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Workers' Compensation News


Anders: CMS Releases Version 3.0 of WCMSA Reference Guide 11/12/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 273 | 0
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released Version 3.0 of its WCMSA Reference Guide, what we informally call the “MSA bible.” The reference guide provides most CMS policy and procedures relating to its review of workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside...Read More

Geaney: Company's 'Fun Day' Was Not a Work Event 11/11/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 189 | 0
Any decision from the Appellate Division on recreational or social activities is welcome precisely because there have been so few decisions since the 1979 Amendments. The case of ...Read More

Langham: Intent to Injure 11/08/2019
By: David Langham
State: NY | Segment: Top | 270 | 0
On Sept. 5, 2019, the New York Appellate Court decided Delacruz v. Village of Freeport. The appeal was from a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board (an administrative appellate review body simil...Read More

Moore: 24-Hour Workers' Comp and Health Insurance Policy Fades Away 11/07/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 242 | 0
In 2006, the buzzword (flavor) of the year pointed out that a 24-hour workers' comp and health insurance policy answered the round-the-clock coverage concerns.   ...Read More

Geaney: Counsel's Failure to Comply With Rules Leads to Order for Petitioner 11/06/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 170 | 0
Motions for medical and temporary disability benefits are urgent matters that are treated as such by judges of compensation. Because injured workers are not receiving benefits, motions for medical and temporary disability benefits require all parties to work swiftly to prepare for court hear...Read More

Grinberg: AB 749 and 'No Rehire' Provisions 11/05/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 757 | 0
Here’s something you may or may not have heard of, but that I’ve been getting several inquiries about: Assembly Bill 749.  ...Read More

Paduda: What's in the Inbox? 11/04/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 344 | 0
The inbox has been stuffed with important new research and news. Here’s what most interested me. ...Read More

Uribarri: What's Left After Total Knee Replacement? QME Clarifies: Almost Everything 11/01/2019
By: Zane P. Uribarri
State: CA | Segment: Top | 490 | 0
Have you ever considered just what the phrase “total knee replacement” means? It seems so self-explanatory that any answer must be, “Well, it means the whole knee has been replaced.” ...Read More

Bobik: Insurtechs Racing for the Workers' Comp Cup 10/31/2019
Source: John Bobik
State: NA | Segment: Top | 346 | 0
The thoroughbred horse Spring Racing Carnival is in full swing in the state of Victoria, Australia, culminating in the running of the Melbourne Cup, “the race that stops a nation.” ...Read More

Castillo: The Scary Truth 10/29/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 350 | 0
The growth in the American workforce is being driven by older women, bringing to light new aspects of worker safety and care that must be addressed. ...Read More
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