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Webb: Key Ruling on Who Is a Contractor 05/31/2018
By: Mark Webb
State: CA | Segment: Top | 648 | 0
Sometimes you’re the disruptor. Sometimes you’re the disrupted. ...Read More

Moore: Predictive Analytics Is Now the Opioid Buzzword Replacement 05/30/2018
Source: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 412 | 0
Predictive analytics for workers' compensation claims that adjusting still has not proven itself as a cost saver. Please note that I am referring to workers' compensation only.    ...Read More

Young: Jumping the Gun 05/29/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 647 | 0
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has jumped the gun in posting proposed changes to the California workers’ compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule. ...Read More

Paduda: Opioids, Marijuana, Pain and Workers' Comp 05/25/2018
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 733 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance's Raji Chadarevian discussed opioid utilization, price and cost at NCCI’s recent Annual Issues Symposium 2018. ...Read More

Weinmann: Malpractice Case May Soon Be Decided By Supreme Court 05/24/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 707 | 0
Malpractice reform in utilization review is again on the line, this time because the California Supreme Court has scheduled hearings Ki...Read More

Duff: Will Arbitrators Decide the Scope of the Gig Economy? 05/23/2018
Source: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 354 | 0
My colleague and co-editor of this blog, Judge David B. Torrey, pointed out to me recently that several of the gig “worker” contracts contain mandatory binding arbitration provisions. Preliminary to the question of whether a worker is an employee is the question of who makes that...Read More

Luna: It's About Time Feds Focus on States' Success in War on Opioids 05/22/2018
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 812 | 0
The House of Representatives has held numerous information-gathering meetings in D.C. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hosted a recent event on May 8. ...Read More

Grinberg: Exoskeletons: The Bane of CTs 05/21/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 221 | 0
I previously wrote a bit about exoskeletons, those robots you practically wear on the outside of your body that help take the load off for heavy or repetitive tasks. ...Read More

Walls: Workers' Comp in the Year 2030 05/18/2018
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 555 | 0
At the recent WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr. Richard Victor, former CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute and current senior fellow with the Sedgwick Institute, discussed his views of workers’ compensation in the future. ...Read More

Nasser: Genetics and Apportionment 05/17/2018
Source: Sana Nasser
State: CA | Segment: Top | 446 | 0
In April 2017, the California 3rd District Court of Appeals issued a favorable ruling regarding apportionment for genetic factors. ...Read More
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