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Gavin: The Biopsychosocial Model: Challenges in Application 06/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 368 | 0
Hardly a day, a conference, a meeting or a case goes by without a serious discussion about the need for a "biopsychosocial" approach to injury resolution. In fact, I've recently heard griping in some circles that the discussion has run its course. "We get it ... can w...Read More

Gavin: A Tax on Opioids: Who Pays? And Why? 06/07/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 466 | 0
A new bill was introduced last week by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). The bill calls for a tax on opioids to the tune of 1 cent per milligram. This tax will fall primarily to the payer community. ...Read More

Gavin: ProPublica and Drug-Seeking Irony 05/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Say the name "ProPublica" in a work comp meeting these days and watch what happens. It's like a pinata at a little kid's birthday party: Everyone takes a swing, only a precious few actually connect (but when they do connect, we all get candy, or something like that). ...Read More

Gaston: Out of Joint: Texas Joint Employer Liability for Franchisors 04/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 307 | 0
In response to the NLRB’s pronouncement of joint employer status between two distinct business entities in Browning-Ferris Industries, a handful of state legislatures, including Texas, have passed legislation to protect the franchise industry from exposure to lawsuits for franchisees&r...Read More

Gavin: When CMS and CDC Conflict: Medicare and Opioids 04/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A few weeks back, the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP) published a press release calling for a revised approach to MSAs that include opioid medications. ...Read More

Gavin: President Obama At the National Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse Summit 04/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
Imagine getting the chance to hear the president speak in person. Now imagine he comes to your home town to offer some thoughts on a given topic. Finally, imagine the topic of his remarks is the very center of your professional life and something you eat, sleep and breathe every da...Read More

Gavin: The Patient Should Not Be Punished for the Sins of the Prescriber 03/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
Dr. Mitchell Katz of the Los Angeles County Health Department wrote an editorial that was published in last week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA has made this set...Read More

Gavin: What Will the New CDC Opioid Guidelines Mean to Work Comp? 03/22/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 359 | 0
Not much, I fear. Allow me to explain.   Mic...Read More
Good Luck, Judge Roesch 01/28/2016
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I had the opportunity last night to attend the retirement dinner of Judge Laura Roesch in Panama City, Florida. Judge Roche was appointed to the bench in May 2001, and is retiring just short of 15 years of service. In a great line from A Knights Tale, Prince Edward tells the hero: "y...Read More
Gov.'s Veto of AB 1542 Leaves Brain-injured Workers to Fend for Themselves 10/09/2015
By: Steve Cattolica
State: NA | Segment: Top | 272 | 0
The Governor’s veto, while not unexpected, is frustrating and defies good public policy. His veto message stated: To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 1542 without my signature. This bill requires the Division of Worker's Compensation...Read More
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