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Court Dismisses Suit Seeking to Hold Carrier Liable for Reimbursing Medicare Payments
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Mark Popolizio, Esquire

By: Mark Popolizio, Esquire In Caldera v. Insurance Company of State of Pennsylvania , No. C-11-321, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12888 (S.D. Texas February 2, 2012) a claimant filed a private cause of action claim against the workers’ compensation carrier... Read More

Evidence-Based Medicine Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. The current trend across the country is to require evidence-based medicine for treatment of employees who are injured on the job. Statutory and regulatory mandates are emerging on a state-by-state basis. Stakeholders within... Read More

California: A Post-Mortem on Dubon
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by McCarthyRob

By Rob McCarthy Maurice Abarr wants to set the record straight about what happened leading up to the Dubon II en banc decision earlier this month. He got the chance Saturday at a Van Nuys panel discussion, hosted by Lawworm.com Inc. Maurice is the... Read More

CWCI Estimates Workers’ Comp Spinal Implant Pass-Through Payments Topped $67 Million in 2010
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Duplicate payments to hospitals allowed by the California Workers’ Compensation Official Medical Fee Schedule for implantable hardware used in spinal surgery added an average of $20,137 in fees to 3,350 work injury claims in 2010, boosting workers’... Read More

MO: Cloudy Mind Keeps Nurse From Working
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Martin Klug

A nurse can never work again according to the Commission, affirming an award of permanent and total disability and open medical for a 49 year old R.N. in Jordan v. St. John's Mercy Health Systems , DOLIR 8-11-11. The Commission modified her compensation... Read More

Court Dismisses Suit Seeking to Hold Carrier Liable for Reimbursing Medicare Payments
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Mark Popolizio, Esquire

By: Mark Popolizio, Esquire In Caldera v. Insurance Company of State of Pennsylvania , No. C-11-321, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12888 (S.D. Texas February 2, 2012) a claimant filed a private cause of action claim against the workers’ compensation... Read More

CWCI Estimates Workers’ Comp Spinal Implant Pass-Through Payments Topped $67 Million in 2010
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Duplicate payments to hospitals allowed by the California Workers’ Compensation Official Medical Fee Schedule for implantable hardware used in spinal surgery added an average of $20,137 in fees to 3,350 work injury claims in 2010, boosting workers’... Read More

WY: Div. of Workers' Comp to Study Impact of High Rates of Back Surgeries
Posted on 19 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CASPER, WY - State Senator Charlie Scott (R-Casper) placed an amendment into the state budget for 2011-12, asking the Wyoming Division of Workers' Compensation to study the impact of high rates of back surgeries in the state. Source: Cowboy State... Read More