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Burns: Recent Telemedicine Developments in California Workers' Compensation 03/09/2017
By: Michael Burns
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1908 | 0 | 6 min read
The past decade has seen an explosion in online access and improvements in technology. These changes have naturally resulted in changes in medicine. Smartphone applications and videoconferencing are methods by which business, and now medicine, is conducted. ...Read More
Ban: Dealing With (and Beating) CIGA as Co-Defendant 09/23/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
So the California Insurance Guarantee Association has joined you to a case (or filed a petition for reimbursement and/or change of administrator). CIGA is demanding reimbursement and insisting that your client take over the case, including administering benefits, discovery and medical treatm...Read More
Burke: Are the Winds Shifting in Workers' Compensation? 03/17/2016
By: Bob Burke
State: NA | Segment: Top | 692 | 0
For the past decade or more, the dominant storyline in workers’ compensation has been the states reducing benefits, limiting the very definition of a compensable injury, and shifting much of the cost of workplace injuries to workers and the federal and state governments. ...Read More
Battling the Opioid Problem: The Fight Goes On 08/24/2015
By: Nancy Grover (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 557 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
I already know what you're thinking. "Again, with the opioids? Hasn't everybody and his brother in workers' comp already talked about this issue ad nauseum? Aren't we seeing reports suggesting the problem is getting better? Aren't we doing everything we possibly can to ad...Read More
But Will it really Help? 03/19/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1040 | 0
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding how things could be different in workers' compensation in the United States. One of the issues in recent years has involved the interplay between the state workers' compensation programs and the federal government. Certainly, wor...Read More
Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust” 01/09/2015
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 641 | 0
I have been waiting for more than seven years since In re Sanchez for another bankruptcy court to tell us whether or not Medicare set-aside funds would be excluded assets in bankruptcy. Today I finally found out that they are not, but the point is kind of irrelevant. According to the U.S....Read More
Benefits for Psychological Condition? 06/12/2014
By: Paul E. Pfeifer
State: OH | Segment: | 636 | 0
When Delores M. Roxbury was injured at work on September 21, 2004, her workers’ compensation claim was originally allowed for lumbar sprain and related injuries. But when she made additional claims for compensation, her case eventually ended up coming before us – the Supreme Court of Ohi...Read More
Blast from the Past: The Case of Fatal Coffee 04/25/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 594 | 0
The other night, your humble blogger had trouble sleeping. The world is full of so much injustice – insurers and employers everywhere are exploited and abused by the very system they themselves fund, and yet there is only so much a humble blogger such as myself can do, except to correct these ...Read More
Bullying Is in the News, Is it in the Workplace? 11/15/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 470 | 0
The legislative process has begun in Florida, with members of the House and Senate filing bills that they hope will draw consideration next spring. Last year, a pair of bills were sponsored, each titled the "Safe Work Environment Act." The Senate and House versions were not identical, but each would...Read More
Breakout for Risk Managers: A WCEC Session Preview 06/27/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 636 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Editor’s Note: The Workers' Compensation Institute's 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series ...Read More
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