When environmental calamities unspool their destruction, we often focus on the numbers—acres burned, wind speeds, height of floodwaters. The coming years are likely to draw into focus another metric: ... Read More
At the present time there are a total of 11,650,817 COVID-19 cases and 251,715 related deaths in the United States. CDC COVID Data Tracker (Updated November 20, 2020 12:16 PM). Currently, the vast ... Read More
Tim Benak (QLI) and I hosted Episode 2 of our Between Two Coasts podcast on November 24. Our guests were Becky Curtis of Take Courage Coaching and Dr. Geralyn Datz of Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates. ... Read More
Telemedicine has seen a surge in popularity in 2020. For the workers’ compensation community, this is great news as telemedicine is one more tool available to assist injured workers on their road to ... Read More
There is growing evidence to support the idea that chronic pain and mental health are highly intertwined — and this has huge implications for the treatment of injured workers. While the conventional ... Read More
Facility costs are the fastest growing component of workers’ comp medical expense, a reality that is going be exacerbated by the pandemic. As of July, hospital operating margins had dropped by 28% from ... Read More
As I recently wrote about, on September 4, 2020, the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit published its opinion on MSP Recovery Claims, Series LLC, v. ACE American ... Read More
On October 29, 2020, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury, released a final price transparency rule in health ... Read More
In this era of rapid changes to health care, networks are becoming more important than ever. They’re evolving from relatively straightforward mechanisms for directing patients and controlling costs to ... Read More
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Employees Attacked at Work in Separate Incidents Salt Lake City, UT (WorkersCompensation.com) – In what has become an all-too-common occurrence, workers just doing their jobs were attacked by customers last week in separate incidents.
In Salt Lake ...