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Attorneys Can Permit Paralegals to Appear at WCAB 02/11/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 191 | 0
Because the Labor Code provides that non-attorneys may represent injured workers before the WCAB, attorneys do violate any Rule of Professional Conduct in permitting a paralegal to appear at hearings so long as there is informed consent by the client. The State Bar of California...Read More
 
 
Placement Before Plans Inappropriate 02/07/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 163 | 0
Some VR counselors bill substantial amounts for placement activity before a plan is ever implemented. The practice results from failure to exercise case control or occasionally from a blatant attempt to maximize billing under the $4500 cap. It is sometimes appropriate to involve an injured wo...Read More
 
 
Dishonest Claim Reporting During a Downsizing 02/07/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 186 | 0
In our last article, we examined issues with employee psychology and external forces that can affect workplace safety when a company is downsizing. In short, remaining employees inherit new duties that they are unfamiliar with and sustain injuries because no one has shown them how to safely p...Read More
 
 
Dishonest Claim Reporting During a Downsizing 02/07/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 164 | 0
In our last article, we examined issues with employee psychology and external forces that can affect workplace safety when a company is downsizing. In short, remaining employees inherit new duties that they are unfamiliar with and sustain injuries because no one has shown them how to safely p...Read More
 
 
Radiology for Claims Persons - Part 1 02/04/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 201 | 0
Radiology is a broad diagnostic field that is generally associated with x-rays. However, the field of radiology is much more than just looking at fuzzy black and white negatives through a translucent projector mounted on a wall. Radiology is the branch of medicine dealing with radiation and radioact...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 1 02/02/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 176 | 0
One of the jobs of a claims examiner is ensuring that the injured worker gets appropriate medical treatment. As with most other aspects of claims management, the best approach is an active approach. In other words, don't monitor the medical, manage it! In this article we will review the basics. Fol...Read More
 
 
Claims As Marketing, Part 3 02/02/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 249 | 0
So what does time management mean to quality customer service? And is the problem really the angry customer? Rather, why is the customer (or claimant) angry in the first place? Our first article talked about claims as an extension of marketing. Our second article reviewed what happens when you force...Read More
 
 
Medical Management for Claims Examiners - Part 1 02/02/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 175 | 0
One of the jobs of a claims examiner is ensuring that the injured worker gets appropriate medical treatment. As with most other aspects of claims management, the best approach is an active approach. In other words, don't monitor the medical, manage it! In this article we will review the basics. Fol...Read More
 
 
Balance The Claims File - Part 1 01/31/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 194 | 0
Balancing the claim file ...Read More
 
 
Balance The Claims File - Part 1 01/31/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 166 | 0
Balancing the claim file - seems like an onerous task, but once the skills are mastered, this "act" will not only improve your claims management statistics, but also improve results on your claims making the ultimate bosses, the employer and the injured worker, happier. In this article we will exp...Read More
 
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