The Best Tidbits of News from the Workers Comp World

Lexis Nexis Weighs – In on Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform Law Upheld
 “Experts, Officials, Media Offer Their Two Cents on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act. John Stahl, Esq. says the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act was a "where were you" moment in American history. He surveys how LexisNexis authors Thomas A. Robinson, Robert G. Rassp, and Jennifer C. Jordan, as well as other experts and officials, reacted to the news. Read More.”
Romneycare & Workers’ Comp
“Workers' Compensation Under Romneycare Provides Clues for Nationwide Future of Systems, by John Stahl, Esq. Uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court deciding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional would impact workers' compensation systems makes this a good time to review an expert's related research. RAND Director for Research Paul Heaton prepared a report entitled "The Impact of Health Care Reform on Workers' Compensation Medical Care: Evidence from Massachusetts" earlier this year. Read more.”
Rebecca Shafer to Speak at National Workers’ Comp Conference
“LexisNexis has partnered with the National Workers' Compensation Conference to create an enhanced legal track for attorneys and other workers' comp professionals.Larson's Advisory Board Executive Committee member Rebecca Shafer will be speaking onLegal Triage. View the program agenda. Overall, there are 15 members of the Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board speaking at this event. You don't want to miss this conference! Take advantage of the special discount for all LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community members. Community membership is free at our site."
Additional Health Care News
A new study, Monitoring the Impact of Reforms in Texas, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 12th Edition, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) says that costs of medical care for injured workers in Texas have dropped. The study says the drop is largely the result of reforms and an increased focus and effort on managing medical care in the state’s workers’ compensation system.  Read more…
Dr. Arthur Kellermann, MD, vice president at the RAND Corporation and a director of RAND Health, was the keynote speaker at the recent American Occupational Health Conference in Los Angeles, hosted by the American College of Occupational Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).  In an address titled “Personal and Population Health in the 21st Century:  From Volume to Value, “  Dr. Kellermann discussed the nation’s healthcare crisis and suggested action steps needed to reform our health care system.  Watch the Video

Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. Contact









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