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Back Office Marketing - Issuing The Medical Report 06/09/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 361 | 0
An obvious back office marketing tip for the medical practioner: making sure that you deliver what is promised to the customer. A big part of that is timing.Notice that I said "timing" as opposed to "speed" - timing is the critical aspect of delivering the medical report. Your customer's exp...Read More
Subrogation for the Claims Examiner - Part 1 06/09/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 377 | 0
First, let's review the overriding purpose of subrogation - money. Keep in mind throughout this discussion that subrogation must, above all else, make economic sense. There is no justice in subrogation - it's all about the recovery. If the expense of obtaining a recovery exceeds the actual recovery,...Read More
VAX-D Part 1 - How it Works 06/08/2002
State: FL | Segment: | 455 | 0
Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D) is a non-invasive treatment that produces a distraction force sufficient to decompress discs in the lumbar spine and is applied exclusively to the lumbar spine. A multi-step screening process is completed on every prospective patient before initiation of...Read More
Subrogation - I Want My Money Back 05/29/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 428 | 0
Outline of presentation by attorney Michael J. Skala, Jr. of Sacramento, given to the California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys Association at their annual conference 5/30/02 at Lake Tahoe, CA.Click here to download a copy...Read More
Alternatives to Spinal Surgery Part 2: Epidurals 05/25/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 434 | 0
Spinal injections are not new and have been documented to treat low back pain since 1901. In 1952 epidural steroid injections were first used to treat low back pain with sciatica. Today they have become an integral part of non-surgical management of low back pain sufferers. An epidural...Read More
Back Office Marketing - The Medical Report 05/25/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 489 | 0
In our last article we discussed the importance of the second aspect of medical practice (or any profession for that matter) marketing ...Read More
FMLA Does Not Protect Poor Performance 05/25/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 690 | 0
In February of this year the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued an opinion that has narrowed the protection afforded to employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In McBride v. Citgo Petroleum Corp, 281 F.3d 1099 (10th Cir. 2002), the court held that the FMLA ...Read More
Disease Management and Work Comp - Part 1 05/25/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 365 | 0
Risk managers at the recent RIMS conference in New Orleans this year were warned about increasing issues with disease related work workers' compensation claims at medical and health care facilities. In particular, safety programs should include attention to dirty diapers and people who cough because...Read More
Calculating Approtionment 05/25/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 233 | 0
Once the physician has established proper apportionment under L.C. ...Read More
Economic Pressures and VR Benefits 05/25/2002
State: CA | Segment: | 143 | 0
Historically, the number of claims tends to increase as the economy worsens and people lose their jobs due to lay-offs or plant closings: increased demand for VR benefits and services usually follow. The reason is simple economics ...Read More
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