Workers' Compensation

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California: A Hint of Things to Come in WCAB's Re-Review of Dubon?
Posted on 23 Jun 2014 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

In Garcia-Picen v. Tight Quarters, Inc., the Appeals Board, in a split panel opinion, held that the WCJ incorrectly determined that the defendant’s UR of a treating physician’s request for authorization to provide viscosupplementation injections... Read More

California: IMR Reviewer’s Conclusion Contradicted by IMR Reviewer’s Own Summary of Case
Posted on 22 Apr 2016 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

Beware of UR and IMR physicians who use MTUS, ACOEM, and ODG guidelines to deny treatment when, in fact, other MTUS, ACOEM, or ODG guidelines do support an RFA from a treating physician In Gonzalez-Ornelas v. County of Riverside , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp... Read More

2017 RAND Study Evaluates Occupational Disability Guidelines (ODG)
Posted on 22 Jul 2017 by Stuart D. Colburn

RAND Corp. published its review of the (1) Technical Quality and (2) Clinical Acceptance of the Occupational Disability Guidelines (ODG) published by Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI). This paper briefly discusses the RAND report. Who Is Work Loss Data... Read More

JOEM Study Supports Contention that EBM Guidelines Result in Better Outcomes for Injured Workers and Reduced Costs for Employers
Posted on 15 Jun 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

First Comprehensive Study Evaluating EBM Guidelines in Comp Setting In recent years within the workers’ compensation (WC) arena, proponents of evidence-based medicine (EBM) have contended that managing an injured worker’s care according... Read More