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Pew: Steak and Pain 04/14/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 358 | 0
A doctor, two pharmacists and a blogger walk into a bar ... That's not a joke but how dinner started Tuesday in San Diego's Gaslamp District after a second excellent day at the Risk Insurance Management Society conference. As happens so often when I get together with friends ...Read More
Paduda: Why Be a Crook When You Can Be a Dispensing Doc? 04/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute's latest report on physician dispensing confirms what we weary soldiers have known for years: The physician dispensing industry is way better at figuring out how to screw employers and taxpayers than workers’ comp payers and regulators ar...Read More
Paul: The Home Health Care Burden 03/28/2016
By: Jeremiah L. Paul
State: NA | Segment: Top | 286 | 0
Many of us have experienced that gut-wrenching moment of receiving an out-of-the-blue demand for reimbursement of hundreds of thousands of dollars for home health care. I was recently presented with such a demand, and as is often the case, the demand was accompanied with little to no proof or exp...Read More
Paduda: What Happened to Work Comp Regulation? 03/21/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 277 | 0
In response to my post on payers shifting medical management strategy decision-making from experts to non-experts, a longtime friend and colleague provided his perspective. Wi...Read More
Peeking at Zuniga 02/12/2016
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 315 | 0
Like a giant bear hibernating through winter, California’s workers’ comp system is in a relatively quiet phase. Yet there’s always notable stuff happening. For example, despite the fact that in Frances Stevens v. Outspoken Enterprises, one panel of the California...Read More
Personal Injury Attorney Suspended for Poor Handling of Medicare Reimbursement 12/08/2015
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 214 | 0
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Parsons Presumption for Entirely Different Injury 10/20/2015
By: Teague Campbell
State: NA | Segment: Top | 299 | 0
Johnnie Wilkes was a 62-year-old landscaper working in the Recreation and Parks Department for the City of Greensboro. He had worked for the city for approximately nine years. On April 21, 2010, Wilkes was involved in a car accident. He was treated for an abrasion to his head, broken ri...Read More
Protz v. WCAB Ruling Muddles IRE Process 09/30/2015
By: Joseph C. Romano
State: NA | Segment: Top | 444 | 0
In a significant and surprising decision in Protz v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District), No. 1024 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2015), the Commonwealth ...Read More
PFR Maine: Simplest Chance for Major System Redesign? 09/28/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 330 | 0
Initiatives to radically change the 100-year-old workers’ compensation system are growing, despite the daunting state legislative barriers of status quo defenders and inertia. Now it turns out that Maine has a statute on its books that offers a strikingly direct and unclut...Read More
Prevent Double Dipping! 07/14/2015
By: Nathan S. Bernard
State: NA | Segment: NORTH | 394 | 0
It's imperative workers' compensation settlement contracts or commission decisions clearly reflect credit to be taken from the final payment. In the Estate of Burns v. Consolid...Read More
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