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Key Appellate Case Explains Confidentiality Rules in New Jersey Workers’ Comp - NWCDN New Jersey Member

The most expansive discussion of confidentiality in workers’ compensation comes ironically from a civil law suit in the matter of Seymoure v. A.O. Smith Water Products ...

Somebody has to Pay

Some serious students of workers' compensation gathered in Dallas this month for a discussion of where workers' compensation stands in America. Many diverse perspectives sat ...

Reducing Future Medicals Through Medicare Secondary Payer Automation

Handling Section 111 reporting, conditional payments, physician peer reviews, and Medicare Set-Asides in separate technology silos leaves room for errors and delays.  Organizations can resolve ...

CMS Issues Alert on ICD-9 and ICD-10 Exclusions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a technical alert dated May 23, 2016 related to Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) MMSEA Section 111 ...

ADR Programs

At the 2016 SIIA Workers' Compensation Executive Forum, Jack Frazier from American Global and former workers' compensation judge Steve Siemers discussed how Alternative Dispute Resolution ...

Emotional Recovery after Catastrophic Injury

At the 2016 SIIA Workers' Compensation Executive Forum, Jon Pearson from QLI kicked of the session with some blues harmonica then talked about how the ...

Where Wellness and Workers’ Comp Intersect

There is growing consensus that a healthier workforce can not only reduce injuries but also reduce duration of disability and severity of injuries. A panel ...

Key Appellate Case Explains Confidentiality Rules in New Jersey Workers' Comp

The most expansive discussion of confidentiality in workers’ compensation comes ironically from a civil law suit in the matter of Seymoure v. A.O. Smith Water Products ...

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on FLSA Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its much-anticipated final overtime exemption rule yesterday, raising the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor ...

Traumatic Brain Injuries

At the 2016 Lockton Complex Risk Symposium in St Louis, David Ripley MD from Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago discussed the dynamics of a brain injury ...

Education and Communication in Employment

A recent blog post, The Right Time to Educate Employees, by Lance Ewing caught my attention. Mr. Ewing focuses us on the occurence of an injury. He argues ...

Predictive Claims Models

At the 2016 Lockton Complex Risk Symposium in St Louis, a panel discussed the use of predictive claim models. The panel was: Mark Moitoso - ...

Digital Transformation

At the 2016 Lockton Complex Risk Symposium, Fredi Lienhardt from Swiss Re gave an overview of current innovative trends in digital transformation. Internet of Things  The Internet ...

Injured Workers with Comorbidities May Be Ripe for 'Gene' Testing

Pharmacogenetic testing has the potential to help clinicians improve outcomes for injured workers and reduce costs for payers. While research showing the clinical value of ...

Is a “safety culture” assessment right for your organization?

Safety culture is a popular term in occupational health and safety articles.  There is no one universally accepted definition but the US OSHA describes Safety ...

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Judge David Langham

Judge David Langham

David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an adjudicator, and administrator. He has delivered hundreds of professional lectures, published numerous articles on workers’ compensation in a variety of publications, and is a frequent blogger on Florida Workers’ Compensation Adjudication. David is a founding director of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and the Professional Mediation Institute, and is involved in the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). He is a vocal advocate of leveraging technology and modernizing the dispute resolution processes of workers’ compensation.
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