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Workers' Compensation News


Moore: Great Risk Management 06/14/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 497 | 0
A Blue Cross Blue Shield program email appeared in my email inbox last week. The email pointed out that I could have a well-being appointment and pay no copays or deductibles. The Blue Cross Blue Shield program even covered the labs, at 100%. ...Read More

Hopkins: House Bill 3022 in Light of Ruling in Elvia Garcia-Solis 06/13/2019
By: Caroline Hopkins
State: OR | Segment: Top | 473 | 0
Oregon House Bill 3022 recently passed the state House of Representatives and now awaits Senate action.  ...Read More

Snyder: Are You a Courageous Negotiator? 06/12/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 499 | 0
Merriam-Webster defines courage as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. ...Read More

Torrey: Mental Stress/Mental Disability Claims of Slaughterhouse Workers 06/11/2019
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 520 | 0
In an article appearing in the review Animal Law, the author argues that workers in slaughterhouses should have access to workers’ compensation benefits if they fall victim to the mental trauma of ...Read More

Duff: Immigration Status Disclosure on Workers' Compensation Applications 06/10/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 581 | 0
I’m back and mostly recovered from a family vacation in Edinburgh, Scotland. While walking through the cemetery where Adam Smith was interred, my family was surprised to see homeless persons encamped there. ...Read More

Walls: Addressing PTSD in the Workplace 06/07/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 496 | 0
The occurrence of school shootings, store robberies and job-related fatalities have all contributed to the increase in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the workplace. A session at the recent RIMS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition discussed the need to address the is...Read More

Donovan: What Happens When a Worker Is Injured During a Break? 06/06/2019
By: Amy Donovan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 941 | 0
In December of 2016, the California Supreme Court decided the case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services Inc. The plaintiffs in the case wer...Read More

Moore: No Fee Schedule Means Higher Costs Now and in Future 06/05/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 573 | 0
The Workers Compensation Research Institute just released a study pointing out a medical fee schedule dilemma: The states that still hold on to the old usual and customary method of charging for workers’ compensation treatment are costing employers dearly.  ...Read More

Anders: MSA Amended Reviews Promote Case Closures 06/04/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 512 | 0
Two years ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rolled out a policy that enabled submission of a new Medicare set-aside even if an MSA had previously been approved for the same date of injury. ...Read More

Paduda: Drug Price Fixing's Impact on Workers' Comp 06/03/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 527 | 0
The generic drug manufacturers’ price-fixing scheme raised prices by up to 1,000%. But there’s good news for workers’ comp payers, as the impact has been minimal. ...Read More
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