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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Oklahoma Key Workers’ Comp Reforms Ruled Unconstitutional

Larson's Spotlight on Medical Examiners, Independent Contractor, Substantial Deviation, Methadone and Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law, has compiled the...

California: WCAB Applies Neri Hernandez to Home Health Care Services Cases

The WCAB has issued two noteworthy panel decisions involving home health care services in light of Neri Hernandez (en banc). In each of these decisions, which involved critically injured workers, the WCAB has signaled in very strong terms that it will not tolerate a defendant's bad-faith or frivolous...

California: Utilization Review: Timelines for Expedited Review When Imminent and Serious Threat Exists

In Rodriguez v. Air Eagle, Inc., 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB has provided guidance on the expedited review of a request for authorization and on the burden of proof of a prescription for home health care services. UR Denial Timeline for Expedited Review The WCAB, amending the WCJ’s...

New Mexico: Court Approves Injured Worker’s Use of Medical Marijuana

Where an injured worker who had sustained work-related back injuries unsuccessfully sought “conventional” treatment for pain and discomfort and subsequently turned to the use of medical marijuana, the employer and insurer could be required to pay the cost of such “treatment” as...

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The Effect of Drug Fee Schedules and Other Factors on Workers’ Comp Prescription Drug Costs

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter NCCI studies have shown that establishing a fee schedule for physician services can help keep down costs in workers’ compensation claims, and in “ The Impact of Workers Compensation Drug...

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