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Gelman: The Workplace Is Getting Safer 11/14/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 78 | 0
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has confirmed the steady decline in accidents and injuries on the job. They have declined for 14 years. This data mirrors the steady decline of workers' compensation claims and the change of the U.S. workplace from manufacturing to service.  ...Read More

Donovan: Stemming a Deadly Epidemic 11/13/2018
By: Amy Donovan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 270 | 0
In 2016, a stunning 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has become national news in recent years, as political candidates, medical groups and others have introduced proposals on how to drive down the number of people who are at risk for addiction and overdose. ...Read More

Paduda: And the Big Winner of the 2018 Midterms Is: Medicaid 11/08/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 163 | 0
Three deep red states voted to expand Medicaid, and a fourth voted in a governor who will comply with her state’s 2017 referendum results and do the same. ...Read More

Moore: National Adjuster License vs. Reciprocal Exchange Agreements 11/12/2018
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 160 | 0
The subject of national adjuster licenses created quite a bit of buzz. WorkCompCentral published an article on this very subject a few weeks ago.    ...Read More

Young: Loosey-Goosey 11/09/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 157 | 0
Over the years I’ve been amazed about the loosey-goosey approach many attorneys have toward the qualified medical evaluator process. ...Read More

McFaul and Doornink: Would You Like to Share Attorney Fees? 11/07/2018
Source: Anna McFaul and Christy Doornink
State: WA | Segment: Top | 212 | 0
Typically, parties are responsible for paying their own attorney’s fees. There are some exceptions to this, such as when a person is forced to litigate to recover an award or when other persons or entities who want to share in the award must also share the responsibility for the attorney fe...Read More

Lakshmikanthan: Payoffs for AI in Commercial Insurance 11/06/2018
By: Jayant Lakshmikanthan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 272 | 0
The commercial insurance industry is in an early and exciting stage of adopting artificial intelligence. With widespread acceptance, AI is slated to provide a large source of value and a be key driver of competitive advantage going forward. ...Read More

Anders: Apparent Change in CMS Policy Expands Inclusion of Lyrica in MSAs 11/05/2018
Source: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 112 | 0
Lyrica is a brand name-only medication that costs $8.91 per pill at 150 milligrams. Over a 20-year life expectancy, this is close to $200,000 in an Medicare set-aside allocation. ...Read More

Paduda: Workers' Comp Claim Counts Are Down … Right? 11/02/2018
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 258 | 0
A recently released analysis of workers’ comp claim frequency tells us what we’ve known for years: The percentage of workers who get hurt on the job has been ...Read More

Fein: Adopting New Standards of Safety 11/01/2018
Source: Lewis Fein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 138 | 0
The duty of insurers is not to deny the need for new standards but to dedicate themselves to standardizing new — and superior — levels of safety. ...Read More
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