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UNDERSTANDING & IMPLEMENTING AB 749 - V 03/15/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1088 | 0
This is the fifth in a six part series on the new California laws by attorney Richard Jacobsmeyer. The first part (Temporary Disability Benefits) of this 6 part article series was publ...Read More
 
 
Four Stages of PT - Part 2 03/04/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 624 | 0
By Steven Danchik, MA, RPTThe first article of this series reviewed Pain Control and Initiation of Movement. In this article we will review the last of the Four Stages of Physical Therapy. STAGE III: Rest...Read More
 
 
How to Value Your Work Comp Case - Part 1 03/03/2003
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What's my case worth? When all is said and done, the bottom line for most people is the answer to this question - the system is, after all, "workers' compensation. Unfortunately, this question is much easier to ask than it is to answer, as there are many issues that have a bearing on a case v...Read More
 
 
Is an HCO Right for Your Organization? 03/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 901 | 0
The California legislature, with AB 749, changed the laws regarding Health Care Organizations (HCOs), among numerous other things, for the stated purpose to make this alternative more accessible to more employers, in an attempt to reel in medical care costs as an offset to the benefit increases that...Read More
 
 
QIW Finding Not Required to Settle Rehab 03/01/2003
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Is a represented injured employee eligible for a VR settlement if s/he has not been determined a QIW? The short answer, according to the DWC, is "Yes." Administrative Director Dick Gannon has stated publicly that L.C. section ...Read More
 
 
Fundamentals of Work Comp Law - Part 3 03/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1482 | 0
The following article is the third in a series for attorneys and other professionals just getting started in workers' compensation. The first article reviewed the history of workers ...Read More
 
 
UNDERSTANDING & IMPLEMENTING AB 749 - IV 03/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 6294 | 0
This is the fourth in a six part series on the new California laws by attorney Richard Jacobsmeyer. The first part (Temporary Disability Benefits) of this 6 part article series was pu...Read More
 
 
HIPAA, Work Comp & Common Sense 02/15/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1195 | 0
When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, became law, most of the public and professional attention was centered on the act's privacy provisions, perhaps because of the serious consequences for violation of those rules (penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $250,000...Read More
 
 
Facilitating a Return to Work 02/15/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 450 | 0
Getting an injured worker back to work in a modified or alternative position often seems unnecessarily difficult. Arranging a return to work should be a simple, straight-forward process - (1) obtain work restrictions for the QIW employee, (2) determine if the employer has modified or alternative wo...Read More
 
 
Fundamentals of Work Comp Law - Part 2 02/15/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The following article is the second in a series for attorneys and other professionals just getting started in workers' compensation. The first article reviewed the history of workers ...Read More
 
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