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Free National Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter: 2010-2012 Archives and Article List

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December 17, 2012: Psycho-social Challenges of Managing Employee Illness

December 10, 2012: Liberal Republicans, Consensus Politics and a Fluke

December 3, 2012: The Mobile Workforce: WC Experts Dissect the Issues

November 26, 2012: Misclassification of Employees: High Costs of Employment Fraud

November 19, 2012: Experts Discuss Impact of Rising Costs on Causation Standards

November 12, 2012: The Role of Age Regarding Workers' Comp May Be Exaggerated.

November 5, 2012: Impact of Affordable Care Act on Prescription Drug Costs.

October 29, 2012: Evidence of Ethnic Bias in Workers' Comp Awards.

October 22, 2012: Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Comp; Longshore Act Hieroglyphics.

October 15, 2012: 50 State & DC Premium Rate Rankings.

October 8, 2012: High Costs of Long-Term Opioid Use.

October 1, 2012: How to Achieve a Desirable Experience Modification Factor.

September 24, 2012: Amputated Fingertips, Marijuana & Oxycontin Vapors: Intoxication

September 17, 2012: Co-employee Immunity Case With a No Liability Settlement Twist

September 10, 2012: The New Mobile Workforce

September 4, 2012: The Future of Exclusive Remedy: Are Employers Still Protected?

August 27, 2012: The Status of Workers' Comp in the U.S.

August 20, 2012: Why Every Employer Needs a Post-Injury Response Procedure

August 13, 2012: The Case for Clear Guidelines for Nurse Case Managers

August 6, 2012: Love it or Hate it: Medicare Secondary Payer Enforcement Is Here to Stay

July 30, 2012: Wellness Programs and Workers' Comp Costs.

July 23, 2012: Cost Shifting of Workers' Comp Expenses.

July 16, 2012: Debate Over Federal Standards to Guide Workers' Comp Systems.

July 9, 2012: Impact of Affordable Care Act on Insurance Industry.

July 2, 2012: Health Care Reform Law Upheld.

June 25, 2012: Compromising "The Great Compromise".

June 18, 2012: Muddying the Water in Longshore Act Hearing Loss Cases.

June 11, 2012: Claimants' Narcotic Use Mismanaged.

June 4, 2012: Self-Insured Groups for Workers Comp.

May 29, 2012: Workers' Comp Insurance Trends 2012.

May 21, 2012: OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Theories.

May 14, 2012: A New Medicare Set-Aside Reform Bill.

May 7, 2012: Death of a Workers' Comp Opt Out Bill.

April 30, 2012: The Australian Motel Sex Injury Case.

April 23, 2012: Will the SMART Act Pass This Year?

April 16, 2012: The Battle Beween RICO and Exclusive Remedy.

April 9, 2012: Aggressive Surveillance of Injured Worker's Family.

April 2, 2012: Intoxication Presumption.

March 26, 2012: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Roberts (LHWCA case).

March 19, 2012: Recent Medicare Set-Aside Changes.

March 12, 2012: SCOTUS Hears Roberts Oral Argument.

March 5, 2012: The Defense of Intentional Self-Injury.

February 27, 2012: Workers' Comp Reform: Spotlight on North Carolina.

February 21, 2012: Workers' Comp Reform: Spotlight on Illinois.

February 13, 2012: Exclusivity & Intentional Torts Under LHWCA.

February 6, 2012: Chronic Pain Treatment: New Attitudes and Alternatives.

January 30, 2012: Impact of Workers' Comp Reform: NY and CA.

January 23, 2012: Economic Costs of Occupational Injuries.

January 17, 2012: U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Outer Continental Shelf.

January 9, 2012: Top 10 Bizarre Cases for 2011.

January 2, 2012: 10 Myths and Facts About Workers' Compensation.

 

December 19, 2011: Up in Smoke: How Employers Are Using Disclosures in Medical Marijuana Cards to Defeat Claims for Workers' Comp.

December 12, 2011: Top 10 Workers' Comp Cases for 2011; Top 10 Fraud News Items.

December 5, 2011: MMSEA Section 111 Reporting: Identifying Reporting Triggers.

November 28, 2011: Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Three): Strategies.

November 21, 2011: Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part Two): The "P" Stakeholders.

November 14, 2011: Prescription Drug Abuse in America (Part One): The Problem.

November 7, 2011: Medical Costs Trends: Claim Size Matters.

October 31, 2011: Supremes Consider Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

October 24, 2011: Excess Loss Development.

October 17, 2011: Diligent Job Search or Diddling Around.

October 10, 2011: Workers Compensation Claim Frequency.

September 26, 2011: Student-Athlete Controversy.

September 19, 2011: Prescription Drug Costs.

September 12, 2011: MSP Reporting: AIA Seeks Another Delay.

September 6, 2011: Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Workers' Comp Perspective.

August 29, 2011: Battle of the AMA Guides: 5th Edition vs. 6th Edition.

August 22, 2011: Average Weekly Wage & Concurrent Employment.

August 15, 2011: War Hazards Compensation Act: Reimbursement Claims.

August 8, 2011: The Stroke Belt and Implications for Workers' Compensation.

August 1, 2011: FECA Senate Hearing.

July 25, 2011: Spinal Cord and Nerve Root Injuries.

July 18, 2011: Hearing Loss Burden of Proof.

July 11, 2011: State Workers' Comp Ball of Confusion: AIA's Position on WC Issues.

July 5, 2011: Pulmonary Embolism and the Homebased Worker.

June 20, 2011: Out of Network Pharmacies; Home Office Injuries.

June 13, 2011: Off-Label Drugs.

June 6, 2011: Transgender Issues.

May 31, 2011: Cell Phone Distractions.

May 23, 2011: FECA Reform Proposals; Benefits Review Board Update.

May 16, 2011: Full Face Transplant; Medical Foods; P&C Industry Trends.

May 9, 2011: State of the Line; Workers Comp Trends.

May 2, 2011: Prescription Drug Abuse.

April 25, 2011: Radiation Exposure; Medical Fee Schedules.

April 18, 2011: FECA Reform.

April 11, 2011: NCCI's 2011 Workers' Comp Issues Report.

April 4, 2011: Workers' Comp Centennial.

March 28, 2011: Medicare Secondary Payer Reform Legislation; LHWCA Comp Rates.

March 21, 2011: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

March 14, 2011: Medicare Set-Aside & Special Needs Trust; Union Battle.

March 7, 2011: 50 State Labor Law Ranking; Illegal Aliens & Workers Comp.

February 28, 2011: Union Battle.

February 21, 2011: Erectile Dysfunction in Workers Comp Claims.

February 14, 2011: Workers Comp Notable People 2010.

February 7, 2011: Workers Comp Centennial; NCCI's Gauging the Economy.

January 31, 2011: Medicare Set-Aside Allocations; Workers Comp Soft Market.

January 24, 2011: Sex, Lies & Videotape - Injured Worker.

January 17, 2011: FECA & Workers Comp Waste; Medical Residents; AMA Guides.

January 10, 2011: Top 10 Bizarre Cases for 2010.

January 3, 2011: Depression and Delayed Recovery.

 

December 13, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1104026851553.html
Featured Article:
2010 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers' Compensation Issues From a National Perspective, by Thomas A. Robinson.
Featured Article:
2010 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers' Compensation Events in Texas, by Stuart Colburn
Featured Article:
National Workers' Compensation Conference Features Executive Roundtable Discussion in Las Vegas, by Thomas A. Robinson
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: PPOs, AMA Guides, Going and Coming, Lost Wages, Telecommuter

December 6, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103970586016.html
Featured Article:
National Workers' Comp Conference: Claims Expert, Eva LaBonte, Identifies Challenges Associated With America's Aging Workforce, by Thomas A. Robinson.
Featured Article:
PPO Litigation Update: Preferred Provider Organizations: Louisiana Supreme Court Reverses Third Circuit, by Denis Paul Juge
Featured Article:
Videos from the Nat'l Workers' Comp Conference
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Scope of Employment, Dependent Death Benefits, Assault, Exclusivity, Odd-Lot

November 29, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103950007657.html
Featured Article:
National Workers' Comp Conference: Gackenbach Addresses Issues Related to Employee Misclassification at National Workers' Comp Conference in Las Vegas, by Thomas A. Robinson.
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Retaliatory Discharge, Uninsured Motorist, Average Weekly Wage, Permanent Partial Disability, Violation of Absenteeism Policy

November 22, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103925417307.html
Featured Article: Inflation And Workers' Comp: Workers' Comp  Time Bomb for Insurers
Featured Article: National Workers' Comp Conference: Pimentel Delivers Keynote Address at National Workers' Comp Conference in Las Vegas, by Thomas A. Robinson.
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Psychiatric Injury, Domestic Servant, Tort Claim, Employee Status, LHWCA Coverage

November 15, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103881443831.html
Featured Article: Fibromyalgia: Controversy and Confusion, by Stephen Levit, M.D.
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Noncompliance, Fraud, Attorney's Fees in PPO Case, Underinsured Motorist, and Job Retraining

November 8, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103852192753.html
Featured Article: Workers' Comp Reforms Ahead
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Misrepresentation, Spoliation of Evidence, Marital Relationship, Drug Test, and Disqualification

November 1, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103827477019.html
Featured Article: Merged Claim for Taste and Smell Impairment in Delaware Doesn't Pass the Sniff Test! by Cassandra Roberts.
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Post-Termination Claim, Labor Market, Marijuana, Credibility, Death Benefits

October 25, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103794760947.html
Featured Article: New National Study on Workers' Compensation Rates Released by Oregon Dept. of Consumer and Business Services, by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Undocumented Worker, Consequential Injury, Injuries From False Arrest, Occupational Disease - Lyme Disease, Light Work Duty

October 18, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103765617429.html
Featured Article: New NCCI Study Shows Continued Decline in Workers' Comp Claims Frequency, by National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc.
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Nocturnal Seizure, Intentional Tort, Heart Disease, Credit Against Disability Retirement Benefits, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

October 11, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103748974961.html
Featured Article: Medicare Secondary Payer Comes of Age: An Industry Insider's View, by Jennifer C. Jordan
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Medicare Secondary Payer, Increased Risk, Recreational Social Activity, Neutral Risk, Employment Contract

October 4, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103727346930.html
Featured Article: RICO and Workers' Compensation: Federal District Court in Michigan Again Strikes Down RICO Claims Related to Workers' Compensation Disputes, by Thomas A. Robinson
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Exclusive Remedy, Preferred Provider Organizations, Independent Contractor, Non-Subscribing Employer, Expert Medical Advisor

September 27, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103701015011.html 
Featured Article:
Shift Work Sleep Disorder, by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses Staff
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Exclusive Remedy, Privileged Communications, Mileage Costs, Fraud, Hernia as Consequential Injury

September 20, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103682368011.html 
Featured Article: "Are You Odd Enough for Me"?: A new song on Larson Unplugged brings into play the odd lot doctrine
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Drug Trafficking, Fraud - Double Dipper, Widow Status, Prior Work-Related Incident, and Temporary Employee

September 13, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103664227346.html
Featured Article: Opiate Painkillers, by Carol M. Ostrom and Lauren C. Williams
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Consequential Condition, Date of Injury, Prisoner Employee Status, Obesity, Stumble Found Compensable

September 7, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103643623544.html 
Featured Article: MRSA Infection Associated With Worker's Cut Finger Is Not a Consequential Injury. Oregon Court Says Ordinary Standard of Proof - Material Contributing Cause - Applies, by Thomas A. Robinson
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Death benefits, Statute of Limitations, Physician negligence, Independent Medical Examination, Fraud

August 30, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103631789227.html 
Featured Article: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Under Connecticut's Strict Statute, Police Officer Does Not Recover For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After High Speed Chase and Gunfight, by Tom Robinson
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Bystander Exposure, Subpoena in Fraud Case, Exclusive Remedy Rule, Job Demotion, Surveillance Evidence

August 23, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103615500655.html 
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Retaliatory Discharge, Subrogation, Ex Parte Communication, Volunteer Firefighter, Initial Physical Aggressor

August 16, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103606047817.html 
Featured Article: Pennsylvania Court Rules Surveillance Video of Injured Worker During Prayer Service Did Not Violate Worker's Privacy, by Thomas A. Robinson
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Causal Relationship, Accidental Death vs. Suicide, West Nile Virus, Police Recruits Employment Status, Medical Expenses for Future Heart Attack

August 9, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103594455120.html 
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Fraud, Going & Coming Rule, Lung Cancer, PPOs, Subrogation

August 2, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103582228760.html 
Featured Article: Iowa Supreme Court Rules Injured Worker Has Burden of Proof That "Wiggling His Butt" Was Not Disqualifying Horseplay, by Thomas A. Robinson
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Mental Injury, Attorney's Fees, Death Benefits, Intentional Tort, Statute of Limitations

July 26, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103573869738.html 
Featured Article: The ADA at Twenty: A Time for Celebration and Reflection, by Jonathan R. Mook
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Claim Filing, Accidental Injury, Mesothelioma, Stress Claim, Occupational Disease

July 19, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103557579736.html 
Featured Article: ADA and Return-to-Work: Avoiding Litigation, by Maureen Kohl Bennington
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: domestic Servant, Divorce Proceeding, Vision Loss, Findings and Credibility, Hockey Player and Jurisdiction

July 12, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103541915372.html
Featured Article: New York ATF Deposit Requirement Upheld, by Ronald Balter
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Attorney's Fees, Exclusive Remedy, Injury En Route To Medical Appointment, Total Disability, Off-Duty Torts

July 6, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103522117439.html
Featured Article: Return-to-Work: Roadblocks to Return-to-Work Programs, by Maureen Kohl Bennington
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Ppos, Recreation, Mental Injury, Tort, Tactical Delay

June 28, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103498014976.html
Featured Article: The Going and Coming Rule and the Tragedy of Flight 5191: Fortney v. AirTran Airways, Inc., by Marcus Roland
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: immigrant worker, going and coming, stress, diabetes, wrongful death

June 21, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103476371703.html
Featured Article: Gulf Oil Spill:
Oil Spill Likely to Lead to Future Workers' Compensation Claims, by Alabama Workers Comp Blawg
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: asbestos, intentional tort, compensability, interpreter, retaliation

June 14, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103459845980.html
Featured Article: Structured Settlements 101, by William B. Fazio
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: average weekly wage, offset, mental injury, inmate, PPOs

June 7, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103447614919.html
Featured Article: The Undocumented Longshore Claimant: Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al. v. Rodriguez, by Stephen M. Vaughn
Featured Article:
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: medical care, concurrent employment, illegal alien, slip and fall, parking lot

June 1, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103429848711.html
Featured Article:
Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts? by Stephen Levit, MD
Featured Article:
Manipulation Under Anesthesia: A Safe, Effective, and Cost-Effective Procedure for Suitable Candidates, by Edward Cremata, DC
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: death AOE/COE, independent contractors, uninsured motorist, retaliatory discrimination

May 24, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103413363850.html
Featured Article:
Drug Testing of Injured Worker: Claimant Avoids Mandatory Drug Test by "Good Faith" Effort, by Martin Klug
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: exclusivity, ex parte communication, cancellation notice, tort action, fraud

May 17, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103381311800.html
Featured Article:
Prescription Drugs: CMS Clarifies Guidance on Prescription Drugs and Medicare Workers' Comp Set-Aside Agreements
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: gun possession & termination, average weekly wage, intoxication, lump sum, employee status

May 10, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103357743816.html
Featured Article:
Utilization Review and Common Sense in Pennsylvania, by Michael D. Sherman
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: assault, exclusive remedy, insurance policy, course & scope, fellow servant

May 3, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103341205434.html
Featured Article:
New York Injured Worker Tests Positive for Marijuana, by Ronald Balter
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: illegal aliens, death benefits, collateral source, offset, termination

April 26, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103322693319.html
Featured Article:
Kentucky's Thoroughbred Industry and Workers' Compensation: "Out of the Money", by Marcus A. Roland
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: marijuana, retaliation, idiopathic, intoxication, accidental injury

April 19, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103297165462.html
Featured Article: Retaliatory Discharge in Iowa:
Supervisor Is Not Protected When Protecting Injured Employees, by Edwin Detlie
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: black lung, physical ability test, deviation, credit, assault on work premises

April 12, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103271969813.html
Featured Article: Donut Hole:
What You Need to Do Now About the Medicare Set-Asides in Your Files, by Teddy Snyder
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Horseplay, Exclusivity, Idiopathic Condition, Attorney’s Fees, Going and Coming Rule

April 5, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103241142980.html
Larson’s Spotlight: Five Recent Cases You Should Know About, by Thomas A. Robinson: Obesity, Fraud, Health reform, Longshore employee

March 29, 2010
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs077/1102828640660/archive/1103227422480.html
Featured Article:  Employee Misclassification Tops Enforcement List in 2010, by David Tonini