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Other Changes - AB 749 & Rehab 03/08/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 424 | 0
AB 749 also creates Sections 139.47, 139.48, and 139.49 that are intended to substantially enhance return to work efforts originally introduced under L.C. ...Read More
 
 
Risk Tip: Check Experience Mods 03/06/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 230 | 0
Rates are going up, up and up. The feast on rates that employers enjoyed through the late 90...Read More
 
 
E-Mail for Claims Examiners - Part 1 03/04/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 295 | 0
The digital age is becoming more and more a part of the claims examiner...Read More
 
 
E-Mail for Claims Examiners - Part 1 03/04/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 464 | 0
The digital age is becoming more and more a part of the claims examiner's daily life, and nothing is more pervasive, or more functional, than electronic mail, or e-mail in common jargon. As in most things, there are proper ways to use e-mail that will promote efficiency, make good impressions, and o...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 2 03/03/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 705 | 0
We started off this series of articles with some basic concepts of medical management from the claims examiner standpoint. Now we will take a look at some of the more specific issues, and in particular issues involving orthopedic medical management since orthopedic injuries are the most common worke...Read More
 
 
Settlement of Rehab - Be Careful ... 02/21/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 371 | 0
One big change ushered in via AB 749 certain to attract substantial attention is the change to L.C. ...Read More
 
 
Radiology for Claims Persons - Part 2 02/21/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 535 | 0
In the last article we started off with a brief explanation of radiology and reviewed what plain films, CT, and MRI techniques were and when to use them. Radiological diagnostics takes many more forms though, and the follow...Read More
 
 
Apportionment Generally 02/18/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Mark Kahn[Ed. Note: This is the first in a lengthy series where Mark Kahn explains in detail the technical aspects of apportionment.] The employer is responsible only for that portion of an injured employee...Read More
 
 
Best Practices to Reduce Comp In Layoffs 02/18/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 537 | 0
In the past 2 articles of this series we examined the reasons why workers compensation claims increase in a downsizing and dishonest claim reporting. Now we'll take a look at some 'best practices' to minimize claims and their impact in a downsizing. The Workers' Compensation Task Force for ...Read More
 
 
The Four Stages Of A Physical Therapy Program 02/17/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 667 | 0
By Steven Danchik, MA, RPT The primary goal of physical therapy should always be the restoration of function. Purpose and direction are necessary for effective treatment. There are four general stages of an effective physical therapy program. This article will discuss the first two, an...Read More
 
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