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MO: Commission Cuts Percocet From Future Medical Award

The Commission may limit the scope of some future medical awards not only to what body parts are compensable but what specific drugs are reasonable. A recent Commission case prohibits certain narcotics to manage pain from an automobile accident. Claimant failed to show entitlement to percocet, Meyer...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/18/2011) – Chiropractor Charged With Billing For Non-Existent Treatment While Patients Were Actually In Jail

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Narcotics Use Mismanaged: Guidelines Ignored

The most disturbing conclusion that the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) presented in a webinar entitled “Use of Narcotics and Compliance with Guidelines” was that many workers’ compensation claimants (claimants) who were prescribed narcotics were not provided recommended...

California: Timely Utilization Review: WCAB Strictly Applies Bodam Rule

In Gutierrez v. Bigge Crane & Rigging Company , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the defendant’s utilization review of a request for authorization submitted by the applicant’s treating physician, Douglas Abeles, M.D., for prescription...