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Paduda: Concentra's Approach to Telemedicine 01/26/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 817 | 0
Today we’re continuing to dig into what individual companies are doing in telemedicine. ...Read More
 
 

Sams: MEMIC on Top, According to Some Group Few Have Heard Of 01/25/2018
By: Jim Sams
State: NA | Segment: Top | 810 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 283 min read
I didn’t learn until this week that the MEMIC Group is the nation’s “top” workers’ compensation insurer. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Court Spells Out Employer's Liability Limits 01/24/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 406 | 0
The Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division, ruled an Illinois employer's liability for an injured worker’s medical benefits was limited to the amount actually paid to the treatment providers, even if they were paid at a discounted rate negotiated by ...Read More
 
 

Wingenroth: The CRC Dark Days Are Coming 01/23/2018
By: Jessica M. Wingenroth
State: NA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0
The highly anticipated Commercial Repayment Center contractor transition from CGI Federal to Performant Recovery was discussed in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services town hall presentation Thursday. The stated goal: seamless, painless and efficient transition, with zero impac...Read More
 
 

Moore: Workers' Comp Insurance Crisis Comes From Outside U.S. — or Does It? 01/22/2018
Source: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 359 | 0
I have written often that China’s banking crisis could cause quite large rumblings in most of the domestic financial markets, including insurance. Where would the crisis be the most devastating? ...Read More
 
 
Are Injuries Sustained While Driving From AME Exam Compensable? 01/19/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 693 | 1
Minarik v. Del Taco is a somewhat recent panel decision, and now writ-denied claim, in which a workers' compensation judge and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board held that injuries sustained en route to an agreed medical evaluator exam on an accepted case were compensa...Read More
 
 

Young: 2018 California Workers' Comp Quiz 01/18/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 801 | 0
Every new year I kick off January with a quiz on likely developments in California workers’ comp. Readers can test their insight into probable 2018 happenings in the comp world by taking the following test. ...Read More
 
 

West: When Is Communication not Communication? 01/17/2018
By: Jeremy P. West
State: CA | Segment: Top | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When is communication not communication? When it’s information. ...Read More
 
 

Biery: Difficulty Increases When Claimant Doesn't Take Initiative 01/16/2018
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 414 | 0
We advise our clients, law students and seminar attendees to always pay attention to subrogation issues and to ensure close awareness, sometimes even intervening after a petitioner files a third-party claim. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Medical Billing, Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule 01/15/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1230 | 0
To recover damages for past medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must present evidence and prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” ...Read More
 
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