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Thompson: A Bill of Rights to Limit Absurd Managed Care Fees 02/01/2019
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 133 | 0
A properly incentivized third-party administrator must share in the challenge of a claim and not profit from failure. Limitless managed care fees provide no credible incentive to resolve work comp claims. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Limine and Workers' Compensation 01/31/2019
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 77 | 0
In American legal proceedings there are debates of law and facts. The fact debates can be illustrated easily enough. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Injured Worker Can Use Phone to Record QME Exam 01/30/2019
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 326 | 0
So many of our litigated workers’ compensation cases turn on the medical-legal exam.  Everyone knows that every single chiropractic qualified medical evaluators will find every injury results in 100% disability that is industrially caused, while every spine and orth...Read More
 
 

Duff: The 'Entrepreneurial Opportunity' Canard 01/29/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0
The world of workers' compensation is always well-served to keep abreast of labor and employment law developments outside of its ordinary confines.  ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: The Danger of Assumptions 01/28/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
The older I get, the more I understand the value of experience. Convenient, huh? ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Low-Wage Workers Pay More for Health Care Than High-Wage Workers 01/25/2019
Source: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 180 | 0
Anyone who can rub two brain cells together knows America spends more — much more — on health care than any other developed nation. Also well established is the sad fact that in terms of health care outcomes our brethren in the Organization for Economic Co-operation ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Want Premium Savings? Keep Your Website Updated 01/24/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 132 | 0
How can workers' comp premium savings come from updating your website? One of our clients from last year had let its website sit for a few years without updating it. What happened caused me to write this article. ...Read More
 
 

Ko: How Can WC Systems Promote Occupational Safety and Health? 01/23/2019
Source: Gina Ko
State: NA | Segment: Top | 170 | 0
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requested Rand Corp., an American nonprofit policy think tank, to explore this very question with key stakeholders, in order to find ways to improve workers’ compensation policies that better promote occupational safety and he...Read More
 
 

Uribarri: Apportionment in Our Post-SB 899 World 01/22/2019
Source: Jemma S. Uribarri
State: CA | Segment: Top | 247 | 1
Apportionment was revamped with the enactment of SB 899 in 2004. It had long been the case that employers were liable for exacerbations or aggravations of underlying conditions without any benefit of apportionment to the pre-existing condition. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Absent Evidence of Causation, At-Work Collapse Not AOE/COE 01/18/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 241 | 0
Pop quiz: A worker collapses on the job and ultimately expires. No witnesses appear with an explanation of what happened — no trauma, no blows, no anything. He just collapses and dies. ...Read More
 
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