Drive for Lunch After Business Meeting Not Compensable 07/22/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
Andrew Mackoff worked as a salesman and account manager for New Brunswick Saw Services. One of his duties was to travel to the company’s businesses for meetings and service calls. ...Read More

Kamin: Proposal to Reduce Decision Time Frame Fails in Assembly 07/21/2021
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
The Assembly Insurance Committee failed to pass Senate Bill 335’s proposal to reduce the 90-day decision time frame during its July 13 meeting. ...Read More

Paduda: What's the End Game for Injured Workers Pharmacy? 07/20/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Injured Workers Pharmacy has been a pain in the butt for work comp payers for years. The company’s business model is predicated on getting prescribing doctors and claimants' attorneys to have their patients/clients get their meds from IWP. ...Read More

Young: Effective Post-Termination Deposition Strategies 07/19/2021
By: Glen E. Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
After taking more than 2,000 depositions over 25 years, I have realized that the essential questions and strategy are normally not employed until it is too late. Many applicants' attorneys refuse to allow a second deposition, excluding those who are just in it for the LC 5710 fees. ...Read More
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