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Chechelnik: Importance of a Timely Objection 10/18/2018
Source: Alex Chechelnik
State: CA | Segment: Top | 242 | 0
One of the most litigated issues at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is the right to request a replacement panel when a physician is unable to schedule within the 60-day time frame. ...Read More
 
 

Goin: Type B Attending Physicians and Delegating Time Loss 10/17/2018
Source: Nathan R. Goin
State: OR | Segment: Top | 160 | 0
Escalating medical costs, increased specialization and a growing demand for medical care within the United States has given rise to the pseudo-doctor, a medical practitioner who lacks the exact medical training of a physician but has the same approximate expertise for most routine issues tha...Read More
 
 

Snyder: The Phases of Mediation 10/16/2018
Source: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 196 | 0
Like the moon, mediation proceeds in phases. Here’s a primer on what happens. ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: When Does the Conditional Payment Clock Run Out? 10/15/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0
In MSPA Claims 1 v. Kingsway Amigo Ins. Co., the 11th Circuit addressed the appropriate application of the statute of limitations under the Medicare Secondar...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Chronic Opioids Can Be Solved 10/12/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 205 | 0
That’s the key lesson from Oct. 3's session on dealing with legacy opioid claims at International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions' 104th convention in Virginia. ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Back Injuries: 'Twas Ever Thus 10/11/2018
Source: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 187 | 0
Lynch Ryan’s very first client was a Massachusetts community hospital where the experience modification factor was 2.77, primarily due to nursing and nursing assistant back injuries. The year was 1984, 86 years after Mrs. Robb’s ...Read More
 
 

Mahjoubi: Legislation Combats Fraud and Abuse in Lien Practices 10/10/2018
By: David F. Mahjoubi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 386 | 0
The California Legislature has taken additional steps to combat fraud and abuses in lien practices not resolved by SB 863. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Fearmongering Abounds for Rare Side Effects of Chiropractic Care 10/09/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0
It is no secret in the workers’ compensation community that defendants generally dislike and disapprove of chiropractors, whether as primary treating physicians or as qualified medical evaluators. ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Question of Employee Misclassification Is for Arbitrators 10/08/2018
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: CA | Segment: Top | 440 | 0
Months ago, I asked whether arbitrators would decide the scope of the gig economy. ...Read More
 
 

Jacobsmeyer: Appellate Court Rejects PTD 'In Accordance With the Fact' 10/05/2018
By: Jake Jacobsmeyer
State: CA | Segment: Top | 405 | 0
The 3rd District Court of Appeal has issued a stunning decision rejecting the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's reliance on an award by a judge of permanent total disability based on Labor Code 4662(b)’s language of disability "in accordance with the fact.” ...Read More
 
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