TN: House and Senate Speakers Signs Bill 2928

Nashville, TN (CompNewsNetwork) - On Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, both the speakers of the House and Senate signed Bill 2928. The bill establishes a conclusive presumption that any employee claiming a work related injury on or after July 1, 2010, that results in any time in pain management is at maximum...

TN: Gov. Signs Bill for Max Medical Improvement Date for Pain Management Treatments Cases

Nashville, TN (CompNewsNetwork) - The Governor of Tennessee signed Senate Bill 2928 yesterday. The bill establishes a conclusive presumption that any employee claiming a work related injury on or after July 1, 2010, that results in any time in pain management is at maximum medical improvement upon the...

RSD in DE: "Yes Sir, that's my Baby"--70 year old Specialist is touted and Ketamine treatment upheld

Okay, after all the ballyhoo this week about Utilization Review, fines, missed deadlines, and lawyers now practicing under the fear of God [well, some of us do that anyway], I am ready to write about something gentle, upbeat, uplifting, or at least non-controversial..... So I came across this decision...

CWCI Research Spotlights Fentanyl Prescribing Patterns in California Workers’ Comp

In a study published last month, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute found that the top 10% of doctors who prescribe extremely potent, highly addictive Schedule II opioids for injured workers in California account for nearly 80% of all workers’ compensation prescriptions for these...

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Three) - Strategies

By Stuart Colburn, Esq. This is the third part of a three-part series on prescription drug abuse in America. Part One explained “the problem”. Part Two identified the stakeholders involved with this epidemic. Part Three below discusses strategies for addressing prescription drug abuse...

Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Three) - Strategies

By Stuart Colburn, Esq. This is the third part of a three-part series on prescription drug abuse in America. Part One explained “the problem”. Part Two identified the stakeholders involved with this epidemic. Part Three below discusses strategies for addressing prescription drug...

Oh, the Pain of Inadequacy: Chiropractor Trumps Doctor in this Delaware Utilization Review Appeal

Today's post comes to us from Walt Schmittinger, offering up the outcome of a UR appeals case tried to the Board in Milford two weeks ago. The appeal was from a UR non-cert of chiropractic care with Dr. Michael Gandolfo. Here is what Walt had to say: "Actually I found it noteworthy as...

Oh, the Pain of Inadequacy: Chiropractor Trumps Doctor in this Delaware Utilization Review Appeal

Today's post comes to us from Walt Schmittinger, offering up the outcome of a UR appeals case tried to the Board in Milford two weeks ago. The appeal was from a UR non-cert of chiropractic care with Dr. Michael Gandolfo. Here is what Walt had to say: "Actually I found it noteworthy as a...

Hurts So Good: Delaware UR Appeal Reverses In Favor Of Peripheral Nerve Stimulator

Let's face it-Mike Freebery in his cashmere robe is a tough act to follow. So is Wil Davis basking in the glow of his successful defense of a heart attack case (not quite sure what he wears to bed). But along comes James Donovan with a little update on the topic of UR appeals. And is it all that...

Hurts So Good: Delaware UR Appeal Reverses In Favor Of Peripheral Nerve Stimulator

Let's face it-Mike Freebery in his cashmere robe is a tough act to follow. So is Wil Davis basking in the glow of his successful defense of a heart attack case (not quite sure what he wears to bed). But along comes James Donovan with a little update on the topic of UR appeals. And is it all that...