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The worst Kind of "Whack-a-Mole" 04/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 743 | 0
I've heard the "whack-a-mole" analogy applied to nearly every facet of business. Frankly, it's a tired and worn out analogy. But it's also an image that paints a clear picture of a common issue and, thus, we can't seem to escape its constant use. We're always solving...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 04/23/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: Top | 692 | 0
NEW! Insurance Co. of the State of Pennsylvania v. Hughes, 10-12-00414-CV, (04/16/2015): A Texas appellate court rejected an insurance carrier's challenge to a jury's finding that a worker had given her employer timely notice of her occupational disease and that she was entitled to benefi...Read More
The aging Workforce; Standing Up for better Health 04/20/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 717 | 0 | Popular with Other
There's a funny thing about pain. You don't realize it's gone until it comes back. When it does, you get an 'oh yeah, I remember this,' feeling. Getting out of my car recently after an unusually long ride gave me such a moment of realization. After sitting for several ...Read More
The Fight Comes to my own Backyard 04/22/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 779 | 0
Fulton County, Georgia, has filed a lawsuit against several of the major drug distribution companies (McKesson, Cardinal, etc.) seeking damages related to the prescription drug abuse epidemic. I haven't read...Read More
The Bodam Decision – Timely Utilization Review 04/01/2015
By: David Chun
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1333 | 0
Since its inception, utilization review (UR) has become an essential tool in curbing runaway and unnecessary medical treatment. The Legislature strengthened the power of UR with the passing of SB 863 by taking disputes regarding UR decisions out of the hands of workers' compensation judges an...Read More
Terrorism Shows Holes in Workers’ Comp Benefits 03/30/2015
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 660 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Insurance Information Institute criticized ProPublica’s recent reportage on workers’ comp. It noted contributions by insurers in reducing the rate of injuries. But the III did not address the main point of ProPublica, which the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration al...Read More
The controversy over UDT 03/23/2015
By: Nancy Grover (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical treatment guidelines, such as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Work Loss Data Institute’s Official Disability Guidelines, recommend urine drug testing for injured workers prescribed opioids. And yet, studies show that few physicians actually pr...Read More
Texas Case Law Update 03/20/2015
By: WCC Staff
State: TX | Segment: Top | 571 | 0
NEW! Saiz v. Susser Holdings Corp., 04-14-00487-CV, (03/11/2015): A Texas appellate court upheld an arbitrator's decision that a worker's claims against her nonsubscribing employer were time-barred because she had failed to demand arbitration of them before the expiration of the statute o...Read More
Telecommuting or the Case of the slithery Critter 03/10/2015
By: Nancy Grover
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1020 | 0
A recent troubling experience led me to thoughts about telecommuting, workers’ comp and how employers can protect themselves against unnecessary claims. The short version of my sad tale is this: Living in Florida (sorry northeasterners!), brings with it concerns about critters &ndas...Read More
Two new major Reports on Workers' Comp 03/09/2015
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 579 | 0
In what can be nothing other than a coordinated move, both OSHA and ProPublica on March 4 released major reports targeting similar workers' comp issues. ProPublica's report was coproduced with National Public Radio. The Demolition of Workers' Comp ProP...Read More
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