California governor says that AB 305 is based on a misunderstanding of the American Medical Association’s evidence-based standard.
We are told that we must protect Medicare’s interest in workers' compensation settlements. But what about our own?
The company says it will control spending by aggressively managing which patients get the injectable medications.
An uncooperative claimant or unresponsive legal counsel can stop a claim in its tracks. Here’s how to fix it.
By Joan Collier
You Can’t Go Bankrupt if It’s Illegal
By Joan E. Collier
Well, this is an interesting turn of events. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Arizona recently held that if a debtor’s business is illegal under federal law, the creditor can&rsquo...
In 2012, the entire US opioid market was $8.34 billion. Workers’ comp paid about 17% of that bill. One of every six opioid dollars was spent by the work comp industry. That’s a stunning statistic.
I've been openly critical of the American Medical Association's approach to the opioid epidemic. I've labeled it "necessary, but insufficient" - meaning that the initial recommendation of the AMA's Opioid Abuse Task Force was to encourage physicians to register and use their state's prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Politically safe. Glaringly obvious.
A day that many in West Virginia have waited for has come to pass: Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Mining, is on trial. Proceedings began on October 1 in Charleston Federal Court and are in the jury selection phase.
I remember mediation coming to Florida workers' compensation. Not with a bang or fanfare. It was not popular. I recall some of the sage "old-timers" telling me that it would never work. Mediation was a great tool for civil litigation they allowed, but "it will never work in comp." Asked naively why, and the best response I ever got was "comp is different, everybody knows that."