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ACOEM, AMA Guides and Functional Capacity Assessments By Syd Shaber, D.P.M.

Acupuncture: Interview with Frances E. Kalfus, O.M.D., L.Ac.

Age as a Factor in Reemployment, Future Earning Capacity, & Permanent Disability Rating by Robert Hall, Ph.D., CRC, CDMS

AMA Guides: Beyond the Tables:
Charles R. Rondeau, Esq


Apportionment of Orthopedically Produced Permanent Psychiatric Disability: Bruce T. Leckart, Ph.D.

Apportionment: Science or Science Fiction? By Marjory Harris, Esq

Armstrong, Julie, Psy.D., R.N.

Atcherley, Linda Esq.

Auerbach, Tami S. D.C.: Chiropractic


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Big Case: A How-To Guide
by Marjory Harris, Esq.


Bowers, Sue, R.N.: The Nurse Case Manager


Bowers, Sue, R.N.:  The Faces Behind Narcotics:  A Nurse Case Manager’s Perspective

Blitzblau, Alan: The Functional Capacity Evaluation: The Science Behind Functional Capacity Evaluations

Brown, Melissa C., Esq.

Butler, James G., Esq: Credit in Third-Party Cases: How to Coordinate the Civil and WC Cases


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Calculating the Cost of Future Medical Treatment by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Carving up PD by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Carving up PD: Part II by Marjory Harris, Esq.


CaseMap 10: Analyze Evidence by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Chapman, Gregg, Esq.: Medicare Mandatory Insurer Reporting: Delayed and Confused

Chapman, Steve
• Structured Settlements and
Mediation

• Structured Settlements: Tips from a Structure Specialist
• Structured Settlements: More Tips from a Structure Specialist
• Structured Settlements: The Whole Truth about the "Doughnut Hole"
• Structured Settlements: Why a Structure Specialist Reviews Subpoenaed Records

Chapman, Steve & Chapman, Gregg
• Are Structured Settlements Still
Relevant in Settling Workers’
Compensation Cases?

• Helping Applicants Administer their
Medicare Set-Aside Accounts

• How Applicant Attorneys Work with their Structure Broker to Effectuate Large Settlements
• How Your Structured Settlement Broker Can Help Determine the Value of Future Medical Costs
• How Medigap Policies can be a Useful Tool in Settling Certain Workers' Compensation Claims
• Is Legislation the Solution to Reduce
the CMS Delay in Approving Medicare
Set-Asides?

• Medicare Set Aside Myths
• Prescription Drugs and Rated Ages: New Guidance from CMS for Medicare Set-Asides
• MSA Updates: CMS Renews Interest  in Liability Medicare Set-Asides and the Latest on Workers’ Compensation MSA Reform Legislation
• Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal: A Ray of Hope for Improved MSA Review Efficiency

Commutation of Attorney Fee:
Warren Schneider, Esq.


Commuting the Attorney Fee on a Life Pension: Uniform Increasing Reduction and Uniform Reduction Distinguished By Warren Schneider, Esq.

Comp Administration, Soup to Nuts by Marjory Harris, Esq.


Computer Corner by
Marjory Harris, Esq.

• A Case Management Adjunct
• Analyze Evidence – and more –
with CaseMap 10

• Analyze Evidence and More – with TextMap
• Baby Stepping Your Way Toward the Paperless Office
• Create Your Own Medical Manager
• File Utilities on Steroids
• Getting on Top of To-Dos
• How to Calculate Settlement Values & Organize Issues & Evidence
• How to Store It, How to Find It
• How to Work Faster, More Efficiently and with Lower Overhead
• Office OneNote: Be More Productive
• Saving Graces
• Using a Folder Tree to Organize Your Cases
• Using Your Smartphone in the
Paperless Office


Cottle, Robert, Ph.D.: Vocational Expert Witness

Craw, Frederick George, Esq.: DIB and SSI Issues for the Workers' Compensation Practitioner

Craw, Frederick George, Esq.: How to Use Subpoenaed Records in Social Security Cases

Credit in Third-Party Cases: How to Coordinate the Civil and WC Cases by Butler, James G., Esq:


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Death Cases:
How Structured Settlements Help Maximize Recovery by Stefanie V. Plotkin, CSSC, Steven F. Chapman and Gregg Chapman, Esq.


Declarations, How to Use by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Defense Perspective by
Michael G. McDonald, Esq.

• A 2012 Defense Wish List
• Art of Reserving
• Contemplations and Tips for Filing an
Appellate Brief

• Delay or Termination of Benefits
• EAMS: Be a Winner not a Whiner
• How Not to Create Penalties
• I'm Mad as Hell
• Industrial Causation to Injury, Disability and EBM
• Negotiation and Settlement in Workers’ Compensation
• Seven Proposed Rules of Practice for Workers' Compensation
• Surviving the Business of Law in the Current Economy
• The C&R Dilemma: The Future Medical Buy-Out
• We have seen the future and are participating in it right now

Depo Prep Made Easy:
7 steps to effective deposition preparation by Marjory Harris, Esq.

DFEC: Determining Diminished Earning Capacity in the California Workers' Compensation Program: The "SEDEC" Method: Robert Hall, Ph.D., CRC, CDMS


DIB and SSI Issues for the Workers' Compensation Practitioner: Frederick George Craw, Esq.

Doctor's Office
• Acupuncture: Frances E. Kalfus, O.M.D., L.Ac.
• Chiropractic: Tami S. Auerbach, D.C.
• Functional Restoration: Interview with Steven D. Feinberg, M.D. &
Rachel M. Feinberg, PT, DPT

• Pain Management: Dr. Lawrence Weil, M.D.
• Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R): Janet Lord
• Psychiatry: Alberto G. Lopez, M.D., M.P.H.
• Psychology: Armstrong, Julie, Psy.D., R.N.
• Psychology: Leckart, Bruce T., Ph.D.


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EAMS: Be a Winner not a Whiner By Michael McDonald, Esq.

Evidence-Based Medicine:
Steven D. Feinberg, M.D.


Excel, Organizing Your Work

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The Faces Behind Narcotics:  A Nurse Case Manager’s Perspective by Bowers, Sue, R.N.

Fauce, Edward L.: Unintended Compromise and Release Consequences for CalPERS Disability Retirees

Feinberg, Steven, M.D.
• Almaraz-Guzman II WCAB En Banc Decision: Providing a WPI that is the Most Accurate Reflection of the Impairment
• Evidence-Based Medicine
• Functional Restoration: Interview with Steven D. Feinberg, M.D. &
Rachel M. Feinberg, PT, DPT

• Further Reflections on the Almaraz-Guzman WCAB En Banc Decision
• Opioids and Chronic Pain Treatment

Feinglass, Robert A: My Favorite Case

Feinglass, Robert A.: Medical Liens: How the Lien Attorney Can Help You Protect Your Client and Yourself

File Utilities on Steroids, by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Focusing on Function: A New Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain by Kathleen Matthews

Folder Tree to Organize Your Cases by Marjory Harris

Fraud and the Holy Ghost
A “war story” By Bob Levin, Esq.


Fricker, Tim, Esq.: How to Get Short or Long Term Disability Benefits

Functional Capacity Evaluation by Rabideau, Marc J., PT

Functional Capacity Evaluation: The Science Behind Functional Capacity Evaluations, Interview with Alan Blitzblau

Functional Restoration: Interview with Steven D. Feinberg, M.D. &
Rachel M. Feinberg, PT, DPT


Future Medical Buy-Out, The C&R Dilemma by Michael McDonald, Esq.

Future Medical Costs: How Your Structured Settlement Broker Can Help Determine the Value by  Steven F. Chapman and Gregg Chapman, Esq.

Future Medical Treatment, Calculating the Cost, by Marjory Harris, Esq.


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Getting Back to Work by Traci M. Hinden, Esq.

Gilewski, Michael , Ph.D., Pain & the Brain – New Imaging Methods to Objectify Experience

Glow, The Honorable Mervin N.

Greenhorn Faces Unforseen Consequences by Robert Owens, Esq.

Grimes, Michael C. , Esq.: Ogilvie III Tips

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Hall, Robert, Ph.D. CRC, CDMS
• Age as a Factor in Reemployment, Future Earning Capacity, & Permanent Disability Rating
• Determining Diminished Earning Capacity in the California Workers' Compensation Program: The "SEDEC" Method
• Multiple Impairments & DFEC
• The New PDRS and the Determination of DFEC
• The “New” Role for Vocational Rehabilitation in the California Workers’ Compensation System: A Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation
• Work Impairment and Disability: How Should Vocational Rehabilitation Providers be Utilized

Haris, Janice Skiljo, RN: The Life Care Planner

Hart, David L.: How to Distinguish between Serious and Willful Misconduct & 3rd Party Liability Claims

Hart, David L.: How to Prevent Harassing Conduct During Workers' Compensation  Depositions

Herreras, William A., Esq.

Hinden, Traci M.: Getting Back to Work

History of Workers' Compensation Part I by Tracy Watson

History of Workers' Compensation Part II by Tracy Watson

Hobbling Into 2012: Another Editor's Rant on Blowback from Reform by Marjory Harris, Esq.

How Medigap Policies can be a Useful Tool in Settling Certain Workers' Compensation Claims By Steven Chapman and Gregg Chapman, Esq.

How to Get the Applicant the Best Medical Treatment and Evidence By Roger W. Stucky, Esq.

How to Prevent Harassing Conduct During Workers' Compensation Depositions By David L. Hart, Esq.

How to Use Subpoenaed Records in Social Security Cases: Frederick George Craw, Esq.

How to Write Effective Letters: Some Lessons  from “The Art of War” by Marjory Harris, Esq.


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Industrial Causation to Injury, Disability and Evidence-Based Medicine
by Michael McDonald, Esq.



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Kalfus, Frances E.O.M.D., L.Ac.:Acupuncture 

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Leckart, Bruce T. Ph.D.: Apportionment of Orthopedically Produced Permanent Psychiatric Disability

Leckart, Bruce T.: The Doctor’s Office Psychology

Legal Marketing and the Web:
Tips on how to increase your presence and clients by Tracy Watson


Levin, Bob:  Fraud and the Holy Ghost: A “war story”

Life Care Planner: Interview with Janice Skiljo Haris, RN

Limping Into 2010:
Another Editor's Rant on Reform


Ling, Allen: The Physical Therapist

Lopez, Alberto G. M.D., M.P.H.:Psychiatry

Lord, Janet, M.D.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R):

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Managing the Big Case: A How-To Guide by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Martin, Tom, Esq.: Proving Permanent Disability Under New Labor Code 4660

Matthews, Kathleen: Focusing on Function: A New Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Pain

McDonald, Michael G.,  Esq.
• A 2012 Defense Wish List
• Art of: Reserving
• Contemplations and Tips for Filing an Appellate Brief
• Delay or Termination of Benefits
• EAMS: Be a Winner not a Whiner
• How Not to Create Penalties
• I'm Mad as Hell
•Industrial Causation to Injury, Disability and EBM
• Negotiation and Settlement in Workers’ Compensation
• Seven Proposed Rules of Practice for Workers' Compensation
• Surviving the Business of Law in the Current Economy
• We have seen the future and are participating in it right now

Mediation: Is Trial Always Your Best Option? When to Consider Mediation
by Steven Siemers, Ret. WCJ


Medical Liens: How the Lien Attorney
Can Help You Protect Your Client
and Yourself by Robert A. Feinglass, Esq.


Medical Manager, Create Your Own by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Medical Provider Networks: Journey through the Labyrinth by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Medicare Mandatory Insurer Reporting: Delayed and Confused
by Gregg Chapman, Esq.


Medicare Set-Aside Accounts, Helping Applicants Administer by Steve Chapman & Gregg Chapman, Esq.

Medicare Set-Aside Myths by Steve Chapman & Gregg Chapman, Esq.

The Metamorphosis of California's Workers’ Compensation System by Marjory Harris, Esq.

MSA Delay:  Is Legislation the Solution to Reduce the CMS Delay in Approving Medicare Set-Asides?

MSA Updates: CMS Renews Interest in Liability Medicare Set-Asides and the Latest on Workers’ Compensation MSA Reform Legislation

MSC Mess? Tame it with a low-tech paper organizer by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Multiple Impairments & DFEC, by Robert Hall, Ph.D. CRC, CDMS

My Favorite Case by  Robert A. Feinglass, Esq.

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New PDRS and the Determination of DFEC by Robert Hall, Ph.D., CRC, CDMS

Nurse Case Manager: Sue Bowers, RN, BSN, CCM
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Office OneNote: Be More Productive by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Ogilvie III Tips by Michael C. Grimes, Esq.

Opioids and Chronic Pain Treatment By Steven D. Feinberg, M.D.

Oregon Comp Odyssey into Insurer Absurdity by Tracy Watson

Owens, Robert:   A Greenhorn Faces Unforseen Consequences


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Pain & the Brain – New Imaging Methods to Objectify Experience by Gilewski, Michael , Ph.D.

Pain Management: Dr. Lawrence Weil, M.D.

Pain, PD Under SB 899: Part I by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Pain, PD Under SB 899: Part II by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Parente, John, Esq.: A Defense Attorney’s Take On The New Law

PD (Permanent Disability)
• PD, Carving Up by Marjory Harris, Esq.
• PD, Carving up: Part II by Marjory Harris, Esq.
• PD Pain Under SB 899: Part I by Marjory Harris, Esq.
• PD Pain Under SB 899: Part II by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Peek, Lon E. II, Esq.: How to Survive the “Reforms”

Penalties, How Not to Create by Michael G. McDonald, Esq.

People Who Made a Difference
• The Honorable Mervin N. Glow
• Jettie Pierce Selvig, Esq.
• Barry J. Williams, Esq.
• Melissa C. Brown, Esq.
• William A. Herreras, Esq.
• Peggy Sugarman
• Linda Atcherley, Esq.

Permanent Disability, Proving Under New Labor Code 4660 By Tom Martin, Esq.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
Janet Lord, M.D.


Physical Therapist: Allen L. Ling, MPT, OCS

Plotkin, Stefanie V.  CSSC: How Structured Settlements Help Maximize Recovery in Death Cases

Prescription Drugs and Rated Ages: New Guidance from CMS for Medicare Set-Asides by Chapman, Steve & Chapman, Gregg

Present Value of Total Permanent  Disability by Warren Schneider, Esq.

Psych: Five Facts About Psych Injuries Every Workers' Compensation Attorney Should Know by Tholen, John F., Ph.D.

Psychiatric Records, How to Obtain

Psychiatry: Alberto G. Lopez, M.D., M.P.H.

PTP - How to get paid for Comprehensive Med-Legal Evaluation by Samuel R. Swift, Esq.


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QME Flowchart - Represented Workers, by Warren Schneider

QME Process: Forensic Reform or Doctor Roulette? By Marjory Harris, Esq.


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Rabideau, Marc J., PT: The Functional Capacity Evaluation

Rants by Editor
Marjory Harris, Esq.
A Dog's Breakfast: Another Rant on Reform
Comp Administration, Soup to Nuts
Hobbling Into 2012: Another Editor's Rant on Blowback from Reform by Marjory Harris, Esq.
• Rosemary's Baby Redux:  How the Labor Code Got Hijacked to Hell
•The Metamorphosis of California's Workers’ Compensation System
Update on Limping Into 2010:
Another Editor's Rant on Reform


Rehm, Bob: Ogilvie and the Vocational Expert

Reserving, Art of: By Michael McDonald, Esq.

Rondeau, Charles R., Esq.: AMA Guides: Beyond the Tables

Rosemary's Baby Redux: 
How the Labor Code Got 
Hijacked to Hell 
By Marjory Harris, Esq.



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Saving Graces by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Schneider, Warren: Commutation of Attorney Fee

Schneider, Warren: Commuting the Attorney Fee on a Life Pension: Uniform Increasing Reduction and Uniform Reduction Distinguished

Schneider, Warren: Ogilvie Trial Brief

Schneider, Warren:  Sample Questions for Ogilvie Expert

Schuster, Sandra M.P.A. Vocational Expert Witness

"SEDEC" & Determining Diminished Earning Capacity in the California Workers' Compensation Program by Robert Hall, Ph.D. CRC, CDMS

Selvig, Jettie Pierce, Esq.

Settlement Analyzer by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Shaber, Syd D.P.M.

Siemers, Steven, Ret. WCJ: Is Trial Always Your Best Option? When to Consider Mediation

Smartphone in the Paperless Office

Smoking Gun
• Something Wasn't Right by James T. Stewart
• Surveillance Videos by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Reviewing Subpoenaed Records by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Social Security Cases, How to Use Subpoenaed Records in: Frederick George Craw, Esq.

Structured Settlements, Steve Chapman
• Structured Settlements and
Mediation

• Structured Settlements: Tips from a Structure Specialist
• Structured Settlements: More Tips from a Structure Specialist
•Structured Settlements: The Whole Truth about the "Doughnut Hole"
• Structured Settlements: Why a Structure Specialist Reviews Subpoenaed Records

Structured Settlements, Steve Chapman, Steve Chapman and Gregg Chapman, Esq.
• How Applicant Attorneys Work with their Structure Broker to Effectuate Large Settlements

Structuring a Settlement: A How-to Guide by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Stucky, Roger, Esq.: How to Get the Applicant the Best Medical Treatment and Evidence

Subpoenaed Records Are Here-What Do You Do With Them? By Marjory Harris, Esq.

Subpoenaed Records: Sample Requests

Subpoenaed Records in Social Security Cases: Frederick George Craw, Esq.

Subpoenaed Records: Write the Right Request

Subsequent Injuries Fund & SB 899:
Eugene C. Treaster, Esq.


Substantial Evidence and Science, Law and Logic:
Marjory Harris, Esq.


Substantial Evidence Checklist:
Marjory Harris, Esq.


Sugarman, Peggy: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Surveilance Videotapes, How to Analyze by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Surviving SB 899--How to Survive  the "Reforms": Lon E. Peek, II, Esq.

Surviving the Business of Law in the Current Economy: Michael G. McDonald

Swift, Samuel R., Esq: How to Get PTP Paid for CME

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TextMap: Analyze Evidence – and more, by Marjory Harris, Esq.

Tholen, John F., Ph.D.: Psych: Five Facts About Psych Injuries Every Workers' Compensation Attorney Should Know

ToDos, Getting on Top of
by Marjory Harris, Esq.


Treaster, Eugene C., Esq.:
The Subsequent Injuries Fund & SB 899



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Unintended Compromise and Release Consequences for CalPERS Disability Retirees  By  Edward L. Faunce, Esq.

Update on Limping Into 2010:
Another Editor's Rant on Reform


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The Vocational Expert Witness:
Cottle, Robert, Ph.D.


The Vocational Expert Witness: 
Sanrda Schuster, M.P.A.


The “New” Role for Vocational Rehabilitation in the California Workers’ Compensation System: A Comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation by Robert Hall, Ph.D. CRC, CDMS

Volume Practice v. Small Practice:
Some Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks by Marjory Harris, Esq.



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Watson, Tracy
An Injured Worker’s “Across the Border” Odyssey into Insurer Absurdity
• Legal Marketing and the Web:
Tips on how to increase your presence and clients

The History of Workers' Compensation  Part I
The History of Workers' Compensation  Part II

Weil, Lawrence , M.D.: Pain Management

Williams, Barry J., Esq.

Workers' Compensation Disabled: What Went Wrong on the Road to Reform?
by Marjory Harris, Esq.

• Apportionment: Science or Science Fiction?
• Carving Up PD
• Carving Up PD II
• Medical Provider Networks: Journey through the Labyrinth
• PD Pain Under SB 899
• PD Pain Under SB 899: Part II
• QME Process: Forensic Reform or Doctor Roulette?

Work Impairment and Disability: How Should Vocational Rehabilitation Providers be Utilized by Robert Hall, Ph.D. CRC, CDMS

Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal: A Ray of Hope for Improved MSA Review Efficiency
By Steve Chapman and Gregg Chapman, Esq.



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