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Goldstein: When Does the Conditional Payment Clock Run Out? 10/15/2018
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 19 | 0
In MSPA Claims 1 v. Kingsway Amigo Ins. Co., the 11th Circuit addressed the appropriate application of the statute of limitations under the Medicare Secondar...Read More

Paduda: Chronic Opioids Can Be Solved 10/12/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 112 | 0
That’s the key lesson from Oct. 3's session on dealing with legacy opioid claims at International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions' 104th convention in Virginia. ...Read More
Lynch: Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Back Injuries: 'Twas Ever Thus 10/11/2018
Source: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 85 | 0
Lynch Ryan’s very first client was a Massachusetts community hospital where the experience modification factor was 2.77, primarily due to nursing and nursing assistant back injuries. The year was 1984, 86 years after Mrs. Robb’s ...Read More

Mahjoubi: Legislation Combats Fraud and Abuse in Lien Practices 10/10/2018
By: David F. Mahjoubi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
The California Legislature has taken additional steps to combat fraud and abuses in lien practices not resolved by SB 863. ...Read More

Grinberg: Fearmongering Abounds for Rare Side Effects of Chiropractic Care 10/09/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 99 | 0
It is no secret in the workers’ compensation community that defendants generally dislike and disapprove of chiropractors, whether as primary treating physicians or as qualified medical evaluators. ...Read More

Duff: Question of Employee Misclassification Is for Arbitrators 10/08/2018
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: CA | Segment: Top | 321 | 0
Months ago, I asked whether arbitrators would decide the scope of the gig economy. ...Read More

Jacobsmeyer: Appellate Court Rejects PTD 'In Accordance With the Fact' 10/05/2018
By: Jake Jacobsmeyer
State: CA | Segment: Top | 264 | 0
The 3rd District Court of Appeal has issued a stunning decision rejecting the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's reliance on an award by a judge of permanent total disability based on Labor Code 4662(b)’s language of disability "in accordance with the fact.” ...Read More

Truong: Insight Into the Severe Violator Enforcement Program 10/04/2018
Source: Jennifer L. Truong
State: WA | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
For Washington state employers who have demonstrated indifference to their Washington Industrial and Safety and Health Act obligations, the Department of Labor and Industries' Division of Occupational Safety and Health may add your company to Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which can res...Read More

Fein: Let's Open Our Eyes to Work Safety Issues 10/03/2018
Source: Lewis Fein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 133 | 0
Beware of those who seek to revise history by erasing or rewriting it altogether. ...Read More

Moore: What Is a Guaranteed Cost Program in Workers' Compensation? 10/02/2018
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 120 | 0
What is a guaranteed cost program? Is that the type of policy I have in place now?  ...Read More
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