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Workers' Compensation News


Gunn: Real or Fake? Revealing Workers' Compensation Fraud 03/22/2019
Source: Stacey Gunn
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1547 | 0
Security cameras in a company cafeteria recently captured a brazen attempt to fake a workers’ compensation injury. ...Read More

Uribarri: Settlement Alternatives for Claims Involving Medicare Beneficiaries 03/21/2019
By: Zane P. Uribarri
State: NA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0
What are your options when an Medicare set-aside has derailed your settlement discussions or complicated resolution of a claim with a Medicare beneficiary? ...Read More

Kamin: Is That Lien Stayed? 03/20/2019
Source: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 424 | 0
Keeping track of which lien claims are stayed or subject to special lien proceedings is a full-time job, thanks to the plethora of criminal proceedings in California. ...Read More

Duff: Democracy, Deodands and the British Birth of the Grand Bargain 03/19/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 457 | 0
While I generally accept Price Fishback and Shawn Kantor’s narrative holding that workers’ compensation arose in the U.S. as a grand bargain among multiple stakeholders, around 1911, the labor law professor/historian in me has doubted organized employee partic...Read More

Anders: April 1 Brings Electronic Payment Option to MSPRP 03/18/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 411 | 0
In a March 13 webinar, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provided a high-level overview of the electronic payment option to be added to the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) effective April 1. ...Read More

Thompson: AI for WC Claims: Humble Pie in the Sky 03/15/2019
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 481 | 0
Let’s slice pie from the sky and seriously consider artificial intelligence's role in workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More

Burns: The Myths of Lifetime Medical Benefits 03/14/2019
By: Michael P. Burns
State: CA | Segment: Top | 670 | 0
Whether settlement is via stipulated award or compromise and release, one of the most common impediments for defendants is valuing exposure for lifetime medical care. ...Read More

Snyder: Fear of Better Options 03/13/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 409 | 0
Most of us have seen, and maybe used, the acronym FOMO. It means "fear of missing out." FOMO is the fear of making the wrong decision about how to spend your time, particularly after you've seen internet stories about others doing better. ...Read More

Young: A QME Program Audit 03/12/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 659 | 0
So far 2019 has been a sleepy year for California workers' comp developments. But that may be changing. ...Read More

Duff: The Odd Lot Doctrine and Work Search 03/11/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 432 | 0
A common problem in workers’ compensation is the partially incapacitated worker who is unable to return to the “injury employment” as a result of an unambiguously work-related injury. ...Read More
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