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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

Paduda: Care Managers vs. Cost Centers 04/20/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
All “discounts” are not bad. Joe P...Read More

Alves: Lifetime Jurisdiction: Not Just for Asbestosis 04/19/2021
By: Ryan T. Alves
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0
Most professionals working within the California workers’ compensation system for any period of time are familiar with the fact that asbestos claims may continue well beyond the usual five years, after which the WCAB will typically lose jurisdiction. ...Read More

Paduda: Why Are You Using That Metric? 04/16/2021
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0
I’ve had several conversations with claims and managed care folks over the last few months about measuring performance, outcome metrics versus process metrics, and the challenges of data collection, aggregation and analysis. ...Read More

Salem: Panel Adopts Appeals Board's Opinion in TDD Case 04/15/2021
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 0
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order declining to review a case where a Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel had adopted an Appeals Board opinion in whole. ...Read More

Castillo: Smoke and Mirrors 04/14/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2
While the effort to decrease delays in obtaining medical care for injured workers through legislation has only just begun, the constant refrain from the insurance and employer groups that “the sky is falling” has started early and gotten even more preposterous. ...Read More
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