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Workers' Compensation News


 

Goldstein: How Medicare's Interests Should Be Considered in Certain Settlements 05/09/2018
Source: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NE | Segment: Top | 171 | 0
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, through various memorandums and guides, has clearly stated that “[w]hile there are no statutory or regulatory provisions requiring that a (workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside) proposal be submitted to CMS for review, submission of...Read More
 
 

Luna: Workers' Comp Needs Quality Measures for Clinical Practice Guidelines 04/27/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 589 | 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced it will no longer fund its National Guideline Clearinghouse. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Court Says Rx OK Even if Not FDA-Approved 05/08/2018
By: James Moore
State: NC | Segment: Top | 208 | 0
A North Carolina Appeals Court rendered a very interesting decision earlier this month that was a shocker. I am not saying whether or not I agree with the decision. Those kinds of decisions are best left to the courts.   ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: This Can't Go On Forever, Right? 05/07/2018
Source: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 143 | 0
"The ratio of wages to the cost of living is what the economist calls real wages; the desirability of having real wages as high as possible, consistent with high employment, is a social objective. Rises in real wages do for the most part come about in fact as a consequence of rises in pr...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The Effect of X-Mods on Comp Insurance Premiums 05/04/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 236 | 0
It is said that good judgment comes with experience, but experience comes from bad judgment. ...Read More
 
 

De Silva: Why Workplace Safety Auditors Don't Work 05/03/2018
By: Lakshan De Silva
State: NA | Segment: Top | 145 | 0
For decades, workplace safety has been about reactively auditing the work environment to pass a “tick box” exercise. This has not only led to high and sometimes fatal costs to businesses, but also higher expenses, more losses and a general inability to improve safety. ...Read More
 
 

Young: More on Tesla 05/02/2018
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 372 | 0
Journalists at the Center for Investigative Reporting have recently published an analysis of alleged widespread safety issues at the Fremont plant where Tesla ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: State Fund Is Solving Opioids 05/01/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 337 | 0
I’ve lauded the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp for its great successes reducing opioid usage. But, I’ve heard from many stakeholders that Ohio’s got a unique advantage. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Different Shift/Duties but Same Commute Route = Special Mission 04/30/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 350 | 0
The going and coming rule pops up with some regularity in the workers’ comp world. Monday mornings, in particular, are a very dangerous time to be confronted with the going and coming rule, as workers injured over the weekend seeking to pin the bills and the lost time on an employ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: AB 3087 Is a Step Backwards 04/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1114 | 0
If Assembly Bill 3087 becomes law, California will be obliged to appoint a commission to set prices and ration care. Access to care will become increasingly unavailable as costs are shifted to out-of-pocket expense. How's that for a step backwards? ...Read More
 
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