FAST FOCUS: Evolving regulation and workplace practices are shifting or even blurring the lines between workplace- and nonworkplace injuries. In some instances, this raises the question: who is responsible for the cost of the patient’s medical care?
THE PUSH-PULL EFFECT OF AFFORDABLE CARE
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