In this issue: surgical implants estimated to add $67.5 million to California comp; blunt-tip suture needles encouraged to reduce injuries; farm worker gets benefits in fall from gusty winds; Doorman gets second chance to prove he is an employee of bar and more.
John V. D'Alusio: "Smart" Claim Systems: Help or Hindrance
The advent of "intelligent" claims systems has often been hailed as a material advance in allowing more efficient adjusting of claims. But there is opposition in some quarters about just how effective and equitable such systems are when cases are being valued for settlement.
Claims Management Track Focuses on High-Exposure Claims, Return to Work
Topics in the Better Claims Management track at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference®& Expo discuss return-to-work, cost management, Medicare, high-exposure claims, views from the blogosphere and more.