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California: Employer Representative at Applicant's Deposition
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by Nigel Scott Baker, Esq.

The WCAB issued an opinion, Padilla v. LAMTA , (6/28/10, ADJ6981165) which dealt with the issue of having an employer representative at the deposition (especially during the portions in which prior medical history was being discussed). If you would like... Read More

UT: Bulletin Regarding Electro-Physiologic Testing
Posted on 4 Feb 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Salt Lake City, UT (CompNewsNetwork) - The Utah Labor Commission's Medical Fee Guidelines govern payments to medical providers for their treatment of injured workers under the Utah Workers' Compensation Act. Title III, Section 11.i states that... Read More

ME: Medical Fee Schedule Sparks Debate With Employers and Healthcare Providers
Posted on 5 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUGUSTA, ME - Employers in Maine continue to pressure the Workers' Compensation Board to create a medical fee schedule that considerably lowers medical fees that hospitals and other medical providers can charge them for treatment of injured workers... Read More

American Medical Association Joins the Twitter Revolution With Over 1,100 Followers and Counting
Posted on 24 Apr 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHICAGO, IL - The American Medical Association launched its Twitter profile on April 1, 2009, and now has over 1,100 followers. The AMA says it will provide "tweets" with timely AMA news and information. A quick review of the "tweets"... Read More

Study Indicates Exercise Is Underutilized as Treatment for Chronic Back and Neck Pain
Posted on 26 Mar 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

A study conducted by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, indicates that exercise is being underutilized as a treatment for chronic back and neck pain. Less than half of the subjects interviewed prescribed exercise. Interestingly, the likelihood... Read More

Study Says Workers' Comp Patients Get Less Benefit From Back Surgery
Posted on 28 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Surgery provides better results than nonsurgical treatment for most patients with back pain related to a herniated disk—but not for those receiving workers' compensation for work-related injuries, reports a study in the January 1 issue of Spine... Read More

Study Indicates Michigan Provides Better Value Proposition for Injured Workers and Employers Compared to 10 Other States
Posted on 13 Jul 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE, MA - When employers pay more for medical care for injured workers, workers should experience better outcomes. Otherwise, the logical question becomes: “Why are employers paying more?” Comparing Outcomes for Injured Workers in... Read More

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Approves Fee Increase for Medical Providers and Plans Further Changes
Posted on 27 Sep 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio BWC has approved a fee increase for medical providers, seeks to streamline bill payments, increase standards for private companies that manage workers' compensation claims, and give patients more choice for doctors and access... Read More

Oklahoma Workers' Comp Court Adopts New Treatment Guidelines for Lumbar and Cervical Spine
Posted on 19 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TULSA, OK - The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court has adopted new guidelines for the treatment of the lumbar spine and cervical spine, effective August 15, 2009. Guidelines for the Treatment of Lumbar Spine Guidelines for the Treatment of Cervical... Read More

CWCI Tracks Increased Use of Physician Networks in California Workers’ Comp Following Reform
Posted on 17 Dec 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND, CA - Use of physician networks in California workers’ compensation, which nearly doubled in the first year after the state lawmakers passed reforms in 2004 that allowed development of Medical Provider Networks (MPNs), is continuing to increase... Read More

Denmark Compensates Night Workers After *** Cancer Link
Posted on 24 Mar 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Thirty-seven women in Denmark have won the right to compensation after claiming that their *** cancer was linked to their long-term night shift work, said the National Board of Industrial Injuries. Source: AFP To read the full... Read More

Critics Say Utah Study Finding No Link Between Meth Labs and Cancer Was Botched
Posted on 20 Nov 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

UTAH - A study approved by the Utah legislature shows that there's no link between meth lab clean up and illnesses of police officers, but critics of the study call it botched. Source: KSL To read the full article, click here . Read More

MD: Cost Per Claim for Drugs Prescribed to Injured Workers in Maryland Was Slightly Higher Than Study Median
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The cost per claim for prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Maryland was slightly higher than in most study states in a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The 16-state study by the Cambridge... Read More

CA: CWCI Reports on Medical Network Provider Use in California
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OAKLAND, CA - New CWCI Research finds that the use of network providers to deliver medical services to injured workers, which rose sharply following the introduction of MPNs, has continued, albeit at a slower pace, as has the growth in the percentage... Read More

Zagat to Rate Physicians for Wellpoint Customers
Posted on 18 Feb 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - Zagat, the well-known restaurant guides, will be reviewing and rating physicians for Wellpoint customers. Source: The New York Times To read the full article, click here . Read More