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Snyder: Was King Solomon Right? 05/13/2021
By: Teddy Snyder
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1
Pretty much everyone knows the Bible story about King Solomon. ...Read More
 
 

Ruble: Reflecting on Those We Lost 05/12/2021
By: Megan Ruble
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
April 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which revolutionized workplace safety thanks to the determined efforts of the labor movement. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: MPN Killer Becomes Toothless Study Bill 05/11/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
I love nothing more than sharing virtual real estate in this beloved swamp of ours, called workers’ compensation. But, if I might invite you to join me for a stroll through “delusions of grandeur forest,” I will arrogantly take sole credit for the recent change in the goal ...Read More
 
 

Fish: Licensing Requirements for Workers' Compensation Lost-Time Claims Handlers 05/10/2021
By: Mike Fish
State: AL | Segment: Top | 0
The Alabama Department of Labor requires all people handling lost-time workers’ compensation claims to complete eight hours of continuing education per calendar year. Medical-only adjusters are exempt from this requirement. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: The Value of Field Case Managers 05/07/2021
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Thursday was National Nurses Day. In celebration, I wanted to bring up a subject that I have seen overlooked in quite a few workers' comp files: field case managers. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Comp's Culture of Catastrophizing 05/06/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
At the height of the COVID crisis last year, some research organizations, brokers/consultants and “thought leaders” were gravely forecasting how awful this was going to be for workers’ comp. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Keep on Truckin' 05/05/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Workers have won a big victory in the federal courts, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that AB 5 can be enforced against the California trucking industry and is not preempted by a law known as the Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1994. ...Read More
 
 

Fruin: Where Are We With State's New IME rules? 05/04/2021
By: Shawna G. Fruin
State: WA | Segment: Top | 0
In 2020 and 2021, there was a lot of action in Washington’s Legislature surrounding the rules for when and how employers can obtain independent medical examinations in workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Anders: Updated CMS Policy Changes Medicare Set-Aside Seed Calculation 05/03/2021
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
On April 19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide, Version 3.3, which made a slight but notable addition to how the MSA seed amount is calculated. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: The Right Way to Think About Buying WC Services 04/30/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Here’s how to think about price and service. Hint: Getting it right requires taking the time to dig deep. ...Read More
 
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