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Anders: Apparent Change in CMS Policy Expands Inclusion of Lyrica in MSAs 11/05/2018
Source: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 145 | 0
Lyrica is a brand name-only medication that costs $8.91 per pill at 150 milligrams. Over a 20-year life expectancy, this is close to $200,000 in an Medicare set-aside allocation. ...Read More

Paduda: Workers' Comp Claim Counts Are Down … Right? 11/02/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 290 | 0
A recently released analysis of workers’ comp claim frequency tells us what we’ve known for years: The percentage of workers who get hurt on the job has been ...Read More

Fein: Adopting New Standards of Safety 11/01/2018
Source: Lewis Fein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 170 | 0
The duty of insurers is not to deny the need for new standards but to dedicate themselves to standardizing new — and superior — levels of safety. ...Read More

Young: An Interesting Approach 10/31/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 463 | 0
Recently I became aware of an interesting experiment by State Compensation Insurance Fund. ...Read More

Weinmann: Duty of Care vs. Utilization Review 10/30/2018
Source: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 378 | 0
Worker's Malpractice Action Against UR Doctor Comes to an End is WorkCompCen...Read More

Langham: I Am Not Available 10/29/2018
Source: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
I had a recent inquiry that returned my attention yet again to the notice of unavailability. ...Read More

Paduda: Who's Investing in Work Comp Services Now? 10/26/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 268 | 0
Several years ago it was smaller private equity firms who bought companies for $75 million to $200 million, built them up and sold them off. Then it was the bigger PE firms that put together a couple of these and hoped to sell them for more than they paid, and were mostly successful....Read More

Goldstein: Hikida and the Importance of a Good Doctor 10/25/2018
By: Benjamin G. Goldstein
State: CA | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
For many years now, employers have been able to rely on the holdings on Brodie v. WCAB and Benson v. Workers&rsqu...Read More

Mejia: Implications of SB 562 on the State Workers' Compensation System 10/24/2018
By: Karen P. Mejia
State: CA | Segment: Top | 346 | 0
The availability of 24-hour medical care regardless of pre-existing conditions, illness and cause of injury could soon be available in California. ...Read More

Duff: Is Diva Limousine's Race-to-the-Bottom Suit Against Uber Coherent? 10/23/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 143 | 0
The pattern has now become clear. The Uber strategy continues to be to shunt as many independent contractor suits into arbitration as possible, where it no doubt hopes they will be silently and favorably (or at any rate non-precedentially) resolved. ...Read More
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