The cost of administering California workers’ comp benefits is starting to swamp the cost of the benefits the system delivers. That’s scary from a policy standpoint. Consider these figures: Not only did medical cost containment rose 272.9% from 2002 to 2013 but also The % of medical dollar spent on treatment decreases from 81.8% in

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I could never get used to the idea of seeing the Rams in St. Louis. I was a fan of Roman Gabriel, Jon Arnett, Deacon Jones, Jack Youngblood and Ollie Matson, and they wore blue and gold in LA. Seeing the same gear in St. Louis always seemed a sacrilege. There should be an NFL

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It’s overdue, but the California DWC has finally begun cracking down on claims administrators who fail to provide medical records to IMR in a timely manner. This has been a sore spot for both unrepresented and represented injured workers since the Independent Medical Review procedures went into effect three years ago. Workers and attorneys frequently

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It’s time for stakeholders to give serious consideration to regulating “signing services” in California workers’ comp. That’s been my opinion for some time, and it was reinforced by reading a recent article (March 1, 2016) by Workcompcentral’s Greg Jones. The article deals with litigation over alleged hacking into the computer of a LA area applicant

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