The old aphorism goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That saying is probably never more accurate than when attending a conference such as the annual FWCI gathering in ... Read More
I have studied leadership for many years, in an attempt to intellectually understand what constitutes the essential qualities of an effective leader. Personal observation has also informed my quest to assay ... Read More
The basic terms we use in workers' compensation have meanings, associations and connotations whether we like them or not. I received a lot of questions and comments on my last post about terms such as ... Read More
WC is statutorily required in all states (except Texas, where an employer can opt out of the system and take their chances under common law when an employee is injured). So how can there be so many E&O ... Read More
Workers' compensation is an extremely complex form of social insurance. Those who specialize in workers' compensation tend to adopt jargon as a kind of shorthand to express concepts to those in the ... Read More
As I was preparing to write a blog for this website last week, I received unexpected and tragic personal news. My best friend had succumbed to complications from multiple myeloma (blood plasma cancer) after ... Read More
There has been major emphasis over the last decade in the WC industry, and indeed in healthcare in general, on hospitalizations, pharmaceutical spend, and diagnostic testing. Naturally, this has taken shape ... Read More
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