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Workers' Compensation News


Walls: Addressing PTSD in the Workplace 06/07/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 413 | 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 | 794 | 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 | 494 | 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 | 449 | 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 | 446 | 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

Walls: Is Telemedicine the Last Frontier for WC? 05/31/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 528 | 0
Telemedicine makes it possible for injured employees to reach a qualified clinician from home or the work site, providing a promising alternative that ensures early treatment. ...Read More

Langham: It Has to Be on the Menu 05/30/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 438 | 0
The Office of Judges of Compensation Claims clerks recently got an order to change the carrier on a particular case, from “AIG Claims” to “Commerce & Industry Insurance Co./AIG Claims.” ...Read More

Paduda: Hey, Work Comp Payers — Do Your Job 05/29/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0
Has any workers’ comp insurer, excess carrier, state fund or any self-insured employer sued opioid manufacturers, distributors or dispensers? ...Read More

Moore: Involving the Physician in Return-to-Work Risk Management 05/28/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0
A huge risk return-to-work risk management failure begins when the physician evaluates the injured employee for a light- or full-duty release.   ...Read More

Walls: Taking Aim at Workplace Violence 05/24/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 533 | 0
Workplace violence can happen any time and anywhere. A session at the recent RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition reviewed a spectrum of workplace violence risk management tactics, including red flags that can foreshadow an event, and training on what to do if it does occur. ...Read More
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