Workers' Compensation

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NCCI: States That Switch to AMA Guides Sixth Edition See Big Drop in Impairment Ratings
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

NCCI has recently analyzed the impact of the AMA Guides Sixth Edition for three states that recently switched from the Fifth Edition to the Sixth Edition, finding a trend where substantial decreases in impairment ratings resulted. In Tennessee, impairment... Read More

Cost Containment From Soup to Nuts: Rebecca Shafer’s Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%, 2012 Edition
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. When a workers’ compensation maven of Rebecca Shafer’s caliber shares her expertise about implementing cost containment best practices, industry professionals can’t afford to do anything but listen. Likewise... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Under Romneycare Provides Clues for Nationwide Future of Systems
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. Uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court deciding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional would impact workers’ compensation systems makes this a good time to review an expert’s... Read More

Comparing Workers’ Compensation and General Healthcare Costs: Compensable Care Incurs Higher Fees
Posted on 27 Jun 2013 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. Countless studies and the experience of participants in workers’ compensation systems have shown that the prices for medical care within those systems far exceed the costs of comparable treatments in the general healthcare... Read More

Post-Hire Fitness Evaluation May Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs for Lower Back Injuries in Commercial Truck Drivers
Posted on 7 Jun 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

Reducing the Financial Pain of Lower Back Pain With workers’ compensation costs on a relentless march upwards, studies suggesting that growth in some areas could possibly be tempered are sure to spark some interest and help validate what we intuitively... Read More