Almost 25 years ago, California became the first state to allow marijuana for medical use with the passage of Proposition 215. Now, 35 more states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin ... Read More
I am glad how the workers’ compensation industry has tackled the issue of COVID. I have a few observations here, based in part on a sample with one: my own COVID experience and my work.
I contracted ... Read More
For hundreds of years medical providers have taken an oath or vow derived from The Hippocratic Oath, which champions the ethical and humane treatment of the sick. Health, healing, and prevention are ... Read More
Pre-COVID-19, infectious diseases were not considered work-related for most employee populations except for those that have an identified risk in the workplace such as healthcare workers and researchers in ... Read More
Delayed recovery has always worried the workers’ compensation industry. And, when the pandemic forced the cancelation and postponement of surgeries and post-surgical physical therapy, delayed recovery ... Read More
We are now hitting what is being referred to as “the wall of the pandemic” where people are feeling isolated and lonelier than ever. The holidays are over and spring still feels like an eternity ... Read More
Background on PAID Act & Overview of Sec. 111 Query Process
The Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute was amended in December of 2020 with the passage of the Provide Accurate Information Directly ... Read More
An attempted class action pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) private cause of action for double damages filed in a North Carolina District Court by a Medicare beneficiary against a workers’ ... Read More
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Those Summer Days Ah, yes, roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer where sitting under a shade tree with lemonade and a summer breeze makes you feel fine. Ninety dazzling days or thereabouts for beaches and barbeques, ...