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Anders: CMS Introduces Pre-CPNs and Open Debt Reports 01/29/2020
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 496 | 0
On Jan. 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid held a town hall to discuss common Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) NGHP ORM Recovery topics. In attendance on the call were various officials from CMS as well as Performant Recovery, the CRC contractor. ...Read More

Grinberg: Resignation Kills Civil Suit 01/28/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 455 | 1
California workers’ compensation can often make us sad, but there’s so much reason to rejoice, especially when, on those rare occasions, the stars align, the tea leaves land in just the right way and just for a split second, the world makes sense again. ...Read More

Paduda: What Would You Do With Another $8,000? 01/27/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 312 | 0
The U.S. health care system is costing you $8,000 more than it should. That’s because you, the consumer, are at the mercy of hospitals, insurers, doctors, device companies, pharma. ...Read More

Duff: Skeptical Ruminations on Walmart's Mass Workers' Compensation Settlements 01/24/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 616 | 0
I am not implacably opposed to all that is new. Indeed, I think we need a new, New Deal, and I am not so confident to claim that I know exactly what that should look like. ...Read More

Grinberg: Snipers, Deputies and Fraud 01/23/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 448 | 0
Some readers may recall an HBO cop drama called “The Wire.” The show focused mostly on the difficulty of prosecuting a drug war in Baltimore against the backdrop of organized crime, poverty, corruption and complacency among career city and state employees. ...Read More

Young: The 2020 Workers' Comp Quiz 01/22/2020
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0
What does 2020 hold for California workers’ comp? ...Read More

Duff: All the World's a Platform? 01/21/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 606 | 0
I've written a short paper in advance of the 2020 Workers' Compensation Midwinter Conference panel in which I'll be participating on March 28 in New Orleans. The panel is titled, "Workers' Compensation and the 'Gig' Economy: Challenges Flowing From Temporary Work.&quo...Read More

Langham: Opioids and Credibility 01/17/2020
By: David Langham
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 692 | 0
The subject of narcotics was addressed by the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division in Martin v. Newark Public Schools. It is another of those cases that was not pu...Read More

Castillo: An Unacceptable Reality 01/16/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 337 | 0
Fatal occupational injuries in California jumped to their highest level since 2008, rising to more than 400 deaths for the first time in nearly 10 years. ...Read More

Snyder: Dismissals, Rehires and Settlements 01/15/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: CA | Segment: Top | 647 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A new California law effective Jan. 1 governs settlement agreement language regarding employment dismissals and rehires. An employer and employee can still agree that a settlement includes termination of employment, but the agreement cannot include language that the person is barred from re-...Read More
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