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Check it Out: WCI's Annual Conference Comes to Town

Orlando, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - It is that time of year again: The Workers’ Compensation Institute’s (WCI) Annual Conference starts Sunday, Aug. 6 and goes through Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Marriott World ...

CA: One Pleads Guilty in $150M Workers' Comp Fraud Case

Los Angeles, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) – One of the personal assistants to a doctor alleged to have committed more than $150 million in workers’ compensation fraud has pleaded guilty to her part in the ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 7/27, Thursday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) CA Contractor Cited for More than $3.5M in Violations    A contractor based out of Oakland, CA has been cited for more than $3.5 million for wage theft and violations of ...

Workers' Comp Fraud Busts

Phoenix, AZ (WorkersCompensation.com) - A nationwide crackdown on individuals who didn’t meet the standards when it came to insurance licensing requirements in eight states netted 675 arrests.    The raid, organized by the National ...

Two of Three Execs Sentenced in Federal Workers' Comp Scheme, with a Third Case Pending

Houston, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) – Two of three executives with a chain of chiropractic and physical therapy clinics, have been sentenced to years behind bars for their part in a ...

Pot, Impairment and Car Crashes

I served on a panel at the Colorado workers' compensation conference this spring. IT was a tremendous program in an ideal setting at the base of Pikes Peak. Believe it or not, the subject of Marijuana came up (In Colorado, who'd have thought). ...

Writ Protection as Opposed to Appeal

In June, the Florida First District Court published its opinion in Lewis v. Dollar Rent a Car. The case is instructive and interesting. Though it is an appellate court decision, it is not technically an "appeal." Appellate courts have both ...

Three Essential Elements of Any Return to Work Program

One of the more frustrating aspects of defending or managing a workers’ compensation program is getting injured workers back to work. Usually, we are faced with either (A) an injured worker who wants to stay at home and ...

The Workforce Age Impact

Recently, an article was published in Claims Journal that indicated workers’ comp loss development is impacted by the “changing workforce.” Basically, the gist of the piece was that, “Experienced workers being replaced by less ...

National Safety Council: 43 Percent of Americans Admit They May Be Too Tired To Function Safely At Work

Itasca, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) -  – According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, 43 percent of Americans say they do not get ...

CFO and VP Sentenced in Nationwide Worker's Compensation Fraud Scheme

Houston, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) - Two officials with Team Work Ready (TWR) have been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, announced ...

Ohio Employers Receive $295,000 in Workplace Safety Grants

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - Twelve Ohio employers will share more than $294,675 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce ...

CopperPoint Elects Marc Schmittlein to Board of Directors

Phoenix, AZ (WorkersCompensation.com) - CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company announced Marc Schmittlein has been elected to the board of the mutual organization, and Judith Patrick, Ken Kirk, and Ronnie Lopez ...

Better Sleep May Help Prevent Work-Related ‘Stress Eating’: Study

East Lansing, MI – Rest, work, eat reasonably, repeat. That’s the message from a recent study that found adequate sleep may help workers avoid turning to food to cope with work-related ...

Social Security Numbers and Workers' Comp Forms: California Here We Come

I don’t really enjoy discussing mistakes, but it is an unavoidable part of life and business. Some people will tell you that if you are not making mistakes, then you just aren’t doing anything. ...

Rousmaniere and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Peter Rousmaniere made an excellent point last week with his column, The Stale State of Reform. In it he discussed our industry’s almost myopic focus on cost whenever legislative reform is discussed. He rightly pointed out that, not ...

Nevada's Pandemic Pot Panic

Never has the statement “Follow the money” been truer. Last week, the state of Nevada, which began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on July 1, 2017, declared a “State of Emergency” because – wait for it – ...

The Billboard Advisory: Work Injuries Hurt Entire Families

There are two billboards along Interstate 476, just south of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Both reside high on a hilltop, and are positioned on opposite sides of the highway with strong visibility for oncoming traffic. Based on a ...

Can We Create a Reliable Medical Records Pipeline?

It was just a passing comment during a pretty creative presentation; but it really stood out for me. The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) is currently producing it’s 69th Annual ...

Wearable Technology In Workers’ Compensation

Advances in technology and “gadget” trends are changing the American landscape and culture.  These fashionable and hip items can influence your workers’ compensation program.  This includes how interested stakeholders shape their ...

The 2017 Social Security Trustees Report: Old Age and Survivors Trust Fund Holds Steady, While Disability Trust Fund Sees Significant Improvement

On July 13, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age, Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds published ...

Dismantling the Beast

The art of rooting out complicated cost-building tactics and re-pricing complex bills The healthcare industry has an uneven compensation system. Healthcare providers, by necessity, utilize complex pricing systems and strategies that inflate costs for ...

Second Chance with MSA Approval: New CMS Policy Allows for Review of a New MSA Post a Prior Approval

While there may be no second chances in life, there is now a second chance for CMS review and approval of an MSA. On July 10, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Keeping Teens Safe on the Job

Many states have laws allowing teens as young as 14 years old to work in the hospitality industry in seasonal workplaces like movie theaters, amusement parks, bowling alleys, and some parts of hotels and bakeries.  These jobs can teach great work ...

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Two of Three Execs Sentenced in Federal Workers' Comp Scheme, with a Third Case Pending

Houston, TX (WorkersCompensation.com) – Two of three executives with a chain of chiropractic and physical therapy clinics, have been sentenced to years behind bars for their part in ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 7/27, Thursday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) CA Contractor Cited for More than $3.5M in Violations    A contractor based out of Oakland, CA has been cited for more than $3.5 million for wage theft and ...

Workers' Comp Fraud Busts

Phoenix, AZ (WorkersCompensation.com) - A nationwide crackdown on individuals who didn’t meet the standards when it came to insurance licensing requirements in eight states netted 675 arrests.    The raid, organized by the ...

National Safety Council: 43 Percent of Americans Admit They May Be Too Tired To Function Safely At Work

Itasca, IL (WorkersCompensation.com) -  – According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, 43 percent of Americans say they do not get ...

Better Sleep May Help Prevent Work-Related ‘Stress Eating’: Study

East Lansing, MI – Rest, work, eat reasonably, repeat. That’s the message from a recent study that found adequate sleep may help workers avoid turning to food to cope with work-related ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ ...

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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 ...

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John D’Alusio has over 30 years experience in P/C insurance with executive management positions in administration, field operations, and claim technical areas. Mr. D’Alusio has had many articles published in industry periodicals, and is also a ...

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Phil Yacuboski is a freelance writer based in Maryland. He writes about business, healthcare and technology. In his spare time, Phil enjoys the outdoors and photography.

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Peter Rousmaniere

Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply ...

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