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Langham: Fee Cap in West Virginia 10/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 378 | 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 | 501 | 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 | 254 | 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 | 458 | 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
 
 

Paduda: Run Like Hell 10/23/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 413 | 0
Shockingly, compound drug merchants allegedly lied when they sold accounts receivable to investors. ...Read More
 
 

Young: CHSWC and the QME System 10/20/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 544 | 0
The state Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation has received a report on the workers’ comp qualified medical evaluator system. ...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: NASI Reports Workers' Comp as Percentage of Payroll 10/19/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
The National Academy of Social Insurance recently issued its 20th annual Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs report. The study provides estimates of workers&rs...Read More
 
 

Jordan: Another Michigan Spine Case 10/18/2017
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: MI | Segment: Top | 314 | 0
An opinion out of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan reported on Oct. 13 shows that the Michigan Spine and Brain Institute is at it again. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Failure Is Good 10/17/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 207 | 0
Had a great conversation with an old friend. He runs a mid-sized work comp insurer and is one of the most forward-looking executives in this industry. ...Read More
 
 

Mahjoubi: The Evolution of Liens 10/16/2017
By: David F. Mahjoubi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 826 | 1
When I started working in workers’ compensation I was a hearing representative traveling throughout the state to every board as a lien claimant. There were far fewer liens in Northern California. It was not uncommon to see just one or two liens associated with a claim. ...Read More
 
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