An independent medical examination can be requested at any reasonable time and place in the state for a variety of reasons: there may be an issue of causation, ability to work, second opinion on surgery, ... Read More
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WCRI released a new study: Interstate Variations in Dispensing of Opioids, 5th Edition, which assesses claims data from 27 states, including Louisiana, from October 2011 to March 2018. The study finds ... Read More
An August 2019 California DWC proposal for a revised payment system for QMEs has again caused an uproar among doctors who perform evaluations in California workers’ comp cases.
The proposed ... Read More
William Shakespeare is credited with “The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that ... Read More
2019 Kansas Legislature: There were no substantive Kansas work comp legislative changes in 2019.Constitutionality of Statute Requiring Use of AMA Guidelines 6th Ed. –Johnson case pending before the ... Read More
When recessions hit, workers’ comp, healthcare, and healthcare delivery systems are deeply affected. Jobs are lost and so are benefits, claims decrease than increase, injured workers don’t have ... Read More
As the transportation industry keeps moving forward in automation, the Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT), which was supposed to advise the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) in ... Read More
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