Workers' Compensation

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New CWCI Study Looks at Independent Medical Review Outcomes in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 25 Apr 2015 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new analysis of independent medical review decisions issued in 2014 suggests that the medical dispute resolution process mandated by the workers’ compensation reform bill enacted in 2012 is working to assure that the treatment provided to California... Read More

How to Utilize a Medical Expert and Effectively Present Causation Opinions
Posted on 17 Feb 2017 by Stuart D. Colburn

The seminal causation paper will never be written. This fact provides the author at least some comfort as this paper briefly wades into the agenda-driven minefield of causation in a workers’ compensation claim. Causation, like beauty, is often... Read More

CWCI Reviews California Workers’ Comp Q1 2015 Independent Medical Review Outcomes
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new analysis of 2015 independent medical review (IMR) outcomes shows there was no significant reduction in IMR volume in the first quarter of this year, even though the independent medical reviewers continue to concur with the utilization review (UR... Read More

Medical Expert Says U.S. Health Industry Often Guilty of “Overkill”
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

Significant percentage of medical care procedures is unnecessary Much has been written about the explosion of health care costs in the workers’ compensation system. Indeed, most experts agree that medical care expenses now represent more than... Read More