A recent study conducted by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has linked the increase in Workers’ Compensation claims to high group health insurance plan deductibles. According to the research of Dr. Olesya Fomenko and Jonathan Gruber, injured workers are 1.4% more likely to file for Worker’s Compensation if they have group health deductibles worth…

A lawmaker in California is requesting an audit of the Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) after recent events uncovered suspicious activities that may be the cause of problems in the state’s Workers’ Compensation program. Blanca Rubio, Assemblywoman of the 48th District, suggested that the DIR’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) be investigated for their failure…

Problems have been persistent in California Workers’ Compensation over the past several years – everything from capping schemes to extended service delays have posed challenges to a program designed to assist citizens in scheduling and receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the workplace. But when the agency charged with regulating the industry is being questioned,…

Problems in the California Workers’ Compensation industry over the last several years have made life for QME’s more difficult than it ought to be. In a time where the demand for evaluation services has never been higher, the amount of physicians performing evaluations has been alarmingly inadequate – resulting in QME service delays and making…

…..Organizations rely on people to pay money for their products and/or services, which means that online marketing is key for survival in the Information Age – and the same is true for doctors, nurses, and any other medical service providers. This is due to the increasing number of people seeking information they require online. According…

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (CoVid-19) is not the first pandemic ever recorded in history – but it is the first one to happen in this age of fast-paced technological progress. Previous health emergencies, like the Spanish Flu Outbreak of 1918, had a devastating effect on people as there was little anybody could do to…

…..The holiday season is over. It’s 2020 and it’s back to work for most people all over the world – and that includes many doctors and staff members in the medical industry. One good practice to start the year off for doctors is renewing the personal commitment to being the best possible doctor they can…

…..The end of the year is a good time to think about feelings of personal contentment, happiness, and fulfillment. If a physician realizes they are no longer happy or interested in their job, then perhaps it is a good idea to shift to another career within the medical industry. There can be many reasons for…

….      In Latin, the words “locum tenens” literally translate into “one holding the place of another”, and is a term used in the medical practice to refer to temporary, or substitute, doctors. Physicians that work as “locums” take temporary jobs at practices or hospitals of their choosing, acting as substitutes for doctors or…

…..In today’s Internet-driven world, people have never had an easier time making their thoughts and opinions known. This has resulted in patients reviewing their physicians online – leaving an ever-growing collection of testimonials, rants, and posts online that inform others about their personal experiences. While this is mostly great news for all other people, at…

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