Has the World Gone Mad? DE IAB decision rules that doctor's testimony satisfies Section 2322F(a)

Okay, I guess you can tell from the title that I don't get it.....the ruling that is. This case came before a Hearing Officer on a DACD for recurrence of total disability and claim for medical bills. Dr. Bruce Grossinger was the treating doctor and we all know that carries its own implications. The...

Rubbed the Wrong Way? DE IAB rules massage therapists cannot piggyback on chiropractor's provider certification under Section 2322D

In the latest and greatest of Delaware IAB Utilization Review appeals, a further refinement of law comes out of the case Andrea Tullock Grulke v. Amazon.com , IAB # 1334951 (7/8/10), a decision authored by that scholar among men, Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum. Grulke involved an appeal taken by the...

The Emperor's New Clothes: Delaware IAB Decision Strips Doctor Naked

Okay, in fairness to Dr. Atkins, this ruling could have been about any number of local doctors. Or at least a few of them that seem to share similar practices when it comes to production of their records. In a recent case, Randal Salyer v. State of Delaware , IAB # 1336020 (6/17/10), the Board both in...

Utilization Review in Delaware: Yikes!! The Return of the Fine and (another) Deadline Blown?

I am not sure I have all the details nor are they apparent from this recent "Motion Day" Order, but it is pretty clear to me from the ruling in Frederick Tulowitzki v. Property Advisory Services Corp. , IAB # 1334523 (7/1/10) (Order) that we are now living on perpetual red alert. And since...