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Targeting Psychosocial Barriers to Reduce Delayed Recovery Cases 01/05/2016
By: Ruth Estrich
State: NA | Segment: Top | 463 | 0 | Popular with Employer
In recent years, the managed care industry has focused on pain management solutions to address delayed recovery cases. However, recent studies show that while pain is an obstacle to returning to meaningful work and life roles, it is not as significant a deterrent as many assume. In fact, ...Read More
 
 
The Comp Awakens! 12/31/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 846 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
I hope you have concluded your annual Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or “other” celebration. The year draws inexorably to a close. I reflect back this week on the year that was, a collection for all of us of ups, downs, and so much in between. This is my last post for 2015....Read More
 
 
The 2015 Top Ten Developments in Calif. Workers' Comp 12/30/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What were the most significant developments in California workers’ comp in 2015? Every so often California has a blockbuster year in workers’ comp where comp rises to the forefront of the news. This was not such a year. ...Read More
 
 
Three Claim Failures Your TPA Should Pay For 12/09/2015
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 480 | 0
It is time for third-party administrators to pay for their broken promises. Over years and decades, “TPA service” has coalesced into a data-algorithmic, process-efficient yet impact-deficient entity. National TPA providers are almost indistinguishable in their essence. Adjustin...Read More
 
 
The Right to Independent Discovery for Injured Workers 11/24/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
State: CA | Segment: Top | 742 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I have been contacted by a couple of respected copy service companies asking my thoughts about the injured worker’s “independent right to discovery.” I think the concept being inferred is that injured workers and their attorneys should have a right to any and all discovery they ...Read More
 
 
The Case for Physician Education in Light of Rising Death Rates 11/12/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 324 | 0
Two recent and related op-ed pieces in the New York Times lay out the logic I articulated in my last blog post on addiction and mental health. The two pieces, taken together, ...Read More
 
 
Texas Case Law Update 11/11/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 523 | 0
NEW! Pinkus v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., 05-14-00892-CV, (11/05/2015): A business traveler's car accident while on his way to have dinner with his son was not within the course and scope of his employment, a Texas appellate court ruled. NEW! Painter v. Amerimex D...Read More
 
 
The IMR Debate is Focusing on the Wrong Metric 11/04/2015
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 380 | 0
Now that California’s courts have ruled the independent medical-review process is constitutional, we can hope things will settle down, docs will start learning what is acceptable and what isn’t, and needless friction will decrease. Unfortunately that isn’t likely. I...Read More
 
 
Texas Case Law Update 10/19/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 595 | 0
NEW! Taylor v. Lubbock Regional MHMR, 07-13-00381-CV, (10/07/2015): A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured worker's failure to appeal a ruling excluding his exhibits from evidence was fatal to his appeal of an adverse grant of summary judgment since without the exhibits, there was...Read More
 
 
The Hunt for Premium Shirkers 10/12/2015
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 718 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation insurers lose a lot more money from policyholders who pay less than they should in premiums than from injured workers who received indemnity benefits they shouldn’t. There are no reliable overall figures, but it is noteworthy that Texas Mutual, the larg...Read More
 
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