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Anders: Accurate Section 111 Reporting of ORM Vital to Avoiding Repayment Demands 07/27/2017
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 598 | 0
While the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) has faced some valid criticism over the past year and a half over its recovery efforts on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), not all problems start with the CRC. CRC’s recovery efforts are driven by the data ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Pot, Impairment and Car Crashes 07/26/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 542 | 0
I served on a panel at the Colorado workers' compensation conference this spring. It was a tremendous program in an ideal setting at the base of Pikes Peak. Believe it or not, the subject of marijuana came up (in Colorado -- who'd have thought?). Marijuana is a subject about whi...Read More
 
 
What's Up With 'Loss of Trade' in Settling/Reserving WC Claims? 07/25/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 440 | 0
We were asked by a reader about the concept of “loss of trade” and how to reserve/settle Illinois workers’ compensation claims using it. We wanted to provide a couple of thoughts. ...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: High Hazards, Gruesome Deaths: Farmworker Safety Programs Facing Cuts 07/24/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Farm work is dangerous work. Injuries and fatalities are gruesome: amputations, death by being caught in machinery or rolled over by tractors; drownings in manure pits; suffocation in grain bins. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Innovation in Workers' Comp Doesn't Exist 07/21/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 609 | 0
Real innovation in workers’ comp is rare, indeed — which is completely understandable, and unfortunate. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Another Look at Castellanos 07/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 455 | 0
A great deal has been said about Castellanos v. Next Door Co. in the last year. I have written about it on a few occasions, including ...Read More
 
 

LaFetra: State Supreme Court Abandons Limits on Tort Liability 07/19/2017
By: Deborah J. LaFetra
State: MN | Segment: Top | 601 | 0
Last week, in Montemayor v. Sebright Products Inc., a 4-3 majority of the Minnesota Supreme Court held that any “close” tort case must go to...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Could MLB's Approach to Saving Arms Cut Workplace Injuries? 07/18/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 524 | 0
Teams are strategically using an offseason change to Major League Baseball’s disabled list rules to prevent more significant injuries among pitchers. This has implications that the world of workers’ compensation could learn from. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: It's Not Just Opioids 07/17/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 795 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Yes, opioids are the biggest problem in workers’ compensation. Not just work comp medical, but in the entire work comp industry. ...Read More
 
 

Gavin: Which Arm of the Trial Would You Pick? 07/14/2017
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 543 | 0
For years, critics of opioid guidelines have argued that the absence of evidence on long-term efficacy of opioids wasn't a sufficient reason to declare such use "medically unnecessary." ...Read More
 
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