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Workers' Compensation News


Holden: Attorney Evaluation Remains Privileged 12/06/2019
By: Joshua G. Holden
State: AL | Segment: Top | 73 | 0
On Nov. 27, the Alabama Supreme Court released its opinion in Ex parte Dow Corning Alabama Inc., et al. In this case an employee was injured while working for Alabama Electric Co...Read More

Paduda: Who Are Those Guys? 12/05/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0
That’s the question many have asked when told a handful of California physicians file most of the utilization review and independent medical review requests.  ...Read More

Castillo: Struggling to Keep Up 12/04/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 159 | 0
As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, it's important to remember to exercise kindness — and, more importantly, patience — with the retail workers helping you track down that perfect gift. ...Read More

Paduda: Time for an Effective Workers' Comp Opioid Solution 12/03/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: LA | Segment: Top | 210 | 0
Monday's WorkCompCentral arrived with William Rabb’s report on the use of opioids by workers’ comp patients in Louisiana. ...Read More

Larres and Kamin: 3rd DCA Finds Applicable Interpreter Fee Schedule, Dismisses Liens 12/02/2019
By: Louis A. Larres and John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 214 | 0
California’s current rules and regulations already contain an interpreter fee schedule, and interpreters who fail to request a second review of carriers’ explanations of review risk dismissal, according to a new published decision from the 3rd District Court of Appeal in a case litiga...Read More

Torrey: The Misclassification Debate Surrounding Platform-Based Gig Workers 11/27/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 414 | 0
In "Gig-Dependence: Finding the Real Independent Contractors of Platform Work," Keith Cunningham-Parmeter argues that the traditional common law right of control test is inappropriate and unwo...Read More

Paduda: What's Up With Paradigm? 11/26/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
Paradigm is evolving rapidly, and none too soon. A data-driven firm known for taking risk on catastrophic claims, Paradigm has strengthened its behavioral health offerings and added case management, specialty and network services, all intended to make the company one...Read More

Varney: Material Cause Standard Applies in Combined Condition Claim 11/25/2019
Source: Karen S. Varney
State: OR | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
On remand from the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board recently found that although a combined condition had been accepted and a current combined condition denial, the material cause standard applied for determining compensability of a diagnostic MRI. ...Read More

Langham: Historical OJCC Stats 2019 11/22/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 194 | 0
The Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims produces an annual report each November. It is as comprehensive and inclusive as any I have seen in the world of workers' compensation. They are available on the website...Read More

Moore: Workers' Compensation Online Access 11/21/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 156 | 0
Having workers’ compensation online access creates $85,000 subrogation claims missed earlier by the insured. How did this occur?  ...Read More
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