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The Rassp Report, a law blog
Robert G. Rassp, Esq.Author, "Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation," 2012 © Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender & Co.Chairman of the Board of Directors, Friends Research Institute: www.friendsresearch.org
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The Rassp Report has been selected as a LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2011 & 2012, in the State-Specific Blogs category. "The Rassp Report is an absolute must-read for California practitioners. Attorneys in other states would be wise if they saved a hot link to the blog in their browsers." Read the 2011 announcement here. Read the 2012 anouncement here.
BLOGS, PODCASTS, VIDEOS
Adjusters Should Adjust - The Blowback From UR and IMR (1/5/2013)Labor Code Section 139.48 - The Return to Work Fund: What We Know and What We Don't Know (11/26/2012)SB 863 Checklist and Reference Guide (10/18/2012)California Workers' Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Permanent Disability Provisions (8/28/2012)AMA Guides Fifth Edition Figure 15-19: Strict or Alternative WPI Rating? (8/22/2012)The WCMSA Conundrum in California (7/10/2012)AMA Guides Tip: Understanding the DRE Gap (7/5/2012)The Real McCoy: Is a "Mental-Physical" Injury Compensable? (5/10/2012)Catching Up on Some Zs in California - Sleep Disorders (2/20/2012)Something for Everyone: The AMA Guides and the Central Nervous System (1/25/2012)Opiates, Up Close and Personal (1/16/2012)How California Handles the WCMSA Process (12/29/2011)2011 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers' Compensation Events in California (12/6/2011)Medications We Frequently See in Workers' Comp Physician Reports (11/22/2011)The PQME Process Runs Amok - A Tragic-Comedy (10/21/2011)Depositions, Anyone? (8/26/2011)The Ogilvie DCA Decision: Is Algebra Out and LeBoeuf In? (7/31/2011) (excerpt)Should California Switch to the AMA Guides Sixth Edition? (7/11/2011)2011 Alphabet Soup: MSA, CMS, WCMSA, MSPRC, COBC, C&R, RRE, ORM, TOPC, EIEIO - The Latest in Medicare, Social Security and Your Large C&R in California (4/14/2011)California: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Arbitrations and Are Afraid to Ask (2/27/2011)In Memoriam: Caroline (Carrie) Oldham-Nevans (1957-2011) (2/13/2011)New 2011 Edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation (1/6/2011)Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Permanent Total Disability Under Labor Code Section 4662 (12/30/2010)2010 Year in Review: The Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Events in California (12/3/2010)Robert Rassp and Stuart Colburn Interview on 19th Annual Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference on Executive Roundtable Session (transcript) (12/2/2010)Robert Rassp and Stuart Colburn Interview on 19th Annual Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference on Executive Roundtable Session (video) (12/2/2010)Robert Rassp Interviews Jennifer Jordan on The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance (transcript) (12/2/2010)Robert Rassp Interviews Jennifer Jordan on The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance (video) (12/2/2010)Attorneys Fees and WCMSA - How to Stir Up a Hornet’s Nest in California (11/24/2010)Medications Every Lawyer and Judge Should Know (10/13/2010)The Blackledge Case – The Division of Labor Between the Doctor, the Judge, the DEU Rater and You (9/13/2010)Guzman III, The DCA Speaks (8/22/2010)Can a Risk Factor Become Causative in California? (6/28/2010)California Petitions to Terminate TTD vs. Labor Code Section 4656(c) (5/23/2010)Inextricably Intertwined – Benson Revisited in California (4/20/2010)Ogilvie Rebuttals: The “Skinny” on Shini and Others (3/24/2010)The “Gory Story” – How a Medicare Lien Went Wrong (1/31/2010)Does a Bankruptcy Affect Workers’ Compensation Benefits? (1/2/2010)New 2010 Edition of The Lawyer's Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation (12/30/2009)The 2005 PDRS Debate in California (12/7/2009)A Close Encounter With A Table Saw – Alternative WPI Ratings Post-Almaraz-Guzman II (10/13/2009)Robert Rassp on Almaraz/Guzman II and Ogilvie II (podcast transcript) (9/16/2009)The Dreaded Rule 30 (8/25/2009)Almaraz-Guzman and Ogilvie En Banc Decisions - Are They Currently in Force Pending Reconsideration by the Calif. WCAB? (5/6/2009)Genetic Discrimination and California Workers' Compensation (9/7/2008)Another “Weird-Assed” Medical Condition in the AMA Guides and How to Rate It for Permanent Impairment (8/4/2008)California's Proposed 2009 Permanent Disability Rating Schedule - Is Your Head Spinning Yet? (5/11/2008)
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If you have a question about the AMA Guides and how it interacts with California workers’ compensation law, ask the expert, Robert G. Rassp, Esq.
EMERGING ISSUES COMMENTARY
Robert G. Rassp on SB 863 and Permanent Disability: A Practitioner's Survival Guide to California Workers' Compensation Reform (9/4/2012) Robert G. Rassp on the Ogilvie DCA Decision: Is Algebra Out and LeBoeuf In? (7/31/2011) Robert G. Rassp on Ogilvie Formula for California Workers Compensation Cases (12/7/2009) Robert G. Rassp on Five of the Most Controversial Issues in AMA Guides and California Workers' Compensation Cases (2/11/2008) Robert G. Rassp on Affirming Fuentes Rule for Permanent Disability Indemnity Calculation (10/28/2007)
The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation, by Robert G. RasspThe Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, Jennifer C. Jordan, Editor-in-Chief (Contributing Writer: Robert G. Rassp)Rassp & Herlick, California Workers’ Compensation Law, Seventh Edition, Robert G. Rassp, Editor-in-Chief