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Fink: Getting Fraud Out of the Workers' Compensation System 09/25/2017
By: Tony Fink
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2013 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The activity by fraudulent medical providers in California’s workers’ compensation system has been well documented, and the impact can be seen by the inflated costs for medical treatment and abundance of liens clogging the system. ...Read More

Ferguson: One of America's Most Dangerous Jobs 09/14/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1693 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kicked, pummeled, taken hostage, stabbed and sexually assaulted. Would you want a job that included these risks? ...Read More

Ferguson: High Hazards, Gruesome Deaths: Farmworker Safety Programs Facing Cuts 07/24/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Farm work is dangerous work. Injuries and fatalities are gruesome: amputations, death by being caught in machinery or rolled over by tractors; drownings in manure pits; suffocation in grain bins. ...Read More

Fruin: Death of the Second Injury Fund? 06/19/2017
Source: Shawna Fruin
State: WA | Segment: Top | 1140 | 0
Historically, a pension with Washington's Second Injury Fund relief was a desirable outcome for both Washington injured workers and employers, allowing workers to obtain the pension that they desired, but reducing employer liability to only permanent partial disability — assuming t...Read More

Ferguson: Workers Memorial Day and a Voice for the Workers 04/21/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1495 | 0
April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a time when workers and their families, labor unions and safety advocates commemorate those who were killed on the job: 4,800 fatalities per year, or an average of 13 workers who lose the...Read More

Feinberg: Getting to Yes with UR and IMR 02/07/2017
By: Steven Feinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3895 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
This document is meant to help physicians and others better serve injured workers. Understanding how to write requests for treatment that meet evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines will more often result in approved authorization for medical care through utilization review (UR) and independent...Read More

Ferguson: OSHA Under President Trump: Early Signs 01/26/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2479 | 0 | Popular with Legal
We’re still awaiting an appointment to the Department of Labor under the Trump administration, so we don’t expect an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) director to be named until after that. ...Read More

Ferguson: Reading the Tea Leaves: The Trump Administration and OSHA 12/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2070 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers are in a state of limbo between one presidential administration and another, trying to intuit the potential impact as potential names of candidates for the cabinet and key administrative posts are floated, debated and named. Much is still in the realm of speculation. ...Read More
Farber: SPARC Act Does Not Make Medicare Responsible for Prescription Drugs 11/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1366 | 0
Many employers have been interested in recent federal legislation proposing to reform the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) laws surrounding the Medicare Prescription Drug program, known as “Part D,” and for good reason.  The current law is ambiguous at best, and many do not...Read More

Fletcher: Another Look at Physician Dispensing 10/26/2016
State: IL | Segment: Top | 801 | 0
Editor's note: Physician dispensing for workers’ compensation patients has received close scrutiny in the past several years. This past week, Dr. David Fletcher spoke at the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce 9th annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium at the Lis...Read More
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