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A May 10, 2018, article that appeared in the Fresno Bee reminded me of something that happens all too frequently. An employee gets “caught on tape” committing some fireable offense, but when the matter comes up for a hearing, the video is nowhere to be found. Either it was taped over, lost, or worse, deliberately […]
On April 17, 2016, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) was signed into law. However, even at the outset, it was anticipated that it would take between 18 and 24 months to implement the program. Thus, we are only now beginning to address issues arising from the Act. Employers and Workers’ Compensation carriers are concerned […]
We last visited the issue of travel expenses to obtain medical treatment in our Summer 2012 issue of the TR&C Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Bulletin. In that issue, we advised that travel expenses are reimbursable when the travel is considered “long distance,” i.e., is not available locally. Nothing has changed since that issue. We set forth […]
EDI release 3 is the computer-to-computer exchange of standard workers’ compensation data between companies and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. EDI standards were developed by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), in conjunction with its members from most U.S. jurisdictions, insurers, self-insureds, TPAs and others. The standards continue to be refined and are used by many jurisdictions as an electronic means to obtain information about work injuries and statuses.
Generally used within the workers’ compensation insurance community to exchange accident, payment, insurance and medical information, EDI permits the transfer of large volumes of information more efficiently and accurately than in paper form.