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VIAW Newswire 04.04.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

 

Health Strategy Associates principal comments on impact of opioid use on workers’ compensation

Opioids are the biggest problem facing workers’ compensation today. This was the message Joseph Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates and author of www.ManagedCareMatters.com, delivered at the California Workers’ Compensation Institute’s (CWCI) annual meeting in San Francisco last week.

http://www.news-medical.net

California: Home Health Care Service – Now & Then

Antonetta Williams suffered a severe injury at work and required daily assistance from her husband. The value of these home health care services was awarded to her husband after a trial on the issue. The defense appealed on several grounds. The WCAB rescinded the Judge’s award and returned the matter to the trial level for development of the record and to determine whether there was compliance with the Labor Code and the accompanying regulations.

http://www.lexisnexis.com

Former Oxnard police officer pleads guilty to workers’ compensation fraud
A former Oxnard police officer pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of workers’ compensation fraud and was ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution to the state.

http://www.vcstar.com

New app helps Angelenos with all things Los Angeles

On-the-go Angelenos can now use smart-phones to report potholes, pay their utility bills and look up everything from nearby dog parks to police stations, thanks to a new mobile app released today by the city.

http://www.swrnn.com

3 Types of Medical Exams Employers Have Not Heard Of

Employers who are willing to make better use of claim tools already in existence around them can achieve precisely what they have been hoping, in vain, that their carriers will do for them.

http://www.workerscompensation.com

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