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Have Yourself a Merry Little Waiver: Referral of Medical Treatment for UR Concedes Causation in Delaware
Posted on 16 Dec 2015 by Cassandra Roberts

It is very fitting to feature a case involving UPS this time of year. I stumbled upon Paul Schneider v United Parcel Service , IAB#1283119 (12/1/15) and what makes this case a bit of a “re-gifting” is that it contains what most would think... Read More

God Rest Ye Merry? Well, Not So Much in This Delaware Superior Court Ruling on Provider Certification
Posted on 28 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Above is my firstborn, Jocelyn, ringing the bell at the Prices Corner Wal-Mart. I am one partial Mama Bear but don't you agree she is the prettiest bell-ringer you have ever seen. Interestingly, this picture will likely make my other girl, Sweet Caroline... Read More

Thank Heaven for Little Girls….. and “Clean Claims” in Delaware
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Cassandra Roberts

This comes to us from Christopher Logullo of Chrissinger & Baumberger, also known as in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual. I had commented recently about how I love hearing from counsel regarding their cases and more importantly, their take on the... Read More

Texas Performance Based Oversight (11/2/2011)
Posted on 2 Nov 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

The Division is evaluating the current criteria Performance Based Oversight (PBO) committee meetings and seeking additional measures. The Division is also accepting input on the weights given to the various measures, a re-assessment opportunity, procedure... Read More

No "Lunacy" Here in Delaware: Employer's Payment of Medical Bills Does Not Create an "Implied Agreement" for Statute of Limitations Purposes
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Today is post is compliments of Nancy Chrissinger Cobb. And spoiler alert-- this case is boring. Not your usual Harlequin romance of a workers comp scenario..... But that said, it was authored by Chief Hearing Officer Baum and that alone makes it worth... Read More

Hatchet Job: Delaware IAB Orders Separation of Bills for Compensable Body Part
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Today's post is offered up by attorney Chris Logullo of Chrissinger & Baumberger. A recent Motion Day Hearing on the issue of what happens when the carrier requests that the doctor delineate his medical charges to parcel out the compensable treatment... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (3/18/2013)
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: NCOIL Adopts Model Law to Rein in Repackaged Drug Pricing... Read More

MO: SIF Owes Interest on Medical Bills After an Award
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by Martin Klug

If the Second Injury Fund must pay medical bills because an employer lacks insurance, when is the claimant allowed interest when the bills are not paid promptly? Eason v Adams Towing Inc. , DOLIR 7-19-11, is a Commission case of first impression to indicate... Read More

TX: DWC Wants To Reconsider Payment Of Medical Bills
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments on informally proposed rules to amend 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §§133.2; 133.240, 133.250, and... Read More

LA: LWCC Promotes Lloyd Colvin to Occupational Medicine Manager
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Baton Rouge, LA (CompNewsNetwork) - Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) has promoted Lloyd Colvin to Occupational Medicine Manager. Colvin succeeds Jules P. Debetaz, who retired in May. Colvin has an extensive background in... Read More

The War Eagle Post: Board Issues First Ruling In the "First State Orthopedics Class Action" -- And a Large Fine!!
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Well I am back from Auburn University Camp War Eagle and, having made the maiden voyage with my new device, all I can say is nothing but the love of God will separate me from my Ipad2. After years of being a communication dinosaur and having done without... Read More

Illinois Medical Fee Schedule FAQ and Guidelines 2010
Posted on 3 Mar 2010 by Brad Bleakney

The Illinois Workers Compensation Medical Fee Schedule has been supplemented with answers to FAQs generated from recent fee schedule seminars around the state. As a result of common questions posed by the medical community and workers compensation payers... Read More

No "Lunacy" Here in Delaware: Employer's Payment of Medical Bills Does Not Create an "Implied Agreement" for Statute of Limitations Purposes
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Today is post is compliments of Nancy Chrissinger Cobb. And spoiler alert-- this case is boring. Not your usual Harlequin romance of a workers comp scenario..... But that said, it was authored by Chief Hearing Officer Baum and that alone makes it worth... Read More

God Rest Ye Merry? Well, Not So Much in This Delaware Superior Court Ruling on Provider Certification
Posted on 28 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Above is my firstborn, Jocelyn, ringing the bell at the Prices Corner Wal-Mart. I am one partial Mama Bear but don't you agree she is the prettiest bell-ringer you have ever seen. Interestingly, this picture will likely make my other girl, Sweet Caroline... Read More

The Proverbs 31 Post....and a Little Utilization Review Round-Up in Delaware
Posted on 27 Jul 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." Proverbs 31:26. Today's post is a little self-therapy. I always strive to be the quintessential Proverbs 31 woman, and while I invariably fall short, at least on... Read More