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Fruin: Where Are We With State's New IME rules? 05/04/2021
By: Shawna G. Fruin
State: WA | Segment: Top | 0
In 2020 and 2021, there was a lot of action in Washington’s Legislature surrounding the rules for when and how employers can obtain independent medical examinations in workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Anders: Updated CMS Policy Changes Medicare Set-Aside Seed Calculation 05/03/2021
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
On April 19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide, Version 3.3, which made a slight but notable addition to how the MSA seed amount is calculated. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: The Right Way to Think About Buying WC Services 04/30/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
Here’s how to think about price and service. Hint: Getting it right requires taking the time to dig deep. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: Supplemental Benefits for Surviving Dependents of Essential Workers 04/29/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Troy Singleton and Dawn Addiego. The bill...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Statute of Limitations Bars MVA Claim 04/28/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
It is a rare enough event to have the statute of limitations bar a claim. To start off, it is generally a “disfavored” defense because of the preference to have disputes resolved on the merits. ...Read More
 
 

Burns: AOE/COE and After-Hours Industrial Injuries 04/27/2021
By: Michael P. Burns
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
In today's COVID environment, many employers have provided a large degree of flexibility for their employees to work from home or, alternatively, return to the office on a part-time basis. ...Read More
 
 

Lynch: Nursing Has Always Been Tough, but Now It's Even Harder 04/26/2021
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's incidence rate of work injuries (cases per 10,000 workers) for nurses is 12.7; for all o...Read More
 
 

Rosenberg: Fixing MPN System a Humanitarian Issue 04/23/2021
Source: Daniel Rosenberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
WorkCompCentral published a blog post by workers’ compensation defense attorney Gregory Grinberg critiquing AB 1465, a bill that would expand access to medical care by creating a statewide medical provider network. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: A Really Bad Idea 04/22/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3
A long list of real and very difficult problems faces California’s legislators. Nowhere on that list is workers' compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Geaney: High Court Settles Jurisdiction, Medical Marijuana Cases 04/21/2021
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 0
We are a few weeks into April, and already the New Jersey Supreme Court has considered two extremely significant issues for workers’ compensation practitioners, employers and carriers. ...Read More
 
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