Reports by the Commissioner Appointed to Investigate the New York State Industrial Commission

Reports by the Commissioner Appointed to Investigate the New York State Industrial Commission

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...payable to the physician and forwarded through the chief medical adviser instead of to the physician direct. The fact that the bills for these experts are sent through the chief medical adviser and are paid through him, creates suspicion. This suspicion is enhanced by the fact that the bills for these specialists are almost invariably higher than charged for the same service when the physician is employed by a patient or by an insurance carrier, directly. Dr. Meyer Wolff has charge of the treatment of injured workmen for a number of insurance companies and self-insurers. For this purpose he maintains a central office at 61 Second avenue, New York City, and about 60 branch offices throughout Greater New York. Dr. Wolff constantly appears before the medical division when the workmen treated by his physicians are being examined, and also takes part in the adjustment of the cases. One of the assistant medical examiners, Charles Steinhauser, was formerly employed by Dr. Wolff, and in at least one instance the chief medical adviser requested an insurance company to send its claimants to Dr. Wolff for treatment. It goes without saying that no connection should exist between physicians employed by insurance companies and physicians employed by the State Industrial Commission. As pointed out in relation to the final adjustment cases, another assistant examiner, Dr. Boyle, has, to say the least, been extremely negligent in the examination of claimants. For the reasons above stated, and in order that the medical division of the Industrial Commission shall be free from every suspicion, I recommend a complete reorganization of this division. COMPENSATION INSURANCE Under section 50 of the act every employer is required to give security for the more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951425
  • 9781236951427