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How Obama's Immigrant Plan Will Hit Workers' Comp 11/18/2014
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1524 | 0
The Obama administration reportedly plans to give some form of legal protection including work rights to millions of undocumented individuals by executive order.  The administration’s apparent plan will force the workers’ compensation field to address issues that have bee...Read More
Hard Choices: Mental Illnesses v. Medications 10/03/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 871 | 0
The recently released report and follow-up webinar from the Workers Compensation Research Institute shines more light on the complicated world of chronic pain. (Full disclosure: PRIUM is a WCRI Core Funder... and proud of it). W...Read More
How UR and IMR Work together to Deny Injured Workers Care 08/18/2014
Source: Dr. Robert L. Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 703 | 0
The Medical Board of California is not at this time placing high priority on reform of either utilization review (UR) or independent medical review (IMR).   Utilization review is required before primary treating physicians or consultants can initiate diagnostic studies and/or institu...Read More
How Many Claims Are Never Filed? 08/11/2014
Source: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 785 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A recurring concern among many in the workers’ compensation field, perhaps especially labor activists, is the case of workers not seeking workers’ compensation benefits after a work injury. The issue rears its head again with renewed criticism of California’s intimidating first ...Read More
HR 4709 Offers little Help in the Fight against Prescription Drug Abuse 08/06/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 623 | 0
If you want a bill that purports to mitigate prescription drug misuse and abuse, but actually has no hope of doing so − well, look no further than the 113th Congress. Turns out they can be counted on for something. Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pennsylvania) is sponsoring House Resolution 4709...Read More
How Can Attorneys Help Each Other in Times like These? 04/23/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 511 | 0
A story out of Pennsylvania earlier this month reminded me of a couple of situations we have seen in Florida in recent years. The Pennsylvania story (published on WorkCompCentral.com, which ...Read More
How To Destroy 'Wash-Out' or 'Wash-In' Psych Reports 12/18/2013
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: | 993 | 0
What is a Psych Pre-Deposition/Pre-Trial Consultation?I’ve been doing forensic psychological evaluations for personal injury and workers’ compensation for 28 years. I’ve had a lot of fun doing the work, have found it challenging and have learned a lot. My favorit...Read More
How to Know What's Really Happening in Work Comp 10/23/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 503 | 0
Want to know what’s really happening in comp? Spend a day sitting next to an adjuster.Whether you’re a work comp exec, big employer, investor or service provider, there’s no faster or better way to really understand what goes on, what works and what doesn’t, and w...Read More
How Do You Litigate? 04/05/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 734 | 0
According to Merriam-Webster online, the phrase “carpet bomb” was first coined in 1944. Their definition is:1: to drop large numbers of bombs so as to cause uniform devastation over (a given area).2: to bombard repeatedly, widely, or excessively (carpet bomb the country...Read More
Hawaii: The Worst State? 03/25/2013
State: HI | Segment: | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Analysis of data from 1,500 drug toxicology tests performed by Millennium Labs (consulting client) indicates things are pretty bad in Hawaii.Here are some of the “highlights”: Less than 21% of tests were “in full agreement with reported medication...Read More
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