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Weinmann: A New Hope for TBI Care 05/05/2016
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In a fit of anti-legislative pique last year, Gov. Brown vetoed legislation that had handily sailed though both houses of the Legislature. The intent of that legislation was to preserve neuropsych QMEs. One of the arguments in favor of so doing was that this group of experts was especia...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: Maintenance of Certification Sneaks in Little by Little 04/29/2016
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We've just seen how maintenance of certification stealth worked in Kentucky, where an attempt to require MOC for licensure may have been nipped in the bud.  ...Read More
 
 

Walls: How Should Workers' Compensation Evolve? 04/22/2016
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Workers’ compensation has been around for more than 100 years. It was developed as a grand bargain between labor and employers to ensure that injured workers received appropriate medical care and wage-loss benefits while employers received protections against tort lawsuits arising from work...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Court Of Appeals Neuters Workers' Comp Subrogation Statute 04/15/2016
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Ignorance of the law is no excuse — unless you’re the Nebraska Court of Appeals. ...Read More
 
 
Work Comp Coverage in One State May Now Mean Automatic Coverage in Other States 04/05/2016
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 324 | 0
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled an insurance carrier for an Indiana-based ambulance company was insured for a worker's claim arising from a motor vehicle accident in Illinois. ...Read More
 
 
Wilcox: Triangle Factory Fire a Reminder of Need for a Just Work Comp System 03/25/2016
By: Art Wilcox
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It is extremely ironic that the negotiation of the New York State budget is taking place in late March and that weaved into the process is an attempt to further complicate the New York state workers' compensation cystem for injured workers. The reason for the irony is that March 25 marks the ...Read More
 
 
Wickert: Mass. Supreme Court Ignores Wording of Work Comp Subrogation Statute, Intent of Legislature 03/10/2016
By: Gary Wickert
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Since 1939, § 15 has provided that a workers’ compensation carrier receives first priority recovery from a third-party settlement or judgment. In particular, it provides that “the sum recovered” in the third-party action (also defined as the “gross sum received in pay...Read More
 
 
Weinmann: Trigeminal Neuralgia -- One Helluva Headache! 03/09/2016
By: Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 310 | 0
President Obama made this ringing declaration when he was promoting the Affordable Care Act: "I will ensure that no government bureaucrat gets between you and the care that you need."  Now comes Trigeminal Neuralgia, known in medical neurological parlance as a particul...Read More
 
 
WILG Applauds Rousmaniere's 'The Uncompensated Worker' Report 01/29/2016
By: Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group
State: NA | Segment: Top | 426 | 0
Peter Rousmaniere published a special report for WorkCompCentral on January 28, 2016 entitled “The Uncompensated Worker: The Financial Impact of Workers’ Comp on Injured Workers and...Read More
 
 
WHY? 01/20/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 156 | 0
On Jan. 7, 2016 the WCIRB unveiled a report analyzing changes in indemnity claim frequency (see link below). The report will continue to stoke the fires of those who are concerned about cumulative trauma claims in California. Of course, the classic cumulative trauma claim would be that of...Read More
 
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