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Injured Workers - Back Injury Study Underway 08/12/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 249 | 0
If you have a recent, work-related back injury you may be eligible to participate in an innovative patient education project on the internet, coordinated by the Stanford Center on Patient Education and Research. More information can be found ...Read More
 
 
New Regulation 10124.1 08/12/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 228 | 0
Effective 6/29/01 is new Regulation section 10124.1. This new section concerns vocational feasability determinations made by Qualified Rehabilitation Representatives. The Rehabilitation Unit Administrative Guidelines were amended 8/16/01 to add section 08-30-03 in order to implement this new R...Read More
 
 
Recognizing Questionable Medical Billing Practices 07/25/2001
By: Beverly A. Hartin
State: CA | Segment: | 233 | 0
By: Beverly A. Hartin, President and CEO, Lien On Me, Inc./LOM Medical Bill Review Anyone who has ever reviewed a medical bill for payment in the workers...Read More
 
 
Recognizing Questionable Medical Billing Practices 07/25/2001
By: Beverly A. Hartin
State: FL | Segment: | 410 | 0
By: Beverly A. Hartin, President and CEO, Lien On Me, Inc./LOM Medical Bill Review Anyone who has ever reviewed a medical bill for payment in the workers' compensation arena has, at some time, questioned with disbelief the charges on the page. The next thought usually is "Is this fr...Read More
 
 
Who Really Pays For Work-Related Injuries? 07/20/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 255 | 0
The expense to the U.S. of work-related injuries and diseases is estimated to be $155 billion, as high as the cost of cancer, a study recently found. [fn 1]. This figure accounts for both direct and indirect costs. Who is bearing these costs? Who should bear these costs? In recent years, co...Read More
 
 
Who Really Pays For Work Injuries? The Medicare Debate 07/20/2001
State: FL | Segment: | 308 | 0
The expense to the U.S. of work-related injuries and diseases is estimated to be $155 billion, as high as the cost of cancer, a study recently found. [fn 1]. This figure accounts for both direct and indirect costs. Who is bearing these costs? Who should bear these costs? In recent year...Read More
 
 
Disciplined QME List Here 07/11/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 333 | 0
The following link will take you to the IMC's list of disciplined Qualified Medical Examiners. The list provides name, license number, and disciplinary action in effect. Go to http://www.dir.ca.gov/IMC/discipline.html....Read More
 
 
IDENTIFY HIDDEN USL&H ACT EXPOSURES 07/10/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 359 | 0
From International Risk Management InstituteDo you have a workers compensation exposure under the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation (USL&H) Act? You might be surprised to know that recent court decisions have found that a truck driver, bulldozer operator, and security guard qualif...Read More
 
 
Cal OSHA Appels Handbook Available 05/29/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 514 | 0
The Occupational Safety & Health Appeals Board has issued a newly revised Appeal Information booklet and Appeal form to help employers who receive citations alleging health and safety violations of Title 8, California Code of Regulations, and the California Labor Code. The 2001 Appeal Informat...Read More
 
 
Tips to Curtail Teen Worker Injuries and Claims 05/24/2001
State: CA | Segment: | 235 | 0
As the school year comes to an end and temperatures begin to rise, so too will the number of workplace-related accidents and deaths involving teenage workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 2 million teenagers will enter the workplace this summer. Tragically, each year some...Read More
 
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