Home | Workers Comp Blogwire

Workers Comp Blogwire

In Session – Legislative Developments

The 85th Texas Legislature is in session, and many of our representatives have an eye on issues affecting the world of workers’ compensation.  Commissioner ...

Life in Prison for Dr. Death

Dallas-area surgeon Christopher Duntsch, a/k/a Dr. Death, was sentenced to life in prison for injury to an elderly individual, a first degree felony.  The victim ...

Kickbacks for Cuts

Forest Park Medical Center was caught looking to put “more bodies on the table,” and they were willing to pay for those bodies.  Payments were ...

Alternatives to Opioids in Chronic Pain

At the 2017 WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference, a panel discussed alternatives to opioids in chronic pain. The panel included: Kathy Fisher - WCRI ...

Watch Evidence: Hitting Yourself Does Not Equal A Workers Comp Claim

Florida’s Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) recently announced the arrest of Sheyla Veronica White following her attempt to fraudulently ...

How States are Combating the Opioid Epidemic

At the 2017 WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference a panel discussed the latest WCRI research on the opioid epidemic and the steps states are taking ...

California's Post-Reform Outcomes

At the 2017 WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference, Alex Swedlow from the California Workers' Compensation Institute discussed the impact of California's workers' compensation reforms. The ...

Worker Outcome Surveys and the Importance of Communication

At the 2017 WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference, Bogdan Savych of WCRI and Glenn Pransky of Liberty Mutual Research institute for Safety talked about ...

Impact of the 2016 Election on Health Care, Labor and Workers' Compensation

At the 2017 WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference, former US Representative Henry Waxman and former US Senator Tom Colburn discussed how the 2016 election ...

3 Actions to Weed Out Marijuana-Related Workers’ Comp Challenges

The trend of legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational use is growing and may soon affect nearly all states. The recent election brought the number ...

Address These 7 Most Common Workplace Safety Concerns

There are many things interested stakeholders can do to reduce workers’ compensation costs.  In doing so, they can make their programs more effective and efficient.  ...

New Workers’ Compensation Bills Introduced in Alabama Senate

 Senator Arthur Orr (R, Decatur) recently introduced SB-89, which would limit employers’ liability for permanent total disability benefits. Currently, an employer must pay permanent total ...

10 Ways to Kick Start a Workers’ Comp Stewardship Program

If you’re trying to improve your workers’ comp program, ask for an annual stewardship meeting with your insurer/third-party administrator. But if you really want to ...

How To Guarantee Better Workers’ Comp Outcomes

Big data. Predictive analytics. Very sophisticated modeling to predict claims outcomes versus a paper and a pen. I’m Michael Stack with Amaxx and today I’m ...

Maxham: The En Banc Case Regarding Service of Advocacy Letters to Med-Legal Physicians

On January 23, 2017, the WCAB issued an en banc decision in the case ofMaxham v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, SCIF that provides ...

back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 1763 | displaying: 46 - 60
Powered by Vivvo CMS v4.7