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Workers' Compensation News

 
Looking to Alternative Sources When Denied Benefits 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 681 | 0
A recurring theme in the injured worker sections of workcompcentral is that the injured worker is ultimately responsible for him or her self. An example of this truism can be found on almost a daily basis in the workcompcentral I...Read More
 
 
HIPAA and Work Comp, Physicians Beware 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 758 | 0
Specifically excluded from the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is information required for the processing of workers' compensation claims, so long as the state in question has laws in place permitting the disclosure of such information.Many state...Read More
 
 
Common Adjusting Mistakes, Part 2: LC 4050 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1593 | 0
This is the second in a series on common mistakes made by claims examiners in the workers' compensation field. Our last article reviewed failure to adjust the TTD level after two years...Read More
 
 
A Challenge to the Math on Settling Rehab 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 801 | 0
The Legislative intent in allowing settlement of prospective rights to vocational rehabilitation was, in part, to save money for employers. As we approach the point where settlement of VR for 2003 cases becomes possible, it is appropriate to assess whether this practice would actually result in cos...Read More
 
 
Exploring the Causal Relation of Work to Fibromyalgia 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 2116 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Matthew Duncan, M.D. Internal Medicine & Rheumatology Causation Aside from arthritic conditions, one of the most frequent inquiries of a Rheumatologist is the analysis of any causal connection of fibromyalgia in work related injuries...Read More
 
 
How to Reduce Costs with a Return to Work Program 09/14/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 873 | 0
This is the first in a two-part series reviewing the elements for implementing a successful return to work (RTW) program.The 2002 Workers' Compensation Reform Act AB 749 mandated that beginning 7-2004 that the Administrative Director will establish a Return to Work Program in order to...Read More
 
 
Exploring the Causal Relation of Work to Fibromyalgia 09/14/2003
State: FL | Segment: | 2464 | 0
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Matthew Duncan, M.D. Internal Medicine & Rheumatology Causation Aside from arthritic conditions, one of the most frequent inquiries of a Rheumatologist is the analysis of any causal connection of fibromyalgia in work related injuries...Read More
 
 
Common Adjusting Mistakes, Part 1: Adjust TTD 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1120 | 0
While workers' compensation claims handling is a complex event, requiring broad knowledge of medical issues, legal issues, and financial issues, there seem to be certain specific issues that repeatedly trip up even seasoned adjusters. This is the first article in a series of five articles that will ...Read More
 
 
Why a Medicare Fee Schedule Won't Work in CA 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 1081 | 0
The California Medial Association has published a position paper on the Official Medical Fee Schedule, the revision of it and tying the schedule to the Medicare schedule, as proposed by Senator Richard Alarcon (D, SF Valley). With California (and other state) health practitioners under fire from all...Read More
 
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Explained 08/30/2003
State: CA | Segment: | 930 | 0
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Eugene Baciocco, M.D. Orthopedic Surgery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is, perhaps, one of the most common repetitive stress injuries in the industrial arena. While the increased incidence of CTS over the past ten years seems to have paralleled the increased ...Read More
 
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