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CLAMP Down on Costs - 5 Cost Reduction Strategies 04/11/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1583 | 0
There are a number of effective ways to reduce your workers' compensation costs; but employers will gain the greatest results by focusing on those strategies that will lead to the greatest returns. I use the acronym CLAMP to describe the top five strategies employers can use to have a significant im...Read More
 
 
CLAMP Down on Costs - 5 Cost Reduction Strategies 04/11/2004
State: FL | Segment: | 1443 | 0
There are a number of effective ways to reduce your workers' compensation costs; but employers will gain the greatest results by focusing on those strategies that will lead to the greatest returns. I use the acronym CLAMP to describe the top five strategies employers can use to have a significant im...Read More
 
 
How to Find a Work Comp Attorney For Your Claim 03/28/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1000 | 0
After the difficult decision is made to get an attorney to assist with your workers' compensation claim, the next most difficult decision is who to hire. Just how does someone shop for an attorney to represent them in a workers' compensation proceeding? One way, in California, is to check w...Read More
 
 
Requests for Diagnostic Authorization and LC 4610 03/28/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1382 | 0
The following question on need for pre-authorization for diagnostic studies was recently posted in the workcompcentral.com Professional Forum in the Medical section. The editors felt the topic and user responses would be of b...Read More
 
 
New PTP Following P&S Status Requires Carrier Diligence 03/28/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 2789 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Management of future medical issues is always a difficult situation for the carrier, especially if the injured worker changes Primary Treating Physicians (PTP) along the way, and in particular after the first PTP makes a declaration that the injured worker is permanent and stationary. Several factor...Read More
 
 
Parking Lot Cases Teach Us to Go Back to Basics 03/28/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 2271 | 0
"Parking lot" cases, such as the recent decision by the Fourth Appellate District of California in Sharp Coronado Hospital vs. WCAB (D042518, 03/22/04)(not certified for publication), are classic tests of the basic legal doctrine in workers' compensation, that the injury "arise out of and in the cou...Read More
 
 
Rebutting Treatment Guidelines: Be Specific, Scientific 03/14/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Last year's workers' compensation reform statutes, effective 1/1/04, dictate the use of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Occupational Medical Practice Guidelines (ACOEM Guidelines) until at least 12/01/04, when the administrative director is supposed to have adopted a ...Read More
 
 
Independent Contractors - A Review of Determinative Factors 03/14/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 782 | 0
Who is an independent contractor, and how do you tell? The question is increasingly a critical focus for claims examiners as the "new economy" finds many people working from home, for different employers, performing varied tasks. Add to these changes in the way work is done the fact that the distinc...Read More
 
 
The Pebworth Lesson - Beyond Settlement of Rehab 03/14/2004
State: CA | Segment: | 1425 | 0
Pebworth vs. WCAB not only teaches us that settlement of vocational rehabilitation benefits is available to injuries earlier than 1/1/03, but the seven page decision also provides an important legal lesson on the interpretation of statutory law in determining whether it is procedural or substantive....Read More
 
 
Zero Culture Begins at the Top: Part 3 03/14/2004
State: FL | Segment: | 1051 | 0
Zero Culture Begins at the Top: Part 3 "Bottom-Line Benefits of Zero Culture" By Brent Heurter Part 3 of a 3-part series In Part 1 of this series, we introduced the concept of Zero Culture: a revolutionary mindset in which the top executive takes control of wo...Read More
 
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