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Paduda: Opioids, MSAs and the Feds 11/06/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 250 | 0
According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the average California Medicare set-aside includes almost $49,000 for drugs — about half of all future medical expenses. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Las Vegas Shooting's Aftermath 11/03/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 588 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Are California peace officers covered for injuries incurred while responding to crimes or assisting victims while they are off duty and out of state? ...Read More
 
 

Berger: Work Comp Dental Injuries: Pre-Existing vs. Job-Related 11/02/2017
Source: Jacob Berger
State: NA | Segment: Top | 163 | 0
A causality dilemma can be summed up as, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” In dental workers' compensation terms, which came first, the injury or the bad teeth? ...Read More
 
 

Farwell: 'I Don't Need No Stinkin' Expert!' (Yes, You Do) 11/01/2017
Source: S. Scott Farwell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 188 | 0
Following North Carolina’s July 2017 legislative change to the state Workers’ Compensation Act, one might have put aside concerns over Wilkes v City of Greenville, N.C. 799 S.E...Read More
 
 

Morton: Better Pain Care Is Possible, Without Increasing Risk 10/31/2017
Source: Joel Morton
State: NA | Segment: Top | 281 | 0
There are a lot of important conversations happening surrounding the challenges of caring for the nation’s injured. One of the biggest challenges we face is opioids, and the challenge can be distilled down to the following points: ...Read More
 
 

Young: Pretty Big Deal 10/30/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A lot of the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board panel decisions that come along seem like small-ball stuff. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Fee Cap in West Virginia 10/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
A recent decision of the West Virginia Supreme Court is an interesting contrast to Florida precedent. In April 2016, the Florida Supreme Court concluded in ...Read More
 
 
Flewelling: Airline Deregulation Act Pre-empts Air Ambulance Fee Schedule 10/26/2017
By: Harvey Flewelling
State: WY | Segment: Top | 452 | 0
In the recent case of EagleMed LLC v. Cox, 868 F.3d 893 (10th Cir. 2017), the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a U.S. District Court decision that a Wyoming statute and associated regulations setting forth a fee schedule for air-ambulance services in workers’ compensation cl...Read More
 
 

Pew: Big Opioid Pharma = Big Tobacco? 10/25/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 201 | 0
Have you noticed that Big Opioid Pharma (BOP), manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids, are under attack? I have. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: DWC (Maybe) Gives Lien Claimants Extra Time to File Declarations 10/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal
So, awhile back, your humble blogger offered the thought that the Division of Workers' Compensation's intent to dismiss the liens of claimants who had not properly filed their “Supplemental Lien Form and 4903.05(c) Declarations” by the statutory deadline ...Read More
 
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