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Building a Workers' Comp Network? 08/28/2008
State: NA | Segment: | 480 | 0
By Joe PadudaIf you're looking to build a workers' comp network, you'll want to focus on WC specialists - occ med docs, orthos, neuros, physiatrists, primary care docs, and a smattering of other specialties - along with ancillary care providers.And you most defini...Read More
Business Interests Sure to Attack Benefit Bill 04/28/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 360 | 0
--By Julius YoungCalifornia State Sen. Don Perata is introducing another bill to increase compensation to workers who sustain permanent disabilities.As sure as the swallows return to San Capistrano, you can be sure that entrenched California business interests will issue pres...Read More
Business Briefs 02/28/2008
State: Natl. | Segment: | 313 | 0
Oregon deadline for WC rules comment 3/24 Salem, Or – Final comments on Oregon’s new Workers’ Compensation Insurance unit ...Read More
Breaking the Gridlock 07/28/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 3458 | 0
By Bob Briscoe and Bob Meyer On March 13, 2007, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer signed into law what most agree are the most significant reform measures to the New York Workers' Compensation Act in decades. After years of discussions, but continued inaction on the part of the legislature, th...Read More
Bring Back Voc Rehab 04/07/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 3022 | 0
By Allan Leno Q: Prison inmates frequently work for the California Department of Corrections (CDC). Inmates receive neither TD nor PD while in prison, but receive minimum TD and PD rates after their release from prison. An inmate is injured on Jan. 3, 2005. The injury is accepted. Th...Read More
Bits and Pieces of Workers' Comp 03/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 460 | 0
By Jake Jacobsmeyer Welcher Arguments Set The California Supreme Court has set the oral arguments in the Welcher/Lopez/Brodie consolidated cases for April 3, 2007 in Los Angeles at 9:00 am. The oral arguments will be at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building , 300 South...Read More
BPPVE Vouchers Set to Sunset 03/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 732 | 0
By Allan Leno I know injured workers with 2004 and later dates of injury can only use their vouchers at BPPVE (Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education) approved training facilities. It appears that funding for the Bureau will end July 1, 2007 (see "Sunset Letter" at ...Read More
Busted on Fairway Five 02/10/2007
State: CA | Segment: | 403 | 0
By Tom Reitze Our subject was out on a total disability claim, from a back injury. That disability claim was paying our subject enough money to maintain a rather high-level lifestyle, which included a late-model luxury car, country club membership, and a gated house in the hills. There wa...Read More
Billing Codes, Therapists and Fee Schedules 07/15/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 2608 | 0
Robert Physical Therapy, P.C. a/a/o David Cardoza, Ayodele Sunmola et al. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 2006 NY Slip Op 26240, Decided on June 21, 2006, (Civil Court, Kings County) (Bluth, j). (index no. 46885/05) These were three cases consolidated for trial on June 5, 2006. The i...Read More
Bar-Coding to Prove Service - a Case Study 04/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 1490 | 0
Editors Note: While the below discussion by NY attorney Larry Rogak is about proofs of service in no-fault auto claims, his discussion is relevant to documentation of service of claim denials in the workers compensation setting  we felt the discussion and Rogaks proposed solution of interest and...Read More
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