Workers’ Compensation Issues

Workers' Compensation Issues

Morphine anyone?

Morphine anyone? That’s the 64 thousand dollar question. I don’t usually do this, but I’m going to post a very personal observation. During the last few years, CID Review has posted a number of articles about the use and abuse of narcotic medications. In fact, […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

The smartphone and neck pain

The use of the smartphone contributes to the development of neck pain. So says a study recently published in the Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. The study stated that 53% of mobile phone (smartphone) users suffer from numbness or neck aches. The culprit is […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

California wins again

The State of California wins again! California leads the nation in questionable workers’ compensation claims. According to a recent news release by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), California is the leader in the number of questionable workers’ compensation claims. In 2011, 3,474 questionable claims […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Good news in workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation costs are rising. No surprise there. Everything in health care costs more than it used to. However, there is some good news in the workers’ compensation system. First of all, in California, the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) has recommended a pure […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Narcotics use is on the rise

A report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) states that narcotics use on the rise in workers’ compensation. Big surprise there! NCCI periodically takes a look at the costs of prescription drugs, including narcotics. Narcotics use is a significant driver of total medical […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Questionable claims

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently released an analysis of questionable workers’ compensation claims. Questionable claims are those that are referred for review based on a number of indicators of possible fraud. According to the NICB, while the overall number of claims is decreasing, […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Fraudulent activities in the WC system

There are many examples of fraudulent activities in the workers’ compensation system. Sometimes, these fraudulent activities are perpetuated by injured workers. Other times, it is accomplished by employers and business owners. Fraudulent activities The following is a list of fraudulent activities in the workers’ compensation […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Pharmacies and physicians

The issue of whether physicians or pharmacies are best at dispensing pills is on the table again. A recent report in Drug Benefit News discusses the lobbying efforts of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). The PBMs are apparently focusing their efforts on state policymakers in an […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

PTSD and workers’ compensation

The issue of PTSD and workers’ compensation is on the agenda for the Connecticut legislature. After the horrific shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the union that represents teachers and other staff at the school is attempting to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law […]

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Impact of obesity on workers’ compensation

Obesity is likely to have a significant impact on workers’ compensation. Obesity is now a “disease”. At least, that’s what the American Medical Association (AMA) now calls it. At a meeting in June 2013, the AMA House of Delegates approved a resolution reclassifying obesity as […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Athletes and workers’ compensation: AB 1309

AB 1309 is a bill that attempts to put a halt on the rampant filing of workers’ compensation claims by former athletes.  The claims are made by former professional athletes for injuries sustained during their careers. The rub is, many of the players were not […]

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Workers' Compensation Issues

Sit or stand?

In this post, I’m going to discuss a somewhat revolutionary trend that is beginning to take hold; whether or not it is best to sit or stand while at work. Since so many people sit at work these days, there has been a large amount […]

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