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Workers' Compensation News


Paduda: Gallagher Bassett Uses Data to Improve Care for WC Patients 04/25/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 761 | 0
What passes for predictive modeling today is like Google maps, except the app tells you when to turn a half hour after you’ve passed the intersection. ...Read More

Luna: Turning the Clock Back on State's Workers' Compensation System 04/24/2019
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 686 | 0
The California Applicants’ Attorney Association is promoting Assembly Bill 1107 to California legislators in hopes of materially modifying utilization review exemptions for medical treatment. ...Read More

Young: Cozy Doctors 04/23/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0
The Center for Investigative Reporting recently published another revealing story on questionable workers’ comp claims handling at the Tesla factory in Fremont. ...Read More

Langham: Cost-Shifting and Personal Decisions 04/22/2019
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
In a memorable Dilbert cartoon (April 30, 1995), Dilbert is introduced to a new vice president of his company. She asks about his day and he explains he was just emailing a coworker who is near a window to see if it is raining. ...Read More

Paduda: The Buyer-User Disconnect, aka the Shiny Object Problem 04/19/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 395 | 0
Had a very interesting conversation with a work comp services exec earlier this week that got me thinking about “portals,” those internet entry points where payer staff can access bills, reports, notes, alerts, and other documents and messages about their claims. ...Read More

Weinmann: Will AB 1107 Trim the Claws of UR? 04/18/2019
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 733 | 1
Under current law, employers are obliged to establish utilization review panels whose purpose is to review, approve, modify or deny diagnostic and/or treatment recommendations. ...Read More

Gelman: Employer Must Accommodate Off-Hours Use of Medical Marijuana 04/17/2019
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 386 | 0
An employee licensed to use medical marijuana under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act may proceed with a New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) action ageist his employer for unlawful termination.  ...Read More

Grinberg: Defendant, not Applicant, Has Duty to Provide RTW Form to QME 04/16/2019
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 450 | 0
The workers’ comp system is a strange beast. So often we get interpretations of the law that are, well, unexpected. ...Read More

Goldstein: FDA Takes Interest in Compounded Medications 04/15/2019
Source: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 573 | 0
On April 3, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, and Deputy Commissioner Anna Abram, issued a ...Read More

Young: Remember IBR? 04/12/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 444 | 0
After the 2012 reforms, most of the attention went to independent medical review and the huge volume of utilization review disputes that wound up on the doorstep of Maximus, the Division of Workers' Compensation's IMR provider. ...Read More
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