Workers' Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation System Slammed for Poor Quality Health Care and Failure to Innovate
Posted on 7 Nov 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. An important, but overlooked element associated with... Read More

Medicare Secondary Payer Law: 2013 in Review
Posted on 11 Jan 2014 by Jennifer Jordan

I have come to realize that there are no easy solutions for the MSP problems we face in claims because the MSP is not the problem. Our MSP issues are collateral damage of more systemic societal problems we face as a nation. We clearly do not know how... Read More

United States: Workers’ Compensation Disability Findings Not Binding in Social Security Disability Claim
Posted on 15 Sep 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Observing that it is well settled law that an administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing a Social Security claim for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) need not give controlling weight to a treating physician's opinions concerning a claimant's “disability”... Read More

Court Grants Hearing in LHWCA Settlement When CMS Declined to Review Case Within Its Thresholds
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC Medicare set-asides have become an albatross for all insurers. And despite all their efforts to do exactly what CMS wants in the interest of protecting the Medicare Trust funds, CMS is constantly... Read More

Experts Debate Need for Federal Standards to Guide Workers’ Compensation Systems
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

In the Spring 2012 edition of the IAIABC Journal , John F. Burton, Jr. J.D., Ph.D. , Gregory Krohm, Ph.D. , and Douglas J. Holmes, J.D. participated in a roundtable discussion of topics that included the relationship between the federal Social Security... Read More

Court Grants Hearing in LHWCA Settlement When CMS Declined to Review Case Within Its Thresholds
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC Medicare set-asides have become an albatross for all insurers. And despite all their efforts to do exactly what CMS wants in the interest of protecting the Medicare Trust funds, CMS is constantly... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: January to March 2011
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

Anne Noonan has been named the new Commissioner of the Department of Labor. Ms. Noonan has experience in the VT workers' compensation arena with her prior work with the VSEA. Mary Sarazin, formerly an attorney with Chip Powell's office, has... Read More

Experts Debate Need for Federal Standards to Guide Workers’ Compensation Systems
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

In the Spring 2012 edition of the IAIABC Journal , John F. Burton, Jr. J.D., Ph.D. , Gregory Krohm, Ph.D. , and Douglas J. Holmes, J.D. participated in a roundtable discussion of topics that included the relationship between the federal Social Security... Read More