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Geaney: Preventive Actions Do Not Trigger Temporary Disability Benefits 04/07/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NA | Segment: Top | 542 | 0
Let me begin with a correction to a prior blog.  ...Read More

Smith: Working Closer, Stronger, Better 04/06/2020
By: Matthew J. Smith
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1424 | 0
The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted vast damage across our nation and the globe. Especially heartbreaking is the large loss of human life. ...Read More

Moore: Workers' Comp Medical Network Penetration Increases Utilization Costs 04/03/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 318 | 0
A recent National Council on Compensation Insurance study indicates that a higher workers' comp medical network penetration rate results in a higher rate of utilizat...Read More

Goldstein: Will Expansion of Telehealth Lead to More Conditional Payments? 04/02/2020
Source: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 272 | 0
In 2019, Medicare started covering some virtual care services. The services included brief communications and Virtual Check-Ins (short patient-initiated communications with a health care practitioner) along with e-visits (non-face-to-face patient-initiated communications through an online patient...Read More

Friedman: Strategies for Defense of Post-Layoff CT Claims in the Coronavirus Era 04/01/2020
By: Heywood G. Friedman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 757 | 0
It is an anticipated, unfortunate consequence of the COVID-19 health crisis that many employers in California will soon lay off a significant quantity of their workforce. Layoffs in the range of 80% are estimated in the retail, hospitality and construction fields. ...Read More

Luna: Coping With COVID-19 03/31/2020
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 979 | 0
It’s been 60 days since the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.” Since then, media coverage and general societal discussion have ...Read More

Weinmann: Coronavirus vs. QMEs 03/30/2020
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 606 | 0
Our office, designated to do a panel qualified medical evaluation, ran into a plethora of unexpected complications on a recent case. ...Read More

Young: Video Evals During the Coronavirus Emergency 03/27/2020
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 487 | 0
Qualified medical evaluations are part of the essential plumbing of the California workers’ comp system. If that plumbing gets too backed up, we have a major mess on our hands. ...Read More

Grinberg: LAPD Officer's Fraud Taints Convictions 03/26/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 835 | 0
I’ve got a bittersweet item to report. A former Los Angeles Police Department officer, Michael Simon, of Redondo Beach, pleaded no contest to grand theft and insurance fraud.  ...Read More

Duff: Reporting to Work During Pandemic as Special Mission 03/25/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 269 | 0
I have great concern that the end of the pandemic will be rife with confusing politics. No sitting president wants a paralyzed economy leading into the election for a second term. ...Read More
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