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A Heroin Vaccine

Yes, you read that right. A vaccine for heroin. I first ran across this concept on Twitter last week. I saw a posting from @heroin_research about a ...

Managing Chronic Pain

Dr. Tracy Jackson (an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at Vanderbilt University) recently wrote an excellent article, published by The Tennessean on July 6, ...

Single Payer Lessons from Vermont

Recently, I outlined plans in Colorado for a "single payer" system. They are considering creating a mandatory, state-run, health insurance program. The costs are significant. ...

The Conversation, Interests, and Compromise

The 2016 workers' compensation summit in Dallas was an eye-opening experience. I had the opportunity to hear an amazing variety of perspectives on what is ...

“Demonstrated Responsibility” under the MSP in Liability Claims Does Not Occur until Settlement, Judgment, Award or Other Payment

A recent opinion out of the Eastern District of New York, Sexton v. Medicare, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89815 (July 11, 2016), found that a ...

Selecting the Right MSP Compliance Service Provider

  By Michael B. Stack Selecting the right Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance service provider is an important part of any claims operation.  These service providers are ...

Fentanyl Folly

Fentanyl has been in the news quite a bit in 2016: In 2014, it began being reported on the U.S. East Coast that heroin was being laced ...

On Pleading and Procedure, an Interesting Florida Appellate Case

There is an old adage in legal circles, win at trial. This is because a great many trial decisions are affirmed on appeal (and appeals ...

A Busy 6 Months ... Again

We've come to the halfway mark of the year - July 1. And it's been a busy six months for me - again. 35 travel itineraries 81,058 ...

Chatbot Wins 160,000 Cases - The Future is Now

From Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Clause (1974) came one of the great movie lines of all time: "have your people call my people, we'll do ...

Is Workers' Compensation primarily a "medical insurance" plan?

Nearly three quarters of US  workers' compensation jurisdictions now incur more  healthcare cost than “indemnity” costs (wage replacement for temporary disability workers' compensation claims) for ...

ColoradoCare - Boon or Bust?

What if there were no disputes about whether work did or did not cause the need for someone's medical care. That is perhaps not practical. ...

Rotator Cuff Tear May Be A Covered Disability Under ADA

Michael Cannon applied for a job with Jacobs Field Services (hereinafter JFS) as a field engineer for a Colorado mining site. The company made him ...

Should workers' comp be eliminated for 90% of workers and employers?

In the current issue of IAIABC's Perspectives magazine, Berkeley researcher Frank Neuhauser proposes the elimination of workers' compensation for 90% of workers and employers.  [The full edition ...

Obesity Is Not An Impairment Unless It Results From An Underlying Physiological Disorder

An important ADA decision has come from the Court of Appeals in the Eighth Circuit in Morriss v. BNSF Railway Company, 817 F.3d 1104 (8th Cir. 2016). ...

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Rayford Taylor

Rayford H. Taylor is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, and practices in the areas of administrative and governmental law, appellate practice, legislative consultation, and workers' compensation.He has practiced law in Georgia since 2002 and in Florida since 1974. Prior to entering the private practice of law, he was affiliated with The Florida Bar for more than 12 years where he served as its general counsel and legislative counsel.
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