On November 1 at WorkCompCentral's Comp Laude® in San Diego I attended a session that reinforced how different "empathy" is from "sympathy". Spoiler alert; the words mean completely different things. ... Read More
As required by section 202 of The SMART Act, CMS is required to annually review its costs relating to recovering conditional payments as compared to recovery amounts. Last year in 2016, CMS announced that ... Read More
People are talking about workers' compensation, perhaps more today than ever. This is the Sixth in an 11-post series (links to the first five are at the end of this post), that attempts to overview various ... Read More
The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico has issued an interesting decision involving the uncertainty for the need of a Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA) in a medical malpractice ... Read More
According to an article that everyone should read, especially those that have chronic pain...
You can un-learn chronic pain.
The article is entitled "Brain Imaging Shows We Can Unlearn Chronic Pain" with a ... Read More
There have been various posts and comments on social media that contend there is a growing population of injured workers that struggle to find counsel. However, I have yet to see any empirical data that ... Read More
An interesting paper was published in July 2017 by the Center for Law and Social Science. It is a statistical analysis of aspects of litigation in New York. It is focused upon data found in ... Read More
People are talking about workers' compensation, perhaps more today than ever. This is the fourth in an 11-post series (links to the first three are at the end of this post), that attempts to overview various ... Read More
Mediation in workers' compensation is an area in which Florida was the pioneer. In the 1990s, Florida tested and then mandated mediation in workers' compensation claims. Mediation has been very effective in ... Read More
Trump Proposes Merger of Labor and Education Washington, D.C. (WorkersCompensation.com) – Under a new Trump administration proposal, the same organization that is responsible for “Common Core” will now be responsible for the federal ...