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California Insurers Seeking Second Round of Reductions of Medical Bills

Insurance companies in California have been lately seeking a second round of reductions of medical bills for payments they had already reduced several years prior. These requests for reimbursement/restitution are made from payments to medical providers that are several years old. In some instances...

The Impact of Obesity on the Resolution of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Obesity is a national problem. This is not new news. Every day we are inundated with information about the obesity epidemic. Simply search the word on the Internet and you find over twenty-three million possible sites with information regarding obesity. Television is a non-stop advertisement for weight...

Employee Misclassification Tops Enforcement List in 2010

In 2010, employers can expect an unprecedented increase in enforcement efforts targeting employees misclassified as Form 1099 independent contractors. Attention to this issue has been growing in recent years. However, with state and federal budget deficits now headlining the news, and cash-strapped governments...

  • 03-30-2010 | 23:09 PM
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Prevention in Health Reform

Health reform or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed by the House of Representatives on March 21, 2010, and signed by the President on March 23, 2010. While even the passive follower of health reform surely recognizes the historic nature of this event, many of the details are not...