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OK: Governor Signs Bills Impacting Workers’ Comp Court, Benefits

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Governor Brad Henry signed HB2652, a bill that requires Senate confirmation of his nominees to the Workers' Compensation Court, and that reduces the number of judges from 10 to 8, with 5 judges assigned to Oklahoma City and 3 to Tulsa. Judge must have five years experience in...

Edward Cremata, D.C. on Manipulation Under Anesthesia: A Safe, Effective, and Cost-Effective Procedure for Suitable Candidates

“Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a generic term that describes a procedure or set of procedures designed to improve lost ranges of motion due to infiltration of fibrotic and scar tissue. Fibrosis deposition is part of the normal healing process, but can lead to scarring and motion restrictions...

Stephen Levit, M.D. on Spinal Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts?

“Spinal manipulation under anesthesia is a controversial procedure for allegedly treating spine pain using osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation techniques while the patient is under general anesthesia or conscious sedation,” explains Stephen Levit, M.D. “ Its goal is the relief...

Affordable Care Act Case-Shifting Incentives May Result in Increased Medical Costs for Workers’ Compensation

As incentives within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) push more and more patients toward so-called “capitated” health insurance plans—in which payments are “prospectively” made to health care providers at the beginning of the plan year on a per capita...