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Workers' Compensation News


Castillo: Cutting Through the Clutter 03/08/2019
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 708 | 0
More than 2,500 bills were introduced in the Legislature before this year's deadline. As usual, there are a number of bills related to workers' compensation. And, as usual, California Applicants' Attorneys Association has jumped into the fray with our own ideas for fixing the system....Read More

Lakshmikanthan: AI in Claims Operations: Lessons Culled From the Early Innings 03/07/2019
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 465 | 0
While there are many different segments of the commercial insurance industry, they often share a similar story. ...Read More

Goldstein: Efforts to Streamline Conditional Payment Recovery Process Continue 03/06/2019
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 505 | 0
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced two upcoming webinars aimed at addressing payment functionalities within both the Medicare Secondary Payment Recovery Portal (MSPRP) and Commercial Repayment Center Portal. ...Read More

Gelman: Watered-Down Supplemental Benefits Bill Heads to Governor 03/05/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 476 | 0
A watered-down version of the original New Jersey supplemental workers’ compensation benefits bill has been approved by the Legislature. It now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy for review. ...Read More

Grinberg: WCAB Rejects Efforts to Block Subpoena of Applicant's Employment Records 03/04/2019
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 744 | 0
Are you seeing more cases where applicants' attorneys start fighting subpoenas for prior records? ...Read More

Paduda: WCRI: Deductibles and Claims 03/01/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0
I showed up late to the Workers Compensation Research Institute's annual meeting Thursday in Phoenix, and thanks to American Airlines I missed three great sessions. Two dealt with opioids and one was a deep dive into coordinating medical and return-to-work services. ...Read More

Torrey: A Kentucky Lawyer Writes on Black Lung Disease Law and Policy 02/28/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 472 | 0
In an article published in 2018, author Evan Barrett Smith addresses current issues surrounding the federal Black Lung Benefits Act. His focus is principally on legal developments since the ye...Read More

Langham: Definitions, Due Process and Waiver 02/27/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 612 | 0
The Connecticut Appellate Court decision in Melendez v. Fresh Start General Remodeling and Contracting illustrates some interesting aspects of workers' compensation. ...Read More

Duff: More Challenges in WC Teaching: Permanent Partial Disability 02/26/2019
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 363 | 0
Nothing more quickly allows me as a teacher to reveal and explore the fault lines of workers’ compensation theory than the subject of permanent partial disability. ...Read More

Moore: Looking for Miracles Under Every Rock 02/25/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 512 | 0
Most workers' comp claim analytics posts I have written were about my search of a good claim analytics package. Unfortunately, my search ended up like my search for workers' comp apps: disappointed with still a hope for the future. ...Read More
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