Even at the height of last year's Occupy Oakland protests, it seemed strange.
Hundreds of protesters roamed a nearby plaza, many carrying signs promoting all kinds of causes: anarchy, economic equality, immigrant rights, peace, complaints about police brutality, and more.
As summer rolls along, so do the press releases regarding stats on workers' comp in California.
Now we've heard from the California Workers Comp Institute, reporting on the experience of self-insureds. Here's their press release, chock full of stats:
WCRI'S PHYSICIAN DISPENSING STUDY
Is physician dispensing of pharmaceuticals an increasing cost driver in the California workers' comp system?
Apparently not, according to a study by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute.
The WCRI noted in a press release about the study by WCRI researcher Dong
Betcha thought I was going to write about the 1% versus the 99%.
No, today the 1% in the news is the 1% that CalPERS earned during its fiscal year that ended June 30th. CalPERS is working off of projections of over 7% annual return per year, so returns of a mere 1% can cause
FINALLY TRENDING DOWN
Has opioid prescribing in California's workers' comp system started to tail off?
Perhaps. At least that's the trend noted by the California Workers Compensation Institute in a July 9, 2012 study "Changes in Schedule II and III Opioid Prescriptions and Payments in Calif
An employer or an injured worker is entitled to an advocate who will represent their point of view in proceedings at the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
But what are the limits to such advocacy, particularly where the parties are using a panel QME to resolve issues?
Fireworks are a'poppin.
Maybe a few are celebrating discovery of the Higgs boson particle.
Bust most are folks celebrating their concept of freedom.
According to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, 61% of Americans feel the country is on the wrong track
- THE BENCH