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A Challenge to the Math on Settling Rehab 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 411 | 0
The Legislative intent in allowing settlement of prospective rights to vocational rehabilitation was, in part, to save money for employers. As we approach the point where settlement of VR for 2003 cases becomes possible, it is appropriate to assess whether this practice would actually result in cos...Read More
 
 
Exploring the Causal Relation of Work to Fibromyalgia 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1637 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Matthew Duncan, M.D. Internal Medicine & Rheumatology Causation Aside from arthritic conditions, one of the most frequent inquiries of a Rheumatologist is the analysis of any causal connection of fibromyalgia in work related injuries...Read More
 
 
How to Reduce Costs with a Return to Work Program 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 478 | 0
This is the first in a two-part series reviewing the elements for implementing a successful return to work (RTW) program.The 2002 Workers' Compensation Reform Act AB 749 mandated that beginning 7-2004 that the Administrative Director will establish a Return to Work Program in order to...Read More
 
 
Exploring the Causal Relation of Work to Fibromyalgia 09/14/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 1671 | 0
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Matthew Duncan, M.D. Internal Medicine & Rheumatology Causation Aside from arthritic conditions, one of the most frequent inquiries of a Rheumatologist is the analysis of any causal connection of fibromyalgia in work related injuries...Read More
 
 
Common Adjusting Mistakes, Part 1: Adjust TTD 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 595 | 0
While workers' compensation claims handling is a complex event, requiring broad knowledge of medical issues, legal issues, and financial issues, there seem to be certain specific issues that repeatedly trip up even seasoned adjusters. This is the first article in a series of five articles that will ...Read More
 
 
Why a Medicare Fee Schedule Won't Work in CA 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 702 | 0
The California Medial Association has published a position paper on the Official Medical Fee Schedule, the revision of it and tying the schedule to the Medicare schedule, as proposed by Senator Richard Alarcon (D, SF Valley). With California (and other state) health practitioners under fire from all...Read More
 
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Explained 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 533 | 0
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Eugene Baciocco, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is, perhaps, one of the most common repetitive stress injuries in the industrial arena. While the increased incidence of CTS over the past ten years seems to have paralleled the increased ...Read More
 
 
Legislative Update - Rehab 'On the Table' 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 532 | 0
The Legislature has appointed a Conference Committee to address the workers compensation crisis; the Committee is composed of three Senators and three Assemblymen (four Democrats and two Republicans). The Committee is charged with developing a bill for review and (presumably) approval by the full L...Read More
 
 
7 Ways Claims Management Reduces Your Costs 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 342 | 0
Employers can control and reduce their workers' compensation annual direct costs by 25 to 50 percent by utilizing an effective case management system. The system directs injured workers toward approved medical care, at the inception of the claim. This type of program merits consideration based on ...Read More
 
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Explained 08/30/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 512 | 0
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Eugene Baciocco, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is, perhaps, one of the most common repetitive stress injuries in the industrial arena. While the increased incidence of CTS over the past ten years seems to have paralleled the increased ...Read More
 
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