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Telemedicine Gaining Ground in Comp Arena

Telemedicine – the use of phone or online video conferences to connect physicians with patients as opposed to traditional office visits – is a growing trend in workers’ comp, with supporters that cite extensive benefits for both payers and claimants. Challenges remain in both the legal and logistical arenas though, including a Sherman Act case between Teladoc and the Texas Medical Board. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to local and national players to get their perspective on the rise of telemedicine.

ARAWC’s “Option:” Local Attorney Nathan Schrantz Responds

The “opt-out” as a viable alternative to workers’ compensation is a key point of contention in many states, especially as Oklahoma recently adopted their own “Option.” In this commentary, defense attorney Nathan Schrantz, of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, who practices in both Mississippi and Louisiana, offers his perspective on the legal issues inherent in an “Option” and presents the potential implications for Louisiana.