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Combatting the Evils of Opioid Addiction: When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease
Posted on 10 Mar 2013 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. LexisNexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to Lexis Advance. Bracketed citations link to lexis.com. The numerous ills associated with workers’ compensation claimants (claimants) abusing prescribed opioids is a... Read More

Understanding Geographic Variation in the Use of Treatment Guidelines for Occupational Injuries
Posted on 5 Feb 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

Greater medical consensus could reduce geographic variability A recent study published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that there is geographic variation in the use of medical treatment guidelines that reaches... Read More

New York Treatment Guidelines Heading for Implementation 12/1/10: An Interview With Ken Eichler and Dr. Jon Seymour of the Reed Group, and Christopher Wolfkiel of ACOEM
Posted on 2 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the 19th Annual Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, NV, Rebecca Shafer, Attorney and Risk Consultant , President of Amaxx Risk Solutions interviewed Ken Eichler, Director of Gov't and Insurance Services, and... Read More

Drug Formularies, Texas Style: Coming Soon to a State Near You?
Posted on 13 Jul 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. As policymakers, risk managers, and insurers... Read More

New York Workers’ Compensation State of Mind
Posted on 23 May 2013 by Ronald E. Weiss & Ronald Balter

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance. The 2013 Edition of New York Workers’ Compensation Handbook is now available. The following article is excerpted from the Handbook: ... Read More

Strong Correlation Between Nonopoid Substance Abuse Disorders and Therapeutic Opioid Addiction
Posted on 7 Mar 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

Patients with such disorders 28 times more likely to become addicted to opioids 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... Read More

California: UR and the Five Day Rules (Watch Out!)
Posted on 11 Aug 2013 by Mark Kahn

By Mark L. Kahn (Associate Chief Judge retired), Arbitrator/Mediator/Attorney-Altman, Lunche & Blitstein Utilization review under the new Independent Medical Review process begins with the receipt by the claims administrator of a written “Request... Read More

100th Anniversary of New York Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Ronald Balter

By Ronald E. Weiss, Esq. and Ronald Balter, Esq. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the enactment of New York’s Workers’ (then Workmens’) Compensation Law. It is well known that the death of so many workers in the horrific Triangle... Read More

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law Changes 2012
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Denis Paul Juge

By Denis Paul Juge, Esq., Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli, Frieman & Whiteley, djuge@wcdefense.com The following is a summary of the 2012 legislative amendments to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. The major law changes were at the... Read More

WCRI Releases Annual Study Highlighting Impact of the 2007 Workers’ Compensation Reforms in New York
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

Introduction In December 2011, the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute [Cambridge, MA] (“WCRI”) published its fourth annual report evaluating the effects of the so-called workers’ compensation “reforms” passed... Read More

Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law Changes 2012
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Denis Paul Juge

By Denis Paul Juge, Esq., Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli, Frieman & Whiteley, djuge@wcdefense.com The following is a summary of the 2012 legislative amendments to the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. The major law changes were at the... Read More

WCRI Releases Annual Study Highlighting Impact of the 2007 Workers’ Compensation Reforms in New York
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

Introduction In December 2011, the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute [Cambridge, MA] (“WCRI”) published its fourth annual report evaluating the effects of the so-called workers’ compensation “reforms” passed... Read More

New York Treatment Guidelines Heading for Implementation 12/1/10: An Interview With Ken Eichler and Dr. Jon Seymour of the Reed Group, and Christopher Wolfkiel of ACOEM
Posted on 2 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the 19th Annual Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, NV, Rebecca Shafer, Attorney and Risk Consultant , President of Amaxx Risk Solutions interviewed Ken Eichler, Director of Gov't and Insurance Services, and... Read More

NY: WCB Posts MT Guidelines & Prescribed Narcotic Medications
Posted on 2 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - Concerns have been raised that claimants on long term narcotics and other pain medications will have their medications discontinued because of recommendations in the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTG). This is not true... Read More

NY: NYSWCB Posts Notice of Proposed Medical Treatment Guidelines
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has posted notice of proposed medical treatment guidelines for workers' compensation injuries or illnesses to the neck, back, shoulder, and knee, and amends other provisions to support... Read More