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Is an HCO Right for Your Organization? 03/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 940 | 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
State: CA | Segment: | 702 | 0
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: | 1599 | 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: | 6711 | 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: | 1253 | 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: | 485 | 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: | 1609 | 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
 
 
UNDERSTANDING & IMPLEMENTING AB 749 - III 02/15/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1725 | 0
This is the third 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 pub...Read More
 
 
Reasonable Fee? Support it with Proper Evidence 02/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 605 | 0
What is the proper standard for review of a lien filed by a surgical outpatient facility in a contested claim? The WCAB in a panel decision last year said that where standards exist for determining the reasonableness of fees, such as evidence of similar fees in the same geographical area as ...Read More
 
 
Prescription Benefit Management for Employers - 2 02/01/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 506 | 0
In our first article we reviewed what a prescription benefit manager (PBM) is and how it can save an employer money. This article, Part 2 of the two part series, will review how to sel...Read More
 
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