What is the likely 2019 agenda at the California Division of Workers’ Compensation?
We now have some clues, courtesy of a recent presentation by current DWC Administrative Director George Parisotto, ... Read More
Legislative Update by Attorney Kathryn JohnsonIn a 6-1 decision, the Supreme Court in Brewer-Strong v. HNI Corporation,913 N.W.2d 235, (Iowa, 2018), held as matter of first impression, an employer could ... Read More
This MEDVAL blog series is devoted to better understanding the efforts our Federal government is undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic in America. Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human ... Read More
Pharmacy costs are dropping, imaging is not an issue, physician expenses are growing modestly, and while PT payments are going up a bit, much of that is fee-schedule driven.
The problem area – and it ... Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA proposes changes to beryllium standardBy OSHA’s estimation, 62,000 employees are exposed to beryllium every year. The agency has ... Read More
Mark your calendars! The following is a list of all the major events in the workers’ compensation space that have been announced so far for 2019.
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Educational ... Read More
In 2018, state and federal courts have largely found that the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 (ADA) preempts state workers' compensation laws establishing air ambulance reimbursement rates.
More recently, ... Read More
The Medicare Medicaid SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) imposed Mandatory Insurer Reporting obligations on all Responsible Reporting Entities (RREs). These mandatory requirements impart obligations ... Read More
Workers' Comp and the Creepy Advance of Technology This morning finds me in New Mexico. My 99-year-old father took a fall last week, and after a brief hospital stay, he has been placed in a nursing center for follow up care. As a result, I made last minute ...