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Salem: Appeals Board Reaffirms Direct and Natural Consequence Rule 04/23/2020
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 247 | 0
The state Workers' Compensation Appeals Board released two opinions last Friday, deciding cases it heard at oral argument on March 24. ...Read More

Moore: WCIRB X-Mod Decision Gives Employers COVID Reprieve — Sort Of 04/22/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 504 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau experience modifier decision this week should provide employers somewhat of a break for incurring COVID-19-related claims. ...Read More

Grinberg: COVID-19 Presumption Revisited 04/21/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 609 | 1
COVID-19 has had quite an impact on attending hearings before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More

Paduda: Catching Up 04/20/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 401 | 0
The brilliant minds at the Workers Compensation Research Institute aren’t slacking while WFH (working from home). Their latest is the 20th edition of the CompScope state-specific reports detailing the performance of 18 state workers’ compensation systems. ...Read More

Fruin: How to Address Workers' Compensation Claims From Telecommuters 04/17/2020
By: Shawna G. Fruin
State: WA | Segment: Top | 463 | 0
Given Washington’s stay-at-home orders, many employers made quick arrangements to have a significant amount of their workforce telecommute from home. ...Read More

Zachry: Cost Drivers vs. Defense Attorney 'Churn' Methods 04/16/2020
By: Bill Zachry
State: NA | Segment: Top | 428 | 0
The defense attorney is an important partner in achieving optimum outcomes on claims. But just because I have listed areas of potential mischief does not mean that they should be treated as an enemy. ...Read More

Moore: COVID-19 Compensability Conundrum: Who's Covering What? 04/15/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 641 | 0
The COVID-19 compensability conundrum will arrive later this year when workers' comp claims adjusters have to make difficult and complicated decisions.    ...Read More

Hagmueller: COVID-19's Impact on Insurance and Delivery of Care 04/14/2020
By: Gary Hagmueller
State: NA | Segment: Top | 964 | 0
In just the past few weeks, two new forces have emerged that will reshape the workers’ comp system for years to come. ...Read More
Friedman: 8 Rules to Know for Telehealth Medical Treatment Exams 04/13/2020
By: Heywood G. Friedman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 982 | 0
On March 19, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced rules for telehealth medical treatment for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic: ...Read More

Gelman: Workers' Compensation and the New Virtual Reality 04/10/2020
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 396 | 0
The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly changed how hearings will be conducted before the New Jersey Division of Workers Compensation. ...Read More
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