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Workers' Compensation News

 

Varney: Material Cause Standard Applies in Combined Condition Claim 11/25/2019
Source: Karen S. Varney
State: OR | Segment: Top | 175 | 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 | 242 | 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 | 233 | 0
Having workers’ compensation online access creates $85,000 subrogation claims missed earlier by the insured. How did this occur?  ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: WC Rates Are Still Too High — and Will Continue to Drop 11/20/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 177 | 0
I’m going to convince you that despite years of continued decreases, work comp premiums are still too high. And will likely remain too high for the next few years. ...Read More
 
 

Torrey: New Labor History by Greenhouse is Tour de Force 11/19/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 243 | 0
Journalist Steven Greenhouse’s new book is a tour de force history of the labor movement, particularly as it has unfolded since the New Deal. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: Requirements of New Supplemental Benefits Law for Dependents of Public Safety Workers 11/18/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 180 | 0
Effective June 17, 2019, N.J.S.A 34:15-95.6 became law in New Jersey. This law applies to dependents of public safety workers, who are defined as officers of a paid, partially paid or volunteer fire or police department, force, company or district, including the State Police or a first ...Read More
 
 

Lakshmikanthan: Automation Makes Time for Scalable Compassion 11/15/2019
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
The modern workers’ compensation system was devised to provide a guarantee of care and medical treatment to injured workers from their employers. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids and Work Comp Premiums 11/14/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 285 | 0
Two seemingly unrelated papers hit the inbox yesterday: the California Workers’ Compensation Institute's just-completed analysis of opioid usage in California, and the National Council on Compensation Insurance's report on 2019 workers’ comp financials. ...Read More
 
 

Snyder: Mediation Opening Statements 11/13/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 480 | 0
Times have changed. Teddy Snyder ...Read More
 
 

Anders: CMS Releases Version 3.0 of WCMSA Reference Guide 11/12/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 245 | 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
 
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