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Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier... Read More

Choosing an Effective Third Party Administrator - Do Your Homework!
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

A seasoned adjuster could be just as good as, or better, than “predictive analytics” In an effort to streamline costs and promote efficiencies, more and more companies are turning to Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to handle insurance... Read More

California: The RFA as well as the Accompanying Documentation Must Be Considered
Posted on 31 May 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Recently, a panel of commissioners with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) addressed a medical treatment dispute where the question was what documentation had to be considered by the claims adjuster in reviewing a treatment request ... Read More

Industry Bloggers Debate the Workers’ Compensation System
Posted on 8 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the recent California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation 11th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, industry bloggers Mark Walls ( Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn), Robert Rassp ( The Rassp Report ), Rebecca Shafer ( ReduceYourWorkersComp )... Read More

California SB 863 Reforms: Adjusters Should Adjust - The Blowback From UR and IMR
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. So, 2013 is just around the corner and we are gearing up to learn the new law and regulations so that we can apply them in our cases. We have an interim period between now and July 1, 2013 when disputes over medical necessity... Read More

National Workers' Compensation Conference Features Executive Roundtable Discussion in Las Vegas
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

In what will undoubtedly become a permanent part of its yearly offerings, the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, at its 19th annual event held November 10-12, 2010 in Las Vegas, sponsored a spirited Executive Roundtable discussion... Read More

California SB 863 Reforms: Adjusters Should Adjust - The Blowback From UR and IMR
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. So, 2013 is just around the corner and we are gearing up to learn the new law and regulations so that we can apply them in our cases. We have an interim period between now and July 1, 2013 when disputes over medical necessity... Read More

Texas Case Management
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance... Read More

TN: Hearing on Proposed Claims Adjuster Training Rules Scheduled
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NASHVILLE, TN - A hearing will be held August 23, 2010 on the Division of Workers' Compensation's proposed rule on claims aduster training. Read the notice Source: Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Workers'... Read More