The healthcare industry has been bombarded with negative news ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic – and while frontline health workers sustained a significant number of infections and, sadly, deaths due to the coronavirus, this does not mean that there has not been great progress in the medical field. On the contrary, the…

The impact of Senate Bill 335 (SB335), a law seeking to cut the time allotted for the investigation of workers’ comp claims in half (from 90 days to 45 days), has been questioned in a recent report by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI). Workers’ compensation investigations involve complicated procedures that require the involvement of…

A rate hike of 2.7% in “advisory pure premium rates” has been recommended by the Workers Compensation Insurance Ratings Bureau (WCIRB), citing recent changes in California’s medical and medical-legal fee schedules. If approved by the California Department of Insurance (CDI), five hundred different categorizations of workers will be paying $1.50 per $100 of salary. The…

If you are an American citizen working in the United States, then you are backed by what is known as Workers’ Compensation – a system that dispenses benefits to people injured during the performance of their jobs. Millions all over the country make use of the system to receive their rightful compensation for a legitimate…

According to a recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), costs per comp claim have remained steady in California since 2010 – but a moderate increase was noted in 2019, the final year recorded in the study. It was also mentioned in this study that the bump up in costs were influenced mainly…

Although the world was already moving towards telemedicine before Covid-19, it was the pandemic that forced humanity’s hand into seeking ways in which doctors could diagnose and treat their patients from a safe distance. It is through the wonders of digital technology that Virtual Medicine can mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by providing an…

doctors and life after covid

The Covid-19 pandemic changed life as we knew it and nothing has been the same since. While the virus does not discriminate nor choose its victims, it is safe to say that no other profession has been affected as much by the pandemic as those engaged in the medical practice. Doctors have been bearing the…

california medical evaluation qme ame ime

In California, when a worker gets injured or sick while working, they are entitled to workers’ compensation. To claim this right, the injured employee must undergo evaluation, including a medical examination for the purpose of determining where and how an injury may have occurred, as well as how severe it may be. There are, however,…

California, anti-business

To say that it has not been the best time in California is an understatement. Citizens all over the state have been dealing with a disastrous reality – everything from destructive fires, blackouts, economic turmoil, and, of course, Covid-19. While these are all terrible events to have to endure, the biggest threat comes from a…

A 53-year-old citizen of Madera has been indicted for two counts of insurance fraud because of surveillance videos that may prove they had been lying about their physical condition to qualify for certain workers’ compensation benefits. The Department of Insurance discovered that the accused was working for a certain farm labor company where they were…

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