Sample records for compensation claims related

  1. 20 CFR 61.400 - Custody of records relating to claims under the War Hazards Compensation Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01...relating to claims under the War Hazards Compensation Act. 61.400 Section 61.400 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF...

  2. Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korea Provoked by Workers’ Collective Compensation Claims against Work Intensification

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    This article presents the process of workers’ problems with work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), the introduction of risk assessments (RA) for their prevention, and the consequences of this process in Korea. In 1997, economic crisis caused a rapid increase of massive layoffs, worker dispatch system introduction, job insecurity, and use of irregular workers resulting in work intensification. Work intensification increased WMSDs, which created massive workers’ compensation collective claims. Workers argued for the reduction of work intensity. The RAs introduced as a consequence of the workers’ struggle is unique in the world. Whereas these RAs were expected to play a pivotal role in WMSDs prevention, they dis not due to workers’ lack of engagement after the compensation struggle. In fact, changes in the compensation judgment system and criteria have resulted in lower compensation approval rates leading to lower workers’ compensation claims. The Korean experience provides insight into WMSDs causes in a globalized world. In such a the globalized world, work intensification as the result of work flexibility could be an international trend. PMID:25089205

  3. Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korea Provoked by Workers' Collective Compensation Claims against Work Intensification.

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    Kang, Dongmug; Kim, Youngki; Lee, Young-Il; Koh, Sangbaek; Kim, Inah; Lee, Hoonkoo

    2014-01-01

    This article presents the process of workers' problems with work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), the introduction of risk assessments (RA) for their prevention, and the consequences of this process in Korea. In 1997, economic crisis caused a rapid increase of massive layoffs, worker dispatch system introduction, job insecurity, and use of irregular workers resulting in work intensification. Work intensification increased WMSDs, which created massive workers' compensation collective claims. Workers argued for the reduction of work intensity. The RAs introduced as a consequence of the workers' struggle is unique in the world. Whereas these RAs were expected to play a pivotal role in WMSDs prevention, they dis not due to workers' lack of engagement after the compensation struggle. In fact, changes in the compensation judgment system and criteria have resulted in lower compensation approval rates leading to lower workers' compensation claims. The Korean experience provides insight into WMSDs causes in a globalized world. In such a the globalized world, work intensification as the result of work flexibility could be an international trend. PMID:25089205

  4. Workers' compensation claims related to natural rubber latex gloves among Oregon healthcare employees from 1987–1998

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    Horwitz, Irwin B; Kammeyer-Mueller, John; McCall, Brian P

    2002-01-01

    Background Occupational reaction to natural rubber latex (NRL) glove use by healthcare employees has been an area of increasing concern. Unfortunately, there is little data demonstrating the prevalence and severity of actual reactivity to NRL. Method Occupational reaction to NRL was estimated using workers' compensation claims filed by healthcare employees in Oregon for the period of 1987–1998. For the first ten years, these claims were estimated by source and conditions consistent with NRL glove reactions, while in the last two years a specific code developed in 1997 for NRL glove reactions was also employed. Results The claim rate was on average 0.58 per 10,000 healthcare workers annually, which constituted 0.29% of all workers' compensation claims. The most common condition experienced was dermatitis (80%) and most common body part affected was the hands (55.4%). The majority of claimants, 45 (69.2%), reported taking less than a month off work, suggesting most reactions were minor in nature, although one fatality was reported. The average NRL claim cost was $8,309.48. Overall the average cost per insured healthcare worker was approximately $0.50 per year. The occupational groups with the highest number of claims were nurses (30.8% of claimants) and nursing aides and orderlies (24.6% of claimants). Conclusions In comparison with other workers' compensation claims filed by healthcare workers during this period, 0.25% of the total was potentially related to NRL gloves. The rare incidence of respiratory and ocular claims is inconsistent with the hypothesis that asthmatic or conjunctival reactions to NRL gloves are common. PMID:12238952

  5. High Rate of Awarding Compensation for Claims of Injuries Related to Clinical Trials by Pharmaceutical Companies in Japan: A Questionnaire Survey

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    Kurihara, Chieko; Kusuoka, Hideo; Ono, Shunsuke; Kakee, Naoko; Saito, Kazuyuki; Takehara, Kenji; Tsujide, Kiyokazu; Nabeoka, Yuzo; Sakuhiro, Takuya; Aoki, Hiroshi; Morishita, Noriko; Suzuki, Chieko; Kachi, Shigeo; Kondo, Emiko; Komori, Yukiko; Isobe, Tetsu; Kageyama, Shigeru; Watanabe, Hiroshi

    2014-01-01

    Introduction International norms and ethical standards have suggested that compensation for research-related injury should be provided to injured research volunteers. However, statistical data of incidence of compensation claims and the rate of awarding them have been rarely reported. Method Questionnaire surveys were sent to pharmaceutical companies and medical institutions, focusing on industry-initiated clinical trials aiming at new drug applications (NDAs) on patient volunteers in Japan. Results With the answers from pharmaceutical companies, the incidence of compensation was 0.8%, including 0.06% of monetary compensation. Of the cases of compensation claims, 99% were awarded. In turn, with the answers from medical institutions, the incidence of compensation was 0.6%, including 0.4% of serious but not death cases, and 0.04% of death cases. Furthermore, most claims for compensation were initiated by medical institutions, rather than by the patients. On the other hand, with the answers from clinical trial volunteers, 3% of respondents received compensations. These compensated cases were 25% of the injuries which cannot be ruled out from the scope of compensation. Conclusion Our study results demonstrated that Japanese pharmaceutical companies have provided a high rate of compensation for clinical trial-related injuries despite the possibility of overestimation. In the era of global clinical development, our study indicates the importance of further surveys to find each country's compensation policy by determining how it is being implemented based on a survey of the actual status of compensation coming from statistical data. PMID:24416332

  6. Age related differences in work injuries and permanent impairment: a comparison of workers' compensation claims among adolescents, young adults, and adults

    PubMed Central

    Breslin, C; Koehoorn, M; Smith, P; Manno, M

    2003-01-01

    Aims: To investigate the severity of work injuries across age groups. Methods: Workers' compensation records were used to examine work related injuries among adolescents (15–19 years old), young adults (20–24 years old), and adults (25+ years old) between 1993 and 2000. The incidence of compensated injuries was calculated for each age group and compared by gender, industry, and type of injury. The presence and degree of permanent impairment in each age group was also examined. Results: For males, adolescents and young adults had higher claim rates than adults. For females, adults had the highest claim rates and young adults the lowest. Rates of permanent impairment indicated that age was positively associated with severity of injury. Conclusions: Indicators of health consequences, in particular presence of permanent impairment, provide preliminary evidence that compensated work injuries sustained by youth are not as serious as injuries sustained by adults. Nevertheless, there was evidence that some young workers sustain injuries that have long term consequences. Documenting the consequences of the injuries that young workers sustain has implications for secondary prevention efforts and health services policy. PMID:12937206

  7. Body Mass Index is a Predictor of Fire Fighter Injury and Worker Compensation Claims

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    Kuehl, Kerry S.; Kisbu-Sakarya, Yasemin; Elliot, Diane L.; Moe, Esther L.; DeFrancesco, Carol A.; MacKinnon, David P.; Lockhart, Ginger; Goldberg, Linn; Kuehl, Hannah E.

    2012-01-01

    Objective To determine the relationship between lifestyle variables including body mass index (BMI) and filing a worker’s compensation claim due to firefighter injury. Methods A cross-sectional evaluation of firefighter injury related worker compensation claims occurring 5 years after the original PHLAME study intervention. Results Logistic regression analysis for variables predicting filing a worker’s compensation claim due to an injury were performed. with a total of 433 participants. The odds of filing a compensation claim were almost three times higher for firefighters with a BMI >30 compared to firefighters with normal BMI (odds ratio=2.89, p<.05). Conclusions This study addresses a high priority area of reducing firefighter injuries and worker’s compensation claims. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important to reduce injury and worker’s compensation claims among firefighters. PMID:22569476

  8. 20 CFR 211.15 - Verification of compensation claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...15 Section 211.15 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD...Compensation claimed by an employee, which is not credited...must be verified to the satisfaction of the Board before it may be credited. An employee's claim to...

  9. 20 CFR 211.15 - Verification of compensation claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...15 Section 211.15 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD...Compensation claimed by an employee, which is not credited...must be verified to the satisfaction of the Board before it may be credited. An employee's claim to...

  10. 20 CFR 211.15 - Verification of compensation claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...15 Section 211.15 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD...Compensation claimed by an employee, which is not credited...must be verified to the satisfaction of the Board before it may be credited. An employee's claim to...

  11. 20 CFR 211.15 - Verification of compensation claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...15 Section 211.15 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD...Compensation claimed by an employee, which is not credited...must be verified to the satisfaction of the Board before it may be credited. An employee's claim to...

  12. 20 CFR 211.15 - Verification of compensation claimed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...15 Section 211.15 Employees' Benefits RAILROAD...Compensation claimed by an employee, which is not credited...must be verified to the satisfaction of the Board before it may be credited. An employee's claim to...

  13. 76 FR 36176 - Fully Developed Claim (Fully Developed Claims-Applications for Compensation, Pension, DIC, Death...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-21

    ...Control No. 2900-0747] Fully Developed Claim (Fully Developed Claims--Applications for Compensation, Pension, DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits); Correction AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans...

  14. 19 CFR 24.32 - Claims; unpaid compensation of deceased employees and death benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Claims; unpaid compensation of deceased employees and death benefits. 24.32 Section... Claims; unpaid compensation of deceased employees and death benefits. (a) A claim...spouse for unpaid compensation due an...

  15. Workers' Compensation Claims and Physical Fitness Capacity of Police Officers.

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    Boyce, Robert W.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    A study compared police officers' physical fitness levels with workers' compensation (WC) claims. Officers who collected WC were predominantly female, younger, and lower ranking, with better physical fitness than officers not collecting WC. Officers in the second highest fitness level and older officers with greater cardiovascular fitness had…

  16. On the recurrence of occupational injuries and workers' compensation claims.

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    Galizzi, Monica

    2013-05-01

    This paper represents the first study to estimate counts of individual occupational injuries and claims over long spells of working life (up to 13 years) in the USA. It explores data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. I found that 37% of all surveyed workers who had experienced one on-the-job accident reported at least one additional injury, but only 56% of all occupational injuries and illnesses resulted in workers' compensation claims. I estimated different count models to assess the effect of different individual worker and job characteristics on individual injury counts and workers' compensation claims counts. Lower educational levels, less tenure, work in dangerous industries and unskilled occupations, and job demands are found to be important determinants of multiple on-the-job injuries. The most interesting results, however, refer to the role played by individuals' pre-injury characteristics: early exposure to dangerous jobs is among the main determinants of higher counts of occupational injuries later in life. Early health limitations are also significant predictors of recurrent workers' compensation claims. These results provide new evidence about the important role played by both the health and the socioeconomic status of young people as determinants of their future occupational injuries. PMID:22539203

  17. A proposed method for retrospective eye dose assessments for the purposes of resolving cataract compensation claims.

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    Jeffery, Colette J; Clark, Simon M; Pinks, Trevor R; Stokes, Roger P

    2015-03-01

    The 2011 International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) statement on tissue reactions suggested a significant reduction in the threshold dose for radiation induced cataracts. This, combined with the potential for a long delay between exposure and cataract diagnosis, may result in an increased requirement to evaluate eye dose from past exposures in order to settle current compensation claims. This article highlights how compensation claims relating to radiation exposure are assessed within the UK legal system and suggests that in vivo Electro Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) dosimetry of teeth has utility for the retrospective quantification of radiation doses to the eye. It was identified that in vivo EPR in its current form may be sufficiently sensitive to support cataract compensation claims, although further work is required to enable appropriate dose conversion coefficients to be quantified. PMID:25693605

  18. Occupational vehicular accident claims: A workers’ compensation analysis of Oregon truck drivers 1990–1997

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian P. McCall; Irwin B. Horwitz

    2005-01-01

    This study used workers’ compensation data from Oregon from 1990 to 1997 to examine workers’ compensation claims from vehicular accidents by truck drivers, and to calculate claim rate estimates using baseline data derived from the US Bureau of Census’ Current Population Surveys. During this period, 1168 valid injury claims due to vehicular accidents were filed representing an accident claim rate

  19. The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers’ compensation claims among nursing home workers

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Injuries reported to workers’ compensation (WC) system are often used to estimate incidence of health outcomes and evaluate interventions in musculoskeletal epidemiology studies. However, WC claims represent a relatively small subset of all musculoskeletal disorders among employed individuals, and perhaps not a representative subset. This study determined the influence of workplace and individual factors on filing of workers’ compensation claims by nursing home employees with back pain. Methods Surveys were conducted in 18 skilled nursing facilities in four U.S. states. Self-administered questionnaires obtained information on demographic characteristics, working environment, and health behaviors/status. Employees who reported low back pain at least once in four questionnaire surveys were included. WC claims from the same facilities were obtained from the employer’s workers compensation insurer and matched by employee name. The dichotomous dependent variable was filing of back-related worker’s compensation claim. Association with predictors of interest, including pain severity, physical job demand, job strain, social support, schedule control, and safety climate, was assessed using multivariate regression modeling. Individual characteristics were tested as potential confounders. Results Pain severity level was significantly associated with filing low-back related claims (odds ratio (OR)?=?1.49, 95% CI?=?1.18 – 1.87). Higher physical demands at work (OR?=?1.07, 95% CI?=?1.01 – 1.14) also increased the likelihood of claim filing. Higher job strain (OR?=?0.83, 95% CI?=?0.73 – 0.94), social support at work (OR?=?0.90, 95% CI?=?0.82 – 0.99), and education (OR?=?0.79, 95% CI?=?0.71 – 0.89) decreased the likelihood of claim filing. Conclusions The results suggest that the WC system captured the most severe occupational injuries. Workplace factors had additional influence on workers’ decision to file claims, after adjusting for low back pain severity. Education was correlated with worker’s socioeconomic status; its influence on claim filing is difficult to interpret because of the possible mixed effects of working conditions, self-efficacy, and content knowledge. PMID:24476529

  20. 20 CFR 10.102 - How and when is a claim for wage loss compensation filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01...and when is a claim for wage loss compensation filed? 10.102 Section 10.102 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...

  1. The role of predation and food limitation on claims for compensation, reindeer demography and population dynamics

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    Tveraa, Torkild; Stien, Audun; Brøseth, Henrik; Yoccoz, Nigel G

    2014-01-01

    A major challenge in biodiversity conservation is to facilitate viable populations of large apex predators in ecosystems where they were recently driven to ecological extinction due to resource conflict with humans. Monetary compensation for losses of livestock due to predation is currently a key instrument to encourage human–carnivore coexistence. However, a lack of quantitative estimates of livestock losses due to predation leads to disagreement over the practice of compensation payments. This disagreement sustains the human–carnivore conflict. The level of depredation on year-round, free-ranging, semi-domestic reindeer by large carnivores in Fennoscandia has been widely debated over several decades. In Norway, the reindeer herders claim that lynx and wolverine cause losses of tens of thousands of animals annually and cause negative population growth in herds. Conversely, previous research has suggested that monetary predator compensation can result in positive population growth in the husbandry, with cascading negative effects of high grazer densities on the biodiversity in tundra ecosystems. We utilized a long-term, large-scale data set to estimate the relative importance of lynx and wolverine predation and density-dependent and climatic food limitation on claims for losses, recruitment and population growth rates in Norwegian reindeer husbandry. Claims of losses increased with increasing predator densities, but with no detectable effect on population growth rates. Density-dependent and climatic effects on claims of losses, recruitment and population growth rates were much stronger than the effects of variation in lynx and wolverine densities. Synthesis and applications. Our analysis provides a quantitative basis for predator compensation and estimation of the costs of reintroducing lynx and wolverine in areas with free-ranging semi-domestic reindeer. We outline a potential path for conflict management which involves adaptive monitoring programmes, open access to data, herder involvement and development of management strategy evaluation (MSE) models to disentangle complex responses including multiple stakeholders and individual harvester decisions. PMID:25558085

  2. Outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients with workers' compensation claims

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    Gary Wexler; Bernard R. Bach; Charles A. Bush-Joseph; David Smink; James D. Ferrari; John Bojchuk

    2000-01-01

    A general perception exists that outcomes of orthopaedic procedures in patient's with Worker's Compensation claims fare worse than those of patients without such claims. We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients who have Workers' Compensation claims. This minimum 2-year follow-up study analyzed the occupational, functional, and objective results of patients who underwent arthroscopic-assisted anterior

  3. 20 CFR 10.425 - May compensation be claimed for periods of restorable leave?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Section 10.425 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Adjustments to Compensation § 10.425 May...

  4. 20 CFR 702.604 - Determining the amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  5. 20 CFR 702.603 - Determining the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  6. 20 CFR 702.603 - Determining the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  7. 20 CFR 702.604 - Determining the amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  8. 20 CFR 702.603 - Determining the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  9. 20 CFR 702.603 - Determining the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  10. 20 CFR 702.604 - Determining the amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  11. 20 CFR 702.604 - Determining the amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  12. 20 CFR 702.603 - Determining the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...the payrate for compensating occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  13. 20 CFR 702.604 - Determining the amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after retirement...ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE Occupational Disease Which Does Not Immediately Result in Death...amount of compensation for occupational disease claims which become manifest after...

  14. Predicting work stress compensation claims and return to work in welfare workers.

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    Dollard, M F; Winefield, H R; Winefield, A H

    1999-07-01

    Occupational stress is prevalent in work areas in which there is high contact with distressed or dependent members of the public. However, little is known about the prediction and management of stress-related compensation claims, which can be expensive for employers. The authors interviewed all staff members of a large public sector welfare agency who had made a compensation claim for work-related stress during a 12-month period (N = 19) and obtained in-depth information from 16 of the 17 who were still available. A clear relationship was found between type of stress precipitant and length of stress-related leave, suggesting that the organizational response to specific stressful incidents was much more effective than its response to chronic work stressors. Demographic data for all 19 claimants showed that they had taken twice as many days of sick leave as the organizational average in the year preceding their claim. There are important implications for personnel management practices that may reduce and prevent work stress for vulnerable workers. PMID:10431287

  15. 32 CFR 536.118 - Related statutes for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Related statutes for maritime claims. 536.118 Section 536.118...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.118 Related statutes for maritime claims. (a) The AMCSA...

  16. 32 CFR 536.118 - Related statutes for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Related statutes for maritime claims. 536.118 Section 536.118...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.118 Related statutes for maritime claims. (a) The AMCSA...

  17. 32 CFR 536.118 - Related statutes for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Related statutes for maritime claims. 536.118 Section 536.118...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.118 Related statutes for maritime claims. (a) The AMCSA...

  18. 32 CFR 536.118 - Related statutes for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Related statutes for maritime claims. 536.118 Section 536.118...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.118 Related statutes for maritime claims. (a) The AMCSA...

  19. 32 CFR 536.118 - Related statutes for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Related statutes for maritime claims. 536.118 Section 536.118...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.118 Related statutes for maritime claims. (a) The AMCSA...

  20. Insurance coverage for employment-related claims

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    Scheuermann, J.E. [Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1993-12-31

    This article analyzes the principal coverage issues arising under CGL policies for employment-related claims. Section I discusses the bases of the duty to defend and the duty to idemnify in the key CGL policy provisions at issue, including the bodily injury and personal injury coverages. Section II examines the three provisions in CGL policies typically raised as defenses to coverage for employment-related claims and two public policy considerations that may affect claims for coverage. The duty to defend is given closer crutiny in section III. Finally, in section IV the effects of settlement on coverage are discussed. 106 refs.

  1. 50 CFR 296.4 - Claims eligible for compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Section 296.4 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.4 Claims eligible for...

  2. 50 CFR 296.4 - Claims eligible for compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Section 296.4 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.4 Claims eligible for...

  3. 50 CFR 296.4 - Claims eligible for compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Section 296.4 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.4 Claims eligible for...

  4. 50 CFR 296.4 - Claims eligible for compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Section 296.4 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.4 Claims eligible for...

  5. 50 CFR 296.4 - Claims eligible for compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Section 296.4 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTINENTAL SHELF FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND § 296.4 Claims eligible for...

  6. Factors predisposing to claims and compensations for patient injuries following total hip and knee arthroplasty

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background and purpose Factors associated with malpractice claims are poorly understood. Knowledge of these factors could help to improve patient safety. We investigated whether patient characteristics and hospital volume affect claims and compensations following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA) in a no-fault scheme. Methods A retrospective registry-based study was done on 16,646 THAs and 17,535 TKAs performed in Finland from 1998 through 2003. First, the association between patient characteristics—e.g., age, sex, comorbidity, prosthesis type—and annual hospital volume with filing of a claim was analyzed by logistic regression. Then, multinomial logistic regression was applied to analyze the association between these same factors and receipt of compensation. Results For THA and TKA, patients over 65 years of age were less likely to file a claim than patients under 65 (OR = 0.57, 95% CI: 0.46–0.72 and OR = 0.65, CI: 0.53–0.80, respectively), while patients with increased comorbidity were more likely to file a claim (OR = 1.17, CI: 1.04–1.31 and OR = 1.14, CI: 1.03-1.26, respectively). Following THA, male sex and cemented prosthesis reduced the odds of a claim (OR = 0.74, CI: 0.60–0.91 and OR = 0.77, CI: 0.60–0.99, respectively) and volume of between 200 and 300 operations increased the odds of a claim (OR = 1.29, CI: 1.01–1.64). Following TKA, a volume of over 300 operations reduced the probability of compensation for certain injury types (RRR = 0.24, CI: 0.08–0.72). Interpretation Centralization of TKA to hospitals with higher volume may reduce the rate of compensable patient injuries. Furthermore, more attention should be paid to equal opportunities for patients to file a claim and obtain compensation. PMID:22401679

  7. Boise State Worker's Compensation Claim Process Contact Office of Risk Management & Insurance if assistance is needed

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    Barrash, Warren

    Boise State Worker's Compensation Claim Process Contact Office of Risk Management & Insurance's Accident Report). 4. Sends SAR to Risk Management within 48 hrs. *SAR online form can be found at http, unless employee wants treatment later. Employee contacts Risk Management & Insurance after treatment

  8. The Occupationally Injured Worker: Investigating the Decision to Settle a Workers' Compensation Claim

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nay, Andrew Paul

    2010-01-01

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2007), a total of 4.2 million work-place injuries were reported within the United States in 2005, nearly half of which resulted in days away from work, job transfer, or restriction. In the majority of workers' compensation claims, wage-replacement benefits are paid voluntarily by the employer or…

  9. 45 CFR 303.108 - Quarterly wage and unemployment compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. 303.108 Section...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. (a) What definitions...data must be transmitted to the National Directory of New Hires? The State shall...

  10. 45 CFR 303.108 - Quarterly wage and unemployment compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. 303.108 Section...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. (a) What definitions...data must be transmitted to the National Directory of New Hires? The State shall...

  11. 45 CFR 303.108 - Quarterly wage and unemployment compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. 303.108 Section...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. (a) What definitions...data must be transmitted to the National Directory of New Hires? The State shall...

  12. 45 CFR 303.108 - Quarterly wage and unemployment compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. 303.108 Section...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. (a) What definitions...data must be transmitted to the National Directory of New Hires? The State shall...

  13. 45 CFR 303.108 - Quarterly wage and unemployment compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. 303.108 Section...compensation claims reporting to the National Directory of New Hires. (a) What definitions...data must be transmitted to the National Directory of New Hires? The State shall...

  14. Injuries to New Zealanders participating in adventure tourism and adventure sports: an analysis of Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claims

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tim Bentley; Keith Mack; Jo Edwards

    Aims The aim of this study was to examine the involvement of adventure tourism and adventure sports activity in injury claims made to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). Methods Epidemiological analysis of ACC claims for the period, July 2004 to June 2005, where adventure activities were involved in the injury. Results 18,697 adventure tourism and adventure sports injury claims were

  15. 75 FR 5499 - Claims for Compensation; Death Gratuity Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act

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    2010-02-03

    ...be approximately one million dollars...under the OMB Control Number 1215-0206 (expires...direct effects on one or more Indian tribes...a separate claim number from any other FECA...hostilities against an enemy of the United States...construction and repair of public facilities....

  16. Proportion of opioid use due to compensated workers' compensation claims in Manitoba, Canada

    PubMed Central

    Kraut, Allen; Shafer, Leigh Anne; Raymond, Colette B

    2015-01-01

    Background This study identifies the percentage of opioids prescribed for compensated workplace conditions in Manitoba, Canada and whether Workers Compensation Board (WCB) status is associated with higher prescription opioid doses. Methods Opioid prescriptions for WCB recipients were linked with databases housed at the Manitoba Center for Health Policy. Duration of continuous opioid prescription and morphine equivalents (ME) per day (ME/D) were calculated for individuals age 18–65. Results Over the period from 1998 to 2010, 3.8% of the total opioid dosage of medication prescribed in the study population were prescribed to WCB recipients. WCB recipients accounted for 2.1% of the individuals prescribed opioids. In adjusted analyses WCB recipients were more likely to be prescribed over 120 ME/D (OR 2.06 95% CI, 1.58–2.69). Conclusions WCB recipients account for a small, but significant amount of the total opioid prescribed in Manitoba. Manitoba's WCB population is a group at increased risk of being prescribed over 120 ME/day. Am. J. Ind. Med. 58:33–39, 2015. © 2014 The Authors. American Journal of Industrial Medicine Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25145877

  17. Perceived relevance and foods with health-related claims

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Dean; P. Lampila; R. Shepherd; A. Arvola; A. Saba; M. Vassallo; E. Claupein; M. Winkelmann; L. Lähteenmäki

    Although consumer perception of the health claims and nutrition information has been studied widely there is relatively little understanding about the motivational factors underpinning claim perception. The objective of this study is to investigate how levels of perceived relevance influence consumers’ responses to health claims that either promise to reduce a targeted disease risk or improve well-being in comparison to

  18. [Insufficient legal rights of traffic accident victims. Insurance companies should force more active compensation claims].

    PubMed

    Gullbring, B; Månsson, M; Walheim, G

    2000-11-15

    According to law, persons injured in road traffic accidents are entitled to compensation. In almost 92% of cases, victims accept a modified solution suggested by the insurance company involved. If an agreement cannot be reached, or the disability is 10% or more, the case is referred to The Road Traffic Injuries Commission (TSN). Insurance companies often claim that the lengthy wait for a final ruling--up to four years or more--is due to the lack of a doctor's certificate of disability. PMID:11116870

  19. Compensability of, and legal issues related to, coccidioidomycosis.

    PubMed

    Haley, Luann

    2007-09-01

    Legal issues that may develop when treating patients with coccidioidomycosis include allegations of medical malpractice, claims for workers' compensation benefits, and civil actions against business owners. In states where the disease is most prevalent, California recognizes cocci diodomycosis as a compensable condition, although Arizona does not. In civil actions, the state courts have not imposed liability on any business or institution for those that claim to have developed cocci diodomycosis on or near the premises of the business. PMID:17513467

  20. 20 CFR 10.112 - What should the employer do when an employee files a claim for continuing compensation due to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01...files a claim for continuing compensation due to disability? 10...Section 10.112 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF...

  1. 20 CFR 10.111 - What should the employer do when an employee files an initial claim for compensation due to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01...employee files an initial claim for compensation due to disability or permanent...Section 10.111 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF...

  2. 20 CFR 410.219 - Filing a claim under State workmen's compensation law; when filing such claim shall be considered...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL COAL MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT OF 1969, TITLE IV-BLACK LUNG BENEFITS (1969- ) Requirements for Entitlement; Duration of Entitlement; Filing of Claims and Evidence §...

  3. Claims incidence of work-related disorders of the upper extremities: Washington state, 1987 through 1995.

    PubMed Central

    Silverstein, B; Welp, E; Nelson, N; Kalat, J

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study examined the claim incidence rate, cost, and industry distribution of work-related upper extremity disorders in Washington. METHODS: Washington State Fund workers' compensation claims from 1987 to 1995 were abstracted and categorized into general and specific disorders of gradual or sudden onset. RESULTS: Accepted claims included 100,449 for hand/wrist disorders (incidence rate: 98.2/10,000 full-time equivalents; carpal tunnel syndrome rate: 27.3), 30,468 for elbow disorders (incidence rate: 29.7; epicondylitis rate: 11.7), and 55,315 for shoulder disorders (incidence rate: 54.0; rotator cuff syndrome rate: 19.9). Average direct workers' compensation claims costs (medical treatment and indemnity) were $15,790 (median: $6774) for rotator cuff syndrome, $12,794 for carpal tunnel syndrome (median: $4190), and $6593 for epicondylitis (median: $534). Construction and food processing were among the industries with the highest rate ratios for all disorders (> 4.0). CONCLUSIONS: Upper extremity disorders represent a large and costly problem in Washington State industry. Industries characterized by manual handling and repetitive work have high rate ratios. The contingent workforce appears to be at high risk. PMID:9842381

  4. 28 CFR 79.12 - Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. 79.12 Section 79.12 Judicial...Eligibility Criteria for Claims Relating to Leukemia § 79.12 Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. To establish eligibility...

  5. 28 CFR 79.12 - Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. 79.12 Section 79.12 Judicial...Eligibility Criteria for Claims Relating to Leukemia § 79.12 Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. To establish eligibility...

  6. 28 CFR 79.12 - Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. 79.12 Section 79.12 Judicial...Eligibility Criteria for Claims Relating to Leukemia § 79.12 Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. To establish eligibility...

  7. 28 CFR 79.12 - Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. 79.12 Section 79.12 Judicial...Eligibility Criteria for Claims Relating to Leukemia § 79.12 Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. To establish eligibility...

  8. 28 CFR 79.12 - Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. 79.12 Section 79.12 Judicial...Eligibility Criteria for Claims Relating to Leukemia § 79.12 Criteria for eligibility for claims relating to leukemia. To establish eligibility...

  9. 76 FR 54002 - Agency Information Collection (Fully Developed Claims) (Applications for Compensation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-30

    ...Compensation; Applications for Pension; Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits): Activity Under OMB Review...Compensation; Applications for Pension; Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits, VA Forms...

  10. Overcoming skepticism towards cause related claims: the case of Norway

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sangeeta Singh; Lene Kristensen; Erika Villaseñor

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – This study, conducted in Norway, aims to investigate whether increasing consumers' familiarity by repeating cause related marketing (CRM) claims helps in reducing their skepticism towards CRM campaigns. It also seeks to test whether the relationship between familiarity and skepticism may be moderated by skepticism towards advertising in general. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A single factor experimental design with four levels

  11. Compensation for environmental asbestos-related diseases in South Africa: a neglected issue

    PubMed Central

    Ndlovu, Ntombizodwa; Naude, Jim teWater; Murray, Jill

    2013-01-01

    Background Environmentally acquired asbestos-related diseases (ARDs) are of concern globally. In South Africa, there is widespread contamination of the environment due to historical asbestos mining operations that were poorly regulated. Although the law makes provision for the compensation of occupationally acquired ARDs, compensation for environmentally acquired ARDs is only available through the Asbestos Relief Trust (ART) and Kgalagadi Relief Trust, both of which are administered by the ART. This study assessed ARDs and compensation outcomes of environmental claims submitted to the Trusts. Methods The personal details, medical diagnoses, and exposure information of all environmental claims considered by the Trusts from their inception in 2003 to April 2010 were used to calculate the numbers and proportions of ARDs and compensation awards. Results There were 146 environmental claimants of whom 35 (23.9%) had fibrotic pleural disease, 1 (0.7%) had lung cancer, and 77 (52.7%) had malignant mesothelioma. 53 (36.3%) claimants were compensated: 20 with fibrotic pleural disease and 33 with mesothelioma. Of the 93 (63.7%) claimants who were not compensated, 33 had no ARDs, 18 had fibrotic pleural disease, 1 had lung cancer, and 44 had mesothelioma. In addition to having ARDs, those that were compensated had qualifying domestic (33; 62.2%) or neighbourhood (20; 37.8%) exposures to asbestos. Most of the claimants who were not compensated had ARDs but their exposures did not meet the Trusts’ exposure criteria. Conclusions This study demonstrates the environmental impact of asbestos mining on the burden of ARDs. Mesothelioma was the most common disease diagnosed, but most cases were not compensated. This highlights that there is little redress for individuals with environmentally acquired ARDs in South Africa. To stop this ARD epidemic, there is a need for the rehabilitation of abandoned asbestos mines and the environment. These issues may not be unique to South Africa as many countries continue to mine and use asbestos. PMID:23364080

  12. Vascular catheter-related infection claims to health insurance company: often preventable.

    PubMed

    Gagneux-Brunon, A; Timsit, J F; Lepape, A; Berthelot, P

    2014-12-01

    Using the main French health insurance company database over a 10-year period, the preventability of catheter-related infections of patients who claimed compensation after prosecution was reviewed by a panel expert. They occurred in 71 patients with few co-morbidities or risk factors for nosocomial infection and were mainly related to the use of a peripheral vascular catheter (42 cases) and due to Staphylococcus aureus (51 cases). Forty-two infections were considered to be preventable. Infections due to peripheral venous catheters were significantly more often preventable than those due to central ones (p < 0.05). We conclude that catheter-related infections perceived by patients and the justice system as not related to unforeseeable medical complications are mainly peripheral catheter infections due to S. aureus and might be an appropriate target for new preventive strategies. PMID:24845401

  13. 77 FR 64389 - Proposed Information Collection (Fully Developed Claims) (Applications for Compensation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-19

    ...Compensation; Applications for Pension; Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits) Activity: Comment Request...for Pension, VA Form 21-527EZ; and Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits, VA Form 21-534EZ....

  14. 78 FR 6181 - Agency Information Collection (Fully Developed Claims) (Applications for Compensation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-29

    ...Compensation; Applications for Pension; Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits): Activity Under OMB Review...for Pension, VA Form 21-527EZ; and Applications for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits, VA Form 21-534EZ....

  15. 77 FR 22204 - Administrative Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Related Statutes

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    2012-04-13

    ...Government, or the claimant. (b) Enemy action or public service. Claims may be allowed...a direct consequence of: (1) Enemy action or threat thereof, or terrorism...civil disturbance or to alleviate a public disaster. (3) Efforts by...

  16. 77 FR 22236 - Administrative Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and Related Statutes

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    2012-04-13

    ...Government, or the claimant. (b) Enemy action or public service. Claims may be allowed...a direct consequence of: (1) Enemy action or threat thereof, or terrorism...civil disturbance or to alleviate a public disaster. (3) Efforts by...

  17. 77 FR 16485 - Compensation, Retirement Programs, and Related Benefits

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    2012-03-21

    ...identify the minimum responsibilities a compensation committee must perform and require that System banks and associations...considered that a related proposed rule on the System Audit Committee (77 FR 8179, February 14, 2012) has a comment...

  18. Asbestos-related occupational cancers compensated under the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance in Korea.

    PubMed

    Ahn, Yeon-Soon; Kang, Seong-Kyu

    2009-04-01

    Compensation for asbestos-related cancers occurring in occupationally-exposed workers is a global issue; this is also an issue in Korea. To provide basic information regarding compensation for workers exposed to asbestos, 60 cases of asbestos-related occupational lung cancer and mesothelioma that were compensated during 15 yr; from 1993 (the year the first case was compensated) to 2007 by the Korea Labor Welfare Corporation (KLWC) are described. The characteristics of the cases were analyzed using the KLWC electronic data and the epidemiologic investigation data conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI) of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA). The KLWC approved compensation for 41 cases of lung cancer and 19 cases of mesothelioma. Males accounted for 91.7% (55 cases) of the approved cases. The most common age group was 50-59 yr (45.0%). The mean duration of asbestos exposure for lung cancer and mesothelioma cases was 19.2 and 16.0 yr, respectively. The mean latency period for lung cancer and mesothelioma cases was 22.1 and 22.6 yr, respectively. The major industries associated with mesothelioma cases were shipbuilding and maintenance (4 cases) and manufacture of asbestos textiles (3 cases). The major industries associated with lung cancer cases were shipbuilding and maintenance (7 cases), construction (6 cases), and manufacture of basic metals (4 cases). The statistics pertaining to asbestos-related occupational cancers in Korea differ from other developed countries in that more cases of mesothelioma were compensated than lung cancer cases. Also, the mean latency period for disease onset was shorter than reported by existing epidemiologic studies; this discrepancy may be related to the short history of occupational asbestos use in Korea. Considering the current Korean use of asbestos, the number of compensated cases in Korea is expected to increase in the future but not as much as developed countries. PMID:19367039

  19. Work-Related Pain and Injury and Barriers to Workers’ Compensation Among Las Vegas Hotel Room Cleaners

    PubMed Central

    Scherzer, Teresa; Rugulies, Reiner; Krause, Niklas

    2005-01-01

    Objectives. We examined the prevalence of work-related pain and injury and explored barriers to and experiences of reporting among workers. Methods. We surveyed 941 unionized hotel room cleaners about work-related pain, injury, disability, and reporting. Results. During the past 12 months, 75% of workers in our study experienced work-related pain, and 31% reported it to management; 20% filed claims for workers’ compensation as a result of work-related injury, and 35% of their claims were denied. Barriers to reporting injury included “It would be too much trouble” (43%), “I was afraid” (26%), and “I didn’t know how” (18%). An estimated 69% of medical costs were shifted from employers to workers. Conclusions. The reasons for underreporting and the extent of claim denial warrant further investigation. Implications for worker health and the precise quantification of shifting costs to workers also should be addressed. PMID:15727981

  20. Consumers’ health-related motive orientations and reactions to claims about dietary calcium.

    PubMed

    Hoefkens, Christine; Verbeke, Wim

    2013-01-01

    Health claims may contribute to better informed and healthier food choices and to improved industrial competitiveness by marketing foods that support healthier lifestyles in line with consumer preferences. With the more stringent European Union regulation of nutrition and health claims, insights into consumers' health-related goal patterns and their reactions towards such claims are needed to influence the content of lawful claims. This study investigated how consumers' explicit and implicit health-related motive orientations (HRMOs) together with the type of calcium-claim (nutrition claim, health claim and reduction of disease risk claim) influence perceived credibility and purchasing intention of calcium-enriched fruit juice. Data were collected in April 2006 through a consumer survey with 341 Belgian adults. The findings indicate that stronger implicit HRMOs (i.e., indirect benefits of calcium for personal health) are associated with higher perceived credibility, which is not (yet) translated into a higher purchasing intention. Consumers' explicit HRMOs, which refer to direct benefits or physiological functions of calcium in the body-as legally permitted in current calcium-claims in the EU-do not associate with reactions to the claims. Independently of consumers' HRMOs, the claim type significantly affects the perceived credibility and purchasing intention of the product. Implications for nutrition policy makers and food industries are discussed. PMID:23306190

  1. Consumers’ Health-Related Motive Orientations and Reactions to Claims about Dietary Calcium

    PubMed Central

    Hoefkens, Christine; Verbeke, Wim

    2013-01-01

    Health claims may contribute to better informed and healthier food choices and to improved industrial competitiveness by marketing foods that support healthier lifestyles in line with consumer preferences. With the more stringent European Union regulation of nutrition and health claims, insights into consumers’ health-related goal patterns and their reactions towards such claims are needed to influence the content of lawful claims. This study investigated how consumers’ explicit and implicit health-related motive orientations (HRMOs) together with the type of calcium-claim (nutrition claim, health claim and reduction of disease risk claim) influence perceived credibility and purchasing intention of calcium-enriched fruit juice. Data were collected in April 2006 through a consumer survey with 341 Belgian adults. The findings indicate that stronger implicit HRMOs (i.e., indirect benefits of calcium for personal health) are associated with higher perceived credibility, which is not (yet) translated into a higher purchasing intention. Consumers’ explicit HRMOs, which refer to direct benefits or physiological functions of calcium in the body—as legally permitted in current calcium-claims in the EU—do not associate with reactions to the claims. Independently of consumers’ HRMOs, the claim type significantly affects the perceived credibility and purchasing intention of the product. Implications for nutrition policy makers and food industries are discussed. PMID:23306190

  2. The gifted mathematician that you claim to be : Equational intensional ‘reconstruction’ relatives

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alexander Grosu; Manfred Krifka

    2007-01-01

    This paper investigates relative constructions as in The gifted mathematician that you claim to be should be able to solve this equation, in which the head noun (gifted mathematician) is semantically dependent on an intensional operator in the relative clause (claim), even though it is not c-commanded by it. This is the kind of situation that has led, within models

  3. Compensation of research-related injuries in the European Union.

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    Avilds, Miguelangel Ramiro

    2014-12-01

    The planned reform of the Clinical Trials Directive has re-opened the debate over how to implement and interpret research-related injuries regulation. In the European Union (EU), clinical trials are currently regulated by Directive 2001/20/EC, which establishes the provision of mandatory insurance before clinical trials commence but is silent on the system of liability. The proposed new Regulation will impact biomedical research assurance in all EU Member States because it points to insurance costs as being one of the causes of the fall in the number of clinical trials carried out in the EU. Despite the adoption of a risk-balance approach, the proposed new Regulation does not include a no-fault compensation system to protect subjects participating in clinical trials. An adequate protection of the rights and wellbeing of trial subjects would require not only mandatory insurance for clinical trials but also a no-fault compensation system. The new regulation should include a general clause requiring mandatory insurance and establishing liability insurance based on no-fault compensation; an exception clause, enabling the performance of clinical trials without insurance in the case of low-risk interventions or non-commercial clinical trials; and an exclusion clause, excluding compensation when there is no causal connection between injuries and clinical trial. PMID:25486709

  4. Compensation of research-related injuries in the European Union.

    PubMed

    Avilds, Miguelangel Ramiro

    2014-12-01

    The planned reform of the Clinical Trials Directive has re-opened the debate over how to implement and interpret research-related injuries regulation. In the European Union (EU), clinical trials are currently regulated by Directive 2001/20/EC, which establishes the provision of mandatory insurance before clinical trials commence but is silent on the system of liability. The proposed new Regulation will impact biomedical research assurance in all EU Member States because it points to insurance costs as being one of the causes of the fall in the number of clinical trials carried out in the EU. Despite the adoption of a risk-balance approach, the proposed new Regulation does not include a no-fault compensation system to protect subjects participating in clinical trials. An adequate protection of the rights and wellbeing of trial subjects would require not only mandatory insurance for clinical trials but also a no-fault compensation system. The new regulation should include a general clause requiring mandatory insurance and establishing liability insurance based on no-fault compensation; an exception clause, enabling the performance of clinical trials without insurance in the case of low-risk interventions or non-commercial clinical trials; and an exclusion clause, excluding compensation when there is no causal connection between injuries and clinical trial. PMID:25508840

  5. Compensation for workplace injury leading to suicide in Australia.

    PubMed

    Guthrie, Robert; Westaway, Jennifer

    2010-12-01

    Workplace-related death by suicide raises a number of difficult issues in the context of workers compensation. On first reading, workers compensation statutes usually prevent recovery of compensation where an injury is self-inflicted, suggesting that compensation for suicide will be excluded. Additionally, compensation is usually denied when the nexus between employment and injury is broken which is frequently the defence to any claim by the dependants of workers who takes their own life following a work injury. This article examines the Australian landscape in relation to the evolution of principles that apply to consideration of workers compensation claims where suicide is an element. PMID:21355435

  6. 25 CFR 900.207 - How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? 900.207 Section 900.207 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? Non-medical-related tort claims and lawsuits...

  7. 25 CFR 900.207 - How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? 900.207 Section 900.207 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? Non-medical-related tort claims and lawsuits...

  8. 25 CFR 900.207 - How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? 900.207 Section 900.207 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? Non-medical-related tort claims and lawsuits...

  9. 25 CFR 900.207 - How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? 900.207 Section 900.207 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? Non-medical-related tort claims and lawsuits...

  10. 25 CFR 900.207 - How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? 900.207 Section 900.207 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN...How are non-medical related tort claims and lawsuits filed for IHS? Non-medical-related tort claims and lawsuits...

  11. 48 CFR 252.203-7000 - Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Compensation of Former DoD Officials. 252.203-7000 Section 252.203-7000 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE...CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of...

  12. Radiation Exposure Compensation Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    U.S. Department of Justice Radiation Exposure Compensation Program

    This is the Justice Department's Radiation Exposure Compensation Program homepage. This site features information about the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, including claimant categories, claim forms, and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. This site also provides a table illustrating a summary of all claims received and compensation paid to date.

  13. Rugby league injuries in New Zealand: a review of 8 years of Accident Compensation Corporation injury entitlement claims and costs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D A King; P A Hume; P Milburn; S Gianotti

    2009-01-01

    Aim:This paper provides an overview of the epidemiology of rugby league injuries and associated costs in New Zealand requiring medical treatment.Method:New Zealand national Accident Compensation Corporation injury data for the period 1999 to 2007 were searched for rugby league injury cases. Data were analysed by demographics, body region, nature\\/severity of injury, and medical procedure and costs.Results:A total of 5941 injury

  14. 78 FR 65450 - Proposed Information Collection (Statement of Person Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a...

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    2013-10-31

    ...Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a Parent) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY...claimant's who stood in relation of parents to a deceased Veteran eligibility for...Claiming to Have Stood in Relation of a Parent, VA Form 21P-524. OMB Control...

  15. 76 FR 2755 - Proposed Information Collection (Statement of Person Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a...

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    2011-01-14

    ...Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a Parent) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY...claimant's who stood in relation of parents to a deceased veteran eligibility for...Claiming to Have Stood in Relation of a Parent, VA Form 21-524. OMB Control...

  16. 33 CFR 136.229 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.229 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable is...

  17. 33 CFR 136.217 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.217 Compensation allowable. (a) The amount of compensation...

  18. 33 CFR 136.235 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.235 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable...

  19. 33 CFR 136.241 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.241 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable is...

  20. 33 CFR 136.223 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.223 Compensation allowable. (a) The amount of compensation...

  1. 33 CFR 136.235 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.235 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable...

  2. 33 CFR 136.241 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.241 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable is...

  3. 33 CFR 136.241 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.241 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable is...

  4. 33 CFR 136.241 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.241 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable is...

  5. 33 CFR 136.211 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.211 Compensation allowable. (a) The amount of compensation...

  6. 33 CFR 136.211 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.211 Compensation allowable. (a) The amount of compensation...

  7. 33 CFR 136.205 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.205 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation...

  8. 33 CFR 136.235 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.235 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation allowable...

  9. 33 CFR 136.205 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.205 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation...

  10. 33 CFR 136.217 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.217 Compensation allowable. (a) The amount of compensation...

  11. 33 CFR 136.205 - Compensation allowable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT Procedures for Particular Claims § 136.205 Compensation allowable. The amount of compensation...

  12. 76 FR 16039 - Agency Information Collection (Statement of Person Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a Parent...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-22

    ...Claiming To Have Stood in Relation of a Parent) Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits...Claiming to Have Stood in Relation of a Parent, VA Form 21-524. OMB Control Number...stood in the relationship of the natural parent of a deceased veteran. The...

  13. Arterial Blood Pressure Is Closely Related to Ascites Development in Compensated HCV-Related Cirrhosis

    PubMed Central

    Vilar Gomez, Eduardo; Torres Gonzalez, Ana; Calzadilla Bertot, Luis; Yasells Garcia, Ali; Sanchez Rodriguez, Yoan; Perez, Yadina Martinez

    2014-01-01

    Background Arterial blood pressure (BP) is a reliable marker of circulatory dysfunction in cirrhotic patients. There are no prospective studies evaluating the association between different levels of arterial BP and ascites development in compensated cirrhotic patients. Therefore, we evaluated the relationship between arterial BP and ascites development in compensated cirrhotic patients. Materials and Methods A total of 402 patients with compensated HCV-related cirrhosis were prospectively followed during 6 years to identify ascites development. At baseline, patients underwent systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure (MAP) measurements. Any history of arterial hypertension was also recorded. The occurrence of events such as bleeding, hepatocellular carcinoma, death and liver transplantation prior to ascites development were considered as competing risk events. Results Over a median of 156 weeks, ascites occurred in 54 patients (13%). At baseline, MAP was significantly lower in patients with ascites development (75.9 mm/Hg [95%CI, 70.3–84.3]) than those without ascites (93.6 mm/Hg [95% CI: 86.6–102.3]). After adjusting for covariates, the 6-year cumulative incidence of ascites was 40% (95%CI, 34%–48%) for patients with MAP<83.32 mm/Hg. In contrast, cumulative incidences of ascites were almost similar among patients with MAP values between 83.32 mm/Hg and 93.32 mm/Hg (7% [95% CI: 4%–12%]), between 93.32 mm/Hg and 100.31 mm/Hg (5% [95% CI: 4%–11%]) or higher than 100.31 mm/Hg (3% [95% CI: 1%–6%]). The MAP was an independent predictor of ascites development. Conclusions The MAP is closely related to the development of ascites in compensated HCV-related cirrhosis. The risk of ascites development increases in 4.4 fold for subjects with MAP values <83.32 mm/Hg. PMID:24755710

  14. A relational database management system for atmospheric compensation research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Powell; Gautami Erukulla; Mohamad Buhisi; Balendran Velauthapillai

    2011-01-01

    Atmospheric compensation is a key step in the processing of most remotely sensed Earth images, but is particularly important in Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI) analysis. The state of atmospheric sensible variables at the time of the image is a key driver of atmospheric path radiance and transmissivity effects. A thorough assessment of the state of the atmosphere is rarely conducted in

  15. 33 CFR 136.107 - Subrogated claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.107 Subrogated claims. (a) The claims of subrogor (e.g., insured) and...

  16. Compensation for work-related hematologic, liver, and infectious diseases.

    PubMed

    Kim, Jung-Won; Kang, Dong-Mug

    2014-06-01

    Occupational diseases may be defined only medically or scientifically, and even then, their definition is not simple. However, compensable occupational diseases involve the additional layer of legal systems and social welfare policies as well. Their multifaceted nature makes determining the work-relatedness of these diseases more complex. Korea has established standards for the recognition of occupational diseases in Schedule 5 of the Enforcement Decree of the Labor Standards Act, and specific criteria for the recognition of occupational diseases are listed in Schedule 3 of the Enforcement Decree of the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act. The new list of compensable occupational diseases comprises 13 articles as an open-ended system. The newly added articles pertain to lymphohematopoietic (Article 5) and infectious diseases (Article 9), as well as diseases of other target organs. Furthermore, the article on liver diseases (Article 8) has been partially revised. The new act has been changed to clarify the meaning as it has been presented in recent research. It is necessary to achieve agreement among concerned parties, including experts from the legal, medical, and social domains to resolve the issues of work-relatedness, causation, notion of aggravation, and so on for preparing a list and a process that are more reasonable. PMID:25006327

  17. 76 FR 35086 - Proposed Information Collection (Fully Developed Claim (Fully Developed Claims-Applications for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-15

    ...Developed Claims--Applications for Compensation, Pension, DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits)) Activity: Comment Request...Developed Claims--Applications for Compensation, Pension, DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits, VA Forms...

  18. 77 FR 76215 - Compensation, Retirement Programs, and Related Benefits; Effective Date

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-27

    ...Retirement Programs, and Related Benefits; Effective Date AGENCY...plans and a discussion of the link between senior officer compensation...2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Wilson, Senior Accountant...plans and a discussion of the link between senior officer...

  19. A statistical analysis of insurance damage claims related to rainfall extremes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Spekkers, M. H.; Kok, M.; Clemens, F. H. L. R.; ten Veldhuis, J. A. E.

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, a database of water-related insurance damage claims related to private properties and content was analysed. The aim was to investigate whether the probability of occurrence of rainfall-related damage was associated with the intensity of rainfall. Rainfall data were used for the period of 2003-2009 in the Netherlands based on a network of 33 automatic rain gauges operated by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Insurance damage data were aggregated to areas within 10-km range of the rain gauges. Through a logistic regression model, high claim numbers were linked to maximum rainfall intensities, with rainfall intensity based on 10-min to 4-h time windows. Rainfall intensity proved to be a significant damage predictor; however, the explained variance, approximated by a pseudo-R2 statistic, was at most 34% for property damage and at most 30% for content damage. When directly comparing predicted and observed values, the model was able to predict 5-17% more cases correctly compared to a random prediction. No important differences were found between relations with property and content damage data. A considerable fraction of the variance is left unexplained, which emphasizes the need to study damage generating mechanisms and additional explanatory variables.

  20. 13 CFR 114.104 - What evidence and information may SBA require relating to my claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...claim based on personal injury, including pain and suffering: (1) A written report...medical and burial expenses. (7) For pain and suffering damage claims, a physician's...the injuries suffered, the duration of pain and suffering, any drugs...

  1. 13 CFR 114.104 - What evidence and information may SBA require relating to my claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...claim based on personal injury, including pain and suffering: (1) A written report...medical and burial expenses. (7) For pain and suffering damage claims, a physician's...the injuries suffered, the duration of pain and suffering, any drugs...

  2. Factors influencing the duration of work-related disability: a population-based study of Washington State workers' compensation.

    PubMed Central

    Cheadle, A; Franklin, G; Wolfhagen, C; Savarino, J; Liu, P Y; Salley, C; Weaver, M

    1994-01-01

    OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this study was to examine factors predictive of duration of work-related disability. METHODS. Multivariate survival analysis techniques were used to conduct a population-based, retrospective cohort study on a random sample of 28,473 workers' compensation claims from Washington State filed for injuries occurring in 1987 to 1989. The principal outcome measure was length of time for which compensation for lost wages was paid, used as a surrogate for duration of temporary total disability. RESULTS. The findings suggest that, even after adjusting for severity of injury, older age, female gender, and a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome or back/neck sprain significantly predict longer duration of disability. Other predictors that were stable and significant, but involved lower magnitudes of effect included divorced marital status, firm size of fewer than 50 employees, higher country unemployment rates, and construction and agricultural work. CONCLUSIONS. Greater disability prevention efforts targeting these higher risk subgroups could have significant economic and public health effects. The greatest impact may be on claimants who remain disabled at 6 months after an injury that did not require hospitalization. PMID:8296938

  3. 21 CFR 101.65 - Implied nutrient content claims and related label statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...nutrient must be present in the food. For example, a claim that a food contains oat bran is a claim that it is a good source of dietary fiber; that a food is made only with vegetable oil is a claim that it is low in...

  4. 21 CFR 101.65 - Implied nutrient content claims and related label statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...nutrient must be present in the food. For example, a claim that a food contains oat bran is a claim that it is a good source of dietary fiber; that a food is made only with vegetable oil is a claim that it is low in...

  5. 21 CFR 101.65 - Implied nutrient content claims and related label statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...nutrient must be present in the food. For example, a claim that a food contains oat bran is a claim that it is a good source of dietary fiber; that a food is made only with vegetable oil is a claim that it is low in...

  6. 21 CFR 101.65 - Implied nutrient content claims and related label statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...nutrient must be present in the food. For example, a claim that a food contains oat bran is a claim that it is a good source of dietary fiber; that a food is made only with vegetable oil is a claim that it is low in...

  7. 21 CFR 101.65 - Implied nutrient content claims and related label statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...nutrient must be present in the food. For example, a claim that a food contains oat bran is a claim that it is a good source of dietary fiber; that a food is made only with vegetable oil is a claim that it is low in...

  8. Medical Malpractice Claims Related to Cataract Surgery Complicated by Retained Lens Fragments (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis)

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Judy E.; Weber, Paul; Szabo, Aniko

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To review malpractice claims associated with retained lens fragments during cataract surgery to identify ways to improve patient outcomes. Methods: Retrospective, noncomparative, consecutive case series. Closed claims data related to cataract surgeries complicated by retained lens fragments (1989 through 2009) from an ophthalmic insurance carrier were reviewed. Factors associated with these claims and claims outcomes were analyzed. Results: During the 21-year period, 117 (12.5%) of 937 closed claims associated with cataract surgery were related to retained lens fragments with 108 unique cataract surgeries, 97% against cataract surgeon and 3% against retinal surgeon. Twelve (11%) of 108 claims were resolved by a trial, 30 (28%) were settled, and 66 (61%) were dismissed. The defendant prevailed in 83% of trials. Indemnity payments totaling more than $3,586,000 were made in 32 (30%) of the claims (median payment, $90,000). The difference between the preoperative visual acuity and the final visual acuity was predictive of an indemnity payment (odds ratio [OR], 2.28; P=.001) and going to a trial (OR, 2.93; P=.000). Development of corneal edema was associated with an indemnity payment (OR, 3.50; P=.037). Timing of referral and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) were statistically significant in univariate analyses but not in multivariate analyses for a trial. Conclusions: Whereas the majority of claims were dismissed, claims associated with greater visual acuity decline, corneal edema, or elevated IOP were more likely to result in a trial or payment. Ways to reduce significant vision loss, including improved management of corneal edema and IOP, and timely referral to a subspecialist should be considered. PMID:23818737

  9. The Relation of Carbon Dioxide Compensation and Chlorenchymatous Vascular Bundle Sheaths in Leaves of Dicots

    PubMed Central

    Crookston, R. Kent; Moss, Dale N.

    1970-01-01

    Low CO2 compensation points have been found to be associated with several unusual characteristics related to photosynthesis. One such characteristic is a prominent, chlorenchymatous vascular bundle sheath in the leaves. It has been suggested that the presence of this sheath in dicotyledons can serve as a means of detecting low CO2-compensating species. We collected 88 dicotyledon species from 22 families reported to have chlorenchymatous sheaths. Of the 88, only three, Tribulus terrestris, L., Boerhaavia paniculata, L. C. Rich, and Trianthema portulacastrum L., had low CO2 compensation points. Cross sections of the leaves of the other species revealed that they did have chlorenchymatous vascular bundle sheaths. However, these sheath cells contained chloroplasts which were not specialized for starch formation as were the bundle sheath chloroplasts of the low CO2-compensating species. Images PMID:16657506

  10. Employer disability management strategies and other predictors of injury claims rates and costs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David S Salkever; Judith A Shinogle; Mohankumar Purushothaman

    2001-01-01

    Problem: Recent research indicates that many injuries to workers are not job related and that more than half of these injuries are not compensable under Workers' Compensation. Prior research on predictors or risk factors for these injuries, and the determinants of their costs, is quite limited. Method: This study analyzes data on more than 1000 injury-related paid claims for long-term

  11. 78 FR 68780 - Treatment of Income From Indian Fishing Rights-Related Activity as Compensation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-15

    ...RIN-1545-BL61 Treatment of Income From Indian Fishing Rights-Related Activity as Compensation...remuneration for services performed in a fishing rights-related activity may be treated...and individual tribe members conduct fishing activities to generate revenue,...

  12. ASSIGNED SHARES IN COMPENSATION FOR RADIATION-RELATED CANCERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The preparation of radioepidemiologic tables requires extensive mathematical modeling because matters such as sex, size of dose, age at exposure, type of cancer, and age at diagnosis must be taken into account. he limited data require many assumptions about the quantitative relat...

  13. Litigation relating to conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow: an analysis of claims against the National Health Service.

    PubMed

    Talbot, C L; Ring, J; Holt, E M

    2014-05-01

    We present a review of claims made to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) by patients with conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow, and identify areas of dissatisfaction and potential improvement. Between 1995 and 2012, the NHSLA recorded 811 claims related to the shoulder and elbow, 581 of which were settled. This comprised 364 shoulder (64%), and 217 elbow (36%) claims. A total of £18.2 million was paid out in settled claims. Overall diagnosis, mismanagement and intra-operative nerve injury were the most common reasons for litigation. The highest cost paid out resulted from claims dealing with incorrect, missed or delayed diagnosis, with just under £6 million paid out overall. Fractures and dislocations around the shoulder and elbow were common injuries in this category. All 11 claims following wrong-site surgery that were settled led to successful payouts. This study highlights the diagnoses and procedures that need to be treated with particular vigilance. Having an awareness of the areas that lead to litigation in shoulder and elbow surgery will help to reduce inadvertent risks to patients and prevent dissatisfaction and possible litigation. PMID:24788489

  14. The Aftermath of the Macondo Discovery Well Spill: The Interplay of Claims to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and Insurance Claims

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dale E. Hausman; Laura A. Foggan

    2011-01-01

    The processing of claims for compensation arising from the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig and its environmental and economic aftermath has proceeded simultaneously before the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and insurers. The criteria for recovery between these two recipients of claims differ significantly. Compensation from the facility has included claims for purely economic injury,

  15. 40 CFR 1068.115 - When must manufacturers honor emission-related warranty claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...the owner's or operator's improper maintenance or use, by accidents for which you have no responsibility, or by acts of God. For example, you would not need to honor warranty claims for failures that have been directly caused by the...

  16. 13 CFR 114.104 - What evidence and information may SBA require relating to my claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...personal injury, including pain and suffering: (1) A written report from your...burial expenses. (7) For pain and suffering damage claims, a physician's detailed...injuries suffered, the duration of pain and suffering, any drugs administered for pain,...

  17. 13 CFR 114.104 - What evidence and information may SBA require relating to my claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...personal injury, including pain and suffering: (1) A written report from your...burial expenses. (7) For pain and suffering damage claims, a physician's detailed...injuries suffered, the duration of pain and suffering, any drugs administered for pain,...

  18. 13 CFR 114.104 - What evidence and information may SBA require relating to my claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...personal injury, including pain and suffering: (1) A written report from your...burial expenses. (7) For pain and suffering damage claims, a physician's detailed...injuries suffered, the duration of pain and suffering, any drugs administered for pain,...

  19. The effects of natural cigarette claims on adolescents' brand-related beliefs, attitudes, and intentions.

    PubMed

    Kelly, Kathleen J; Manning, Kenneth

    2014-09-01

    The marketing of natural cigarettes has been widely criticized by consumer advocates and public policymakers. The present research is designed to inform the ongoing policy debate by examining the effects of natural cigarette claims on adolescents' brand impressions. The authors report the results of an experiment in which high school students viewed images of cigarette packages for three different brands. Findings indicate that including natural claims on cigarette packages can weaken beliefs that the cigarettes cause diseases. Results also reveal that skepticism toward marketing claims may play an important role in undermining brand attitudes and trial intentions toward cigarette brands promoted with natural claims. Policy implications and suggestions for further research are provided. PMID:24628465

  20. Claiming the state : citizen-state relations and service delivery in rural India

    E-print Network

    Kruks-Wisner, Gabrielle K

    2013-01-01

    Who makes claims on the state and how? This dissertation examines the processes through which citizens seek to secure public resources from the state and, by extension, the patterns of participation and citizen-state ...

  1. Paving the road to negligence: the compensation for research-related injuries in Spain.

    PubMed

    Ramiro Avilés, Miguel A

    2015-01-01

    The planned reform of the regulation of clinical trials in Spain has reopened the debate over how to regulate research-related injuries. Act 29/2006 and Royal Decree 223/2004 regulate the insurance of research-related injuries, and they include a general clause requiring mandatory insurance and imposing a no-fault compensation system; they also contain an exception clause enabling clinical trials to be carried out without insurance under some conditions, and an exclusion clause excluding compensation when there is no causal connection between injuries and a clinical trial. National legislation is under review, affecting the requirement of mandatory insurance and paving the road to a liability system based on negligence, which will affect the level of protection of the persons enrolled in clinical trials because it would not ensure compensation. Regulatory texts on individuals' participation as research subjects should include not only mandatory insurance, but also a no-fault compensation system for cases when voluntary research subjects are injured, irrespective of negligence. PMID:25397601

  2. 33 CFR 136.9 - Falsification of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General § 136.9 Falsification of claims. Persons submitting false claims or making false...

  3. 33 CFR 136.9 - Falsification of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General § 136.9 Falsification of claims. Persons submitting false claims or making false...

  4. University of Virginia Agency 207 Accident Report for Workers' Compensation Claim Please complete this form and turn it in to your department's Human Resource Coordinator or

    E-print Network

    Acton, Scott

    : _____________Work Phone: ________________Cell Phone: ______________________ Date of Birth: ________________Sex this form and turn it in to your department's Human Resource Coordinator or designated Safety Coordinator. They will forward a copy to the University Human Resources Workers' Compensation Coordinator, Box 400127; phone

  5. Study to assess the compensation and skills of medical library professionals relative to information technology professionals*

    PubMed Central

    Weise, Frieda O.; McMullen, Thomas D.

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: The study seeks to determine how medical library professionals performing information-technology (IT) roles are compensated and how their positions are designed compared to information technology staff in their institutions. Methods: 550 medical library directors in hospital and academic medical libraries were surveyed. The data was then compared to survey data from other compensation studies of the IT industry. Results: There is a gap in compensation between medical library professionals and IT professionals performing similar functions using information technology. Technology-intense library jobs are compensated at higher levels than more traditional jobs. Conclusions: To compete with IT salaries, managers of medical library professionals will need to be ever more cognizant of the employment practices of IT professionals in nonmedical library disciplines. It is typically in the medical library's best interest to ensure that IT-related jobs, accountabilities, and capabilities of the medical library are known and understood by others, especially in the human resources and information technology staff departments. PMID:11465684

  6. Dual-band Fourier domain optical coherence tomography with depth-related compensations

    PubMed Central

    Zhang, Miao; Ma, Lixin; Yu, Ping

    2013-01-01

    Dual-band Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) provides depth-resolved spectroscopic imaging that enhances tissue contrast and reduces image speckle. However, previous dual-band FD-OCT systems could not correctly give the tissue spectroscopic contrast due to depth-related discrepancy in the imaging method and attenuation in biological tissue samples. We designed a new dual-band full-range FD-OCT imaging system and developed an algorithm to compensate depth-related fall-off and light attenuation. In our imaging system, the images from two wavelength bands were intrinsically overlapped and their intensities were balanced. The processing time of dual-band OCT image reconstruction and depth-related compensations were minimized by using multiple threads that execute in parallel. Using the newly developed system, we studied tissue phantoms and human cancer xenografts and muscle tissues dissected from severely compromised immune deficient mice. Improved spectroscopic contrast and sensitivity were achieved, benefiting from the depth-related compensations. PMID:24466485

  7. Characteristic features of the legal relations concerning compensation for injuries caused by the chernobyl accident

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. F. Bychkova

    1999-01-01

    This article is devoted to the legal relations between the State and citizens who were victims of the accident at the Chernobyl\\u000a nuclear power plant. Their characteristic features consist in the fact that the government as the constitutional guarantor\\u000a and owner of nuclear power plants is responsible for the harm done due to radiation. The method of compensating for radiation

  8. Compensating Losses in Bridge Employment? Examining Relations between Compensation Strategies, Health Problems, and Intention to Remain at Work

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Muller, Andreas; De Lange, Annet; Weigl, Matthias; Oxfart, Caroline; Van der Heijden, Beatrice

    2013-01-01

    In order to better understand the precursors of bridge employment, this study aimed to investigate whether individual action strategies in terms of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC; Baltes & Baltes, 1990) are able to buffer the well-known negative impact of poor health on the intention to remain in the workforce. 784 employees (60-85…

  9. EXPENDITURE OBJECT CODES Personal Services PERSONAL SERVICES are expenses for compensation and related employee benefits provided for all persons

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    for compensation and related employee benefits provided for all persons employed by LSU. 1010 Gratis Employment 1020 Employee Subject Fees: Stipends paid to employees participating in clinical trials, psychology lab for Regular Employees Paid Biweekly: Compensation paid to certain classes of Facility Services employees

  10. 20 CFR 30.101 - In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.101 In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?...

  11. 20 CFR 30.101 - In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.101 In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?...

  12. 20 CFR 30.101 - In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.101 In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?...

  13. 20 CFR 30.101 - In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.101 In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?...

  14. 20 CFR 30.101 - In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.101 In general, how is a survivor's claim filed?...

  15. Epidemiology of compensable work-related ocular injuries and illnesses: incidence and risk factors.

    PubMed

    Islam, S S; Doyle, E J; Velilla, A; Martin, C J; Ducatman, A M

    2000-06-01

    Incidence rates of work-related compensable ocular injuries/illnesses and associated risk factors were estimated by using a state-managed workers' compensation database. The annual incidence rate was estimated to be 537 per 100,000 employees. The majority of the ocular injuries and illnesses resulted from foreign bodies in the external eye (incidence rate 194 per 100,000 employees). Incidence rates for superficial eye injury, atopic conjunctivitis, burn, keratitis, chronic conjunctivitis, and contusion were 168.3, 30.9, 28.0, 23.4, 17.9, and 15.3 per 100,000 employees, respectively. The highest incidence rate was observed in the agricultural sector, with male employees having higher rates than female employees. Cooks, housekeepers, and food service workers had higher risk of atopic conjunctivitis (relative risk, 3.2 to 7.3) compared with other workers. The majority of the atopic conjunctivitis illnesses and burn injuries were associated with chemical exposures. Reduction of exposures and targeted intervention among high-risk workers should reduce the incidence of work-related ocular injuries and illnesses. PMID:10874649

  16. Workers compensation: coverage, benefits, and costs, 1982

    SciTech Connect

    Price, D.N.

    1984-12-01

    Workers compensation provides medical care and income maintenance protection to workers disabled from work-related injury or illness. This program is of considerable interest to the Social Security Administration (SSA) from several perspectives. For example, since 1965 Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) benefits and workers compensation payments have been integrated. Information on the experience under workers compensation provides a framework for examining questions concerning gaps and overlaps in the Nation's social insurance system. In addition, since December 1969 SSA has administered claims filed through 1973 under part B of the Black Lung program--the program providing income maintenance protection to coal miners disabled by pneumoconiosis. The workers compensation experience reported here consists of information on benefits for work-related injury and disease, including data on the combined benefits paid under the entire Federal Black Lung program administered by the Labor Department and SSA.

  17. 20 CFR 30.100 - In general, how does an employee file an initial claim for benefits?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.100 In general, how does an employee file an initial claim...

  18. 20 CFR 30.100 - In general, how does an employee file an initial claim for benefits?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.100 In general, how does an employee file an initial claim...

  19. 20 CFR 30.100 - In general, how does an employee file an initial claim for benefits?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.100 In general, how does an employee file an initial claim...

  20. 20 CFR 30.100 - In general, how does an employee file an initial claim for benefits?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.100 In general, how does an employee file an initial claim...

  1. 20 CFR 30.100 - In general, how does an employee file an initial claim for benefits?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.100 In general, how does an employee file an initial claim...

  2. 43 CFR 30.143 - Are there any categories of claims that will not be allowed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    (a) Claims for care will not be allowed except upon clear and convincing evidence that the care was given on a promise of compensation and that compensation was expected. (b) A claim will not be allowed if...

  3. 33 CFR 136.113 - Other compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.113 Other compensation. A claimant must include an accounting, including the source...

  4. 33 CFR 136.113 - Other compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.113 Other compensation. A claimant must include an accounting, including the source...

  5. Compensation for research-related injury in NIH-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinical trials in Africa.

    PubMed

    Mamotte, Nicole; Wassenaar, Douglas; Singh, Nivedhna

    2013-02-01

    Concern has been voiced in the research ethics literature that under U.S. federal regulations U.S. sponsors, particularly the NIH, are not required to provide compensation for the treatment of research-related injury for trial participants or to allow grant funds to be used by investigators for appropriate insurance. This is problematic in developing country contexts because most participants are unlikely to have health insurance, resulting in overburdened and under-resourced health systems in many developing countries being responsible for providing care and treatment for research-related injury. This study provides preliminary insight into how respondent principal investigators of NIH-sponsored HIV/AIDS clinical trials in Africa and African research ethics committees deal with compensation for research-related injury. The majority of PIs surveyed provided free treatment for research-related injury, but few provided other forms of financial reparation to participants. The study also found that half of the PIs surveyed indicated that NIH funds were used for compensation, highlighting a contradiction between literature and practice. The majority of REC chairs surveyed indicated that their RECs routinely reviewed compensation plans for research-related injury and that their ethics application forms specifically requested information on compensation. Findings from one southern African country revealed that NIH funds were not used to provide treatment and/or financial reparation for research-related injury. Instead, PIs from this country relied on the government or the individual research participant (and/or their medical aid/health insurer) to cover the costs of research-related injury. The findings are discussed in the light of the recent (December 2011) U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethics report which recommends that research participants are morally entitled to compensation for research-related injury. PMID:23485670

  6. Pre-surgery Disability Compensation Predicts Long-Term Disability among Workers with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Spector, June T.; Turner, Judith A.; Fulton-Kehoe, Deborah; Franklin, Gary

    2012-01-01

    Background We sought to identify early risk factors for work disability compensation prior to and after carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) surgery, and to determine whether pre-surgery disability compensation is associated with long-term disability. Methods Washington State workers’ compensation administrative data and data from interviews with workers 18 days (median) after submitting new workers’ compensation claims for CTS were examined. Baseline risk factors for pre-surgery disability compensation and for long-term disability (?365 days of work disability compensation prior to two years after claim filing) were evaluated for workers who underwent CTS surgery and had at least one day of disability compensation (N=670). Results After adjustment for baseline long-term disability risk factors, workers with pre-surgery disability compensation had over five times the odds of long-term disability. Baseline factors in multiple domains, including job, psychosocial, clinical, and worker pain and function, were associated with both pre-surgery disability compensation and long-term disability. Conclusions Risk factors for work disability prior to and after CTS surgery are similar, and early work disability is a risk factor for long-term CTS-related disability. An integrated approach to CTS-related disability prevention could include identifying and addressing combined risk factors soon after claim filing, more efficient use of conservative treatments and appropriate work modifications to minimize early work loss, and, when indicated, timely surgical intervention. PMID:22392804

  7. 33 CFR 136.101 - Time limitations on claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.101 Time limitations on claims. (a) Except as provided under section...

  8. 33 CFR 136.105 - General requirements for a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.105 General requirements for a claim. (a) The claimant bears the burden of...

  9. 33 CFR 136.105 - General requirements for a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.105 General requirements for a claim. (a) The claimant bears the burden of...

  10. 33 CFR 136.105 - General requirements for a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPENSATION OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND; CLAIMS PROCEDURES; DESIGNATION OF SOURCE; AND ADVERTISEMENT General Procedure § 136.105 General requirements for a claim. (a) The claimant bears the burden of...

  11. 38 CFR 3.152 - Claims for death benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Claims for death benefits. 3.152 Section 3.152...Compensation Claims § 3.152 Claims for death benefits. (a) A specific claim...3.153) must be filed in order for death benefits to be paid to any...

  12. 38 CFR 3.152 - Claims for death benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Claims for death benefits. 3.152 Section 3.152...Compensation Claims § 3.152 Claims for death benefits. (a) A specific claim...3.153) must be filed in order for death benefits to be paid to any...

  13. 38 CFR 3.152 - Claims for death benefits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Claims for death benefits. 3.152 Section 3.152...Compensation Claims § 3.152 Claims for death benefits. (a) A specific claim...3.153) must be filed in order for death benefits to be paid to any...

  14. How Can Women Escape the Compensation Negotiation Dilemma? Relational Accounts Are One Answer

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bowles, Hannah Riley; Babcock, Linda

    2013-01-01

    Policy makers, academics, and media reports suggest that women could shrink the gender pay gap by negotiating more effectively for higher compensation. Yet women entering compensation negotiations face a dilemma: They have to weigh the benefits of negotiating against the social consequences of having negotiated. Research shows that women are…

  15. 20 CFR 10.17 - Is a beneficiary who defrauds the Government in connection with a claim for benefits still...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...10.17 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT...connection with a claim for benefits, the beneficiary's entitlement to any further compensation benefits will terminate...

  16. Influence of pedal cadence on the respiratory compensation point and its relation to critical power.

    PubMed

    Broxterman, R M; Ade, C J; Barker, T; Barstow, T J

    2015-03-01

    It is not known if the respiratory compensation point (RCP) is a distinct work rate (Watts (W)) or metabolic rate [Formula: see text] and if the RCP is mechanistically related to critical power (CP). To examine these relationships, 10 collegiate men athletes performed cycling incremental and constant-power tests at 60 and 100rpm to determine RCP and CP. RCP work rate was significantly (p?0.05) lower for 100 than 60rpm (197±24W vs. 222±24W), while RCP [Formula: see text] was not significantly different (3.00±0.33lmin(-1) vs. 3.12±0.41lmin(-1)). CP at 60rpm (214±51W; [Formula: see text] : 3.01±0.69lmin(-1)) and 100rpm (196±46W; [Formula: see text] : 2.95±0.54lmin(-1)) were not significantly different from RCP. However, RCP and CP were not significantly correlated. These findings demonstrate that RCP represents a distinct metabolic rate, which can be achieved at different power outputs, but that RCP and CP are not equivalent parameters and should not, therefore, be used synonymously. PMID:25523595

  17. 20 CFR 30.102 - In general, how does an employee file a claim for additional impairment or wage-loss under Part E...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.102 In general, how does an employee file a claim for...

  18. 20 CFR 30.102 - In general, how does an employee file a claim for additional impairment or wage-loss under Part E...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.102 In general, how does an employee file a claim for...

  19. 20 CFR 30.102 - In general, how does an employee file a claim for additional impairment or wage-loss under Part E...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.102 In general, how does an employee file a claim for...

  20. 20 CFR 30.102 - In general, how does an employee file a claim for additional impairment or wage-loss under Part E...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.102 In general, how does an employee file a claim for...

  1. 20 CFR 30.102 - In general, how does an employee file a claim for additional impairment or wage-loss under Part E...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.102 In general, how does an employee file a claim for...

  2. 28 CFR 301.302 - Work-related death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Work-related death. 301.302 Section 301.302 Judicial Administration...Compensation for Work-Related Physical Impairment or Death § 301.302 Work-related death. A claim for compensation as the result...

  3. 28 CFR 301.302 - Work-related death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Work-related death. 301.302 Section 301.302 Judicial Administration...Compensation for Work-Related Physical Impairment or Death § 301.302 Work-related death. A claim for compensation as the result...

  4. 28 CFR 301.302 - Work-related death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Work-related death. 301.302 Section 301.302 Judicial Administration...Compensation for Work-Related Physical Impairment or Death § 301.302 Work-related death. A claim for compensation as the result...

  5. 28 CFR 301.302 - Work-related death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Work-related death. 301.302 Section 301.302 Judicial Administration...Compensation for Work-Related Physical Impairment or Death § 301.302 Work-related death. A claim for compensation as the result...

  6. 28 CFR 301.302 - Work-related death.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Work-related death. 301.302 Section 301.302 Judicial Administration...Compensation for Work-Related Physical Impairment or Death § 301.302 Work-related death. A claim for compensation as the result...

  7. Compensation neurosis: a too quickly forgotten concept?

    PubMed

    Hall, Ryan C W; Hall, Richard C W

    2012-01-01

    There has been great debate concerning the existence and meaning of compensation neurosis. It is included in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 and -10 but not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). On the eve of publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), we re-examine the history and concept of compensation neurosis and conceptually update the condition to reflect current psychiatric thought. We consider its utility as a diagnostic entity for forensic evaluations and its components as they relate to exaggeration in injury claims. We also discuss how compensation neurosis differs from malingering and factitious disorder. PMID:22960922

  8. Voltage sensing systems and methods for passive compensation of temperature related intrinsic phase shift

    DOEpatents

    Davidson, James R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Lassahn, Gordon D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2001-01-01

    A small sized electro-optic voltage sensor capable of accurate measurement of high levels of voltages without contact with a conductor or voltage source is provided. When placed in the presence of an electric field, the sensor receives an input beam of electromagnetic radiation into the sensor. A polarization beam displacer serves as a filter to separate the input beam into two beams with orthogonal linear polarizations. The beam displacer is oriented in such a way as to rotate the linearly polarized beams such that they enter a Pockels crystal at a preferred angle of 45 degrees. The beam displacer is therefore capable of causing a linearly polarized beam to impinge a crystal at a desired angle independent of temperature. The Pockels electro-optic effect induces a differential phase shift on the major and minor axes of the input beam as it travels through the Pockels crystal, which causes the input beam to be elliptically polarized. A reflecting prism redirects the beam back through the crystal and the beam displacer. On the return path, the polarization beam displacer separates the elliptically polarized beam into two output beams of orthogonal linear polarization representing the major and minor axes. In crystals that introduce a phase differential attributable to temperature, a compensating crystal is provided to cancel the effect of temperature on the phase differential of the input beam. The system may include a detector for converting the output beams into electrical signals, and a signal processor for determining the voltage based on an analysis of the output beams. The output beams are amplitude modulated by the frequency of the electric field and the amplitude of the output beams is proportional to the magnitude of the electric field, which is related to the voltage being measured.

  9. Hemorheological changes with strontium ranelate treatment do not seem to be related to its claimed prothrombotic effects.

    PubMed

    Ulger, Zekeriya; Gurel, Esin Ileri; Halil, Meltem; Oozen, Gulsen; Kalan, Isilay; Seringec, Nurten; Yavuz, Burcu Balam; Yesil, Yusuf; Cankurtaran, Mustafa; Dikmenoglu, Neslihan; Ariogul, Servet

    2012-01-01

    Strontium ranelate is claimed to be related with increased risk of thromboembolic events. No explanation of this increased incidence of thromboembolism has been identified. However, growing evidence has clearly demonstrated the involvement of blood rheology in any thrombotic process. The aim of this study was to assess hemorheological changes with strontium ranelate treatment in elderly women with osteoporosis. This study was designed in a prospective manner. Twenty-two elderly women diagnosed with osteoporosis were included. During a 2-month treatment period, participants received strontium ranelate 2g/day. Hemorheological parameters including erythrocyte deformability, erythrocyte aggregation and plasma viscosity were measured before and after 2 months therapy with strontium ranelate. The median age of the patients was 70.0 (range=65-80) years. After 60 days of treatment, there was no statistically significant change in hemorheological parameters. None of the subjects developed clinical venous thromboembolic event (VTE) during the 2-month period of strontium ranelate treatment. Our study demonstrated that in elderly women, treatment of osteoporosis with strontium ranelate did not change hemorheological parameters over 2 months of time. However, its long-term effects on hemorheologic parameters should be evaluated further with a larger sample. PMID:21167612

  10. 20 CFR 10.520 - How does OWCP determine compensation after an employee completes a vocational rehabilitation...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...10.520 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT...COMPENSATION ACT CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION UNDER THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Continuing Benefits Return to...

  11. 20 CFR 10.537 - What reports are needed when compensation payments continue for children over age 18?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...10.537 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT...COMPENSATION ACT CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION UNDER THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Continuing Benefits Reports of...

  12. Natural History of Clinically Compensated Hepatitis C Virus–Related Graft Cirrhosis After Liver Transplantation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marina Berenguer; Mart??n Prieto; José M Rayón; Julio Mora; Miguel Pastor; Vicente Ortiz; Domingo Carrasco; Manuel-de-Juan Burgueño; José Mir; Joaqu??n Berenguer

    2000-01-01

    The natural history of clinically compensated hepatitis C virus (HCV) cirrhosis after liver transplantation is unknown. This information is relevant to transplant centers to improve the management of these patients and decide the optimal timing for retransplantation. The aims of the study were (1) to describe the natural history of patients with HCV-cirrhosis transplants in a center with annual liver

  13. 26 CFR 1.404(d)-1T - Questions and answers relating to deductibility of deferred compensation and deferred benefits...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...deductibility of deferred compensation and deferred benefits for independent...deductibility of deferred compensation and deferred benefits for independent...deferring the receipt of compensation or providing for deferred benefits for...

  14. 26 CFR 1.404(a)-1T - Questions and answers relating to deductibility of deferred compensation and deferred benefits...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...deductibility of deferred compensation and deferred benefits for employees...deductibility of deferred compensation and deferred benefits for employees...deferring the receipt of compensation or providing for deferred benefits to...

  15. 20 CFR 10.912 - What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? 10.912 Section...EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Death Gratuity § 10.912 What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? Claim...

  16. 20 CFR 10.912 - What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? 10.912 Section...EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Death Gratuity § 10.912 What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? Claim...

  17. 20 CFR 10.912 - What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? 10.912 Section...EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Death Gratuity § 10.912 What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? Claim...

  18. 20 CFR 10.912 - What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? 10.912 Section...EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Death Gratuity § 10.912 What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? Claim...

  19. 42 CFR 411.45 - Basis for conditional Medicare payment in workers' compensation cases.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Medicare payment in workers' compensation cases. (a) A conditional...proper claim for workers' compensation benefits, but the intermediary or carrier...determines that the workers' compensation carrier will not pay...

  20. 20 CFR 702.162 - Liens on compensation authorized under special circumstances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...employee entitled to compensation under this Act...paid disability benefits to an employee...for disability benefits paid to the claimant-employee...is entitled to compensation under the Longshoremen's...the claim for compensation benefits is...

  1. 45 CFR 506.17 - Rate of and basis for award of compensation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...of and basis for award of compensation. 506.17 Section 506...FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES, DEPARTMENT...ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPENSATION Prisoners of War § 506...of and basis for award of compensation. (a)...

  2. HMOs, moral hazard and cost shifting in workers' compensation.

    PubMed

    Butler, R J; Hartwig, R P; Gardner, H

    1997-04-01

    Previous research has shown that workers respond to the economic incentives provided in workers' compensation. In particular, claim frequency rises with increased benefits, and claim duration, on net, seems to increase. Here we provide additional evidence of another incidence of behavioral responses to incentives. We find that doctors in health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have a greater tendency to classify claims as compensable under workers' compensation than do other physicians. Our evidence suggests that the rapid expansion of HMOs over the 1980-1990 period resulted in a significant increase in workers' compensation claim frequency. PMID:10169094

  3. How to use health and nutrition-related claims correctly on food advertising: comparison of benefit-seeking, risk-avoidance, and taste appeals on different food categories.

    PubMed

    Choi, Hojoon; Springston, Jeffrey K

    2014-09-01

    This study applies the concepts of health halos and unhealthy = tasty intuition to examine how the different health and nutrition-related (HNR) appeal types interact with different food product types compared with taste claims. The experiment investigated the impact of benefit-seeking and risk-avoidance HNR appeals compared with that of taste appeals on different food types. The authors found that although respondents evaluated food ads with the two HNR appeals as less risky/more beneficial and healthier than food ads with a taste claim, the respondents showed better ad-related evaluations on the HNR appeals for perceivably healthy food and on taste appeal for perceivably unhealthy food. The findings provide several theoretical and practical implications for health food marketing and public health policy. PMID:24673153

  4. Workers' Compensation and Teacher Stress.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nisbet, Michael K.

    1999-01-01

    Examines the Workers' Compensation system and teacher stress to determine if a burned-out teacher should be eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits. Concludes that although most states do not allow Workers' Compensation benefits to burned-out teachers, compensation should be granted because the injuries are real and work-related. (Contains 48…

  5. 32 CFR 536.120 - Claims payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Claims payable as maritime claims. 536.120 Section 536.120...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.120 Claims payable as maritime claims. A claim is cognizable...

  6. 32 CFR 536.120 - Claims payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Claims payable as maritime claims. 536.120 Section 536.120...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.120 Claims payable as maritime claims. A claim is cognizable...

  7. 32 CFR 536.120 - Claims payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Claims payable as maritime claims. 536.120 Section 536.120...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.120 Claims payable as maritime claims. A claim is cognizable...

  8. 32 CFR 536.120 - Claims payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Claims payable as maritime claims. 536.120 Section 536.120...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.120 Claims payable as maritime claims. A claim is cognizable...

  9. 32 CFR 536.120 - Claims payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Claims payable as maritime claims. 536.120 Section 536.120...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.120 Claims payable as maritime claims. A claim is cognizable...

  10. 30 CFR 553.61 - When is a guarantor subject to direct action for claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...INTERIOR OFFSHORE OIL SPILL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY...FACILITIES Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages § 553...compensation claim processing costs; and (2) A claimant...incident (i.e., oil-spill discharge or...

  11. 30 CFR 553.61 - When is a guarantor subject to direct action for claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...INTERIOR OFFSHORE OIL SPILL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY...FACILITIES Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages § 553...compensation claim processing costs; and (2) A claimant...incident (i.e., oil-spill discharge or...

  12. 30 CFR 553.61 - When is a guarantor subject to direct action for claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...INTERIOR OFFSHORE OIL SPILL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY...FACILITIES Claims for Oil-Spill Removal Costs and Damages § 553...compensation claim processing costs; and (2) A claimant...incident (i.e., oil-spill discharge or...

  13. 20 CFR 615.8 - Provisions of State law applicable to claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Provisions of State law applicable to claims. 615.8 ...LABOR EXTENDED BENEFITS IN THE FEDERAL-STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM § 615.8 Provisions of State law applicable to claims. (a)...

  14. 20 CFR 615.8 - Provisions of State law applicable to claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Provisions of State law applicable to claims. 615.8 ...LABOR EXTENDED BENEFITS IN THE FEDERAL-STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM § 615.8 Provisions of State law applicable to claims. (a)...

  15. 20 CFR 615.8 - Provisions of State law applicable to claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Provisions of State law applicable to claims. 615.8 ...LABOR EXTENDED BENEFITS IN THE FEDERAL-STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM § 615.8 Provisions of State law applicable to claims. (a)...

  16. 77 FR 60746 - Proposed Information Collection (VA/DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim) Activity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-04

    ...DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim) Activity: Comment Request...comments on information needed to determine an injured...DOD/VA Disability Evaluation Board and VA compensation...DOD Joint Disability Evaluation Board Claim, VA...

  17. 20 CFR 10.401 - When and how is compensation for total disability paid?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 10.401 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Disability and Impairment...

  18. 20 CFR 10.403 - When and how is compensation for partial disability paid?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 10.403 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Disability and Impairment...

  19. 20 CFR 10.404 - When and how is compensation for a schedule impairment paid?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 10.404 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Disability and Impairment...

  20. Beam experiments related to the head-on beam-beam compensation project at RHIC

    SciTech Connect

    Montag, C.; Bai, M.; Drees, A.; Fischer, W.; Marusic, A.; Wang, G.

    2011-03-28

    Beam experiments have been performed in RHIC to determine some key parameters of the RHIC electron lenses, and to test the capability of verifying lattice modifications by beam measurements. We report the status and recent results of these experiments. The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) consists of two superconducting storage rings that intersect at six locations around its circumference. Beams collide in interaction points (IPs) 6 and 8, which are equipped with the detectors STAR and PHENIX, respectively (Fig. 1). With the polarized proton working point constrained between 2/3 and 7/10 to achieve good luminosity lifetime and maintain polarization, the proton bunch intensity is limited to 2 {center_dot} 10{sup 11} protons per bunch by the resulting beam-beam tuneshift. To overcome this limitation, installation of an electron lens in IP 10 is foreseen to partially compensate the beam-beam effect and reduce the beam-beam tuneshift parameter. As part of this project, beam experiments are being performed at RHIC to determine key parameters of the electron lens as well as to verify lattice modifications.

  1. 20 CFR 30.103 - How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence necessary to process the claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.103 How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence...

  2. 28 CFR 79.24 - Proof of initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1). ...JUSTICE (CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1)....

  3. 28 CFR 79.24 - Proof of initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1). ...JUSTICE (CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1)....

  4. 28 CFR 79.24 - Proof of initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1). ...JUSTICE (CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1)....

  5. 28 CFR 79.24 - Proof of initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1). ...JUSTICE (CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1)....

  6. 28 CFR 79.24 - Proof of initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1). ...JUSTICE (CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION...initial or first exposure after age 20 for claims under § 79.22(b)(1)....

  7. 20 CFR 30.103 - How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence necessary to process the claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.103 How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence...

  8. 20 CFR 30.103 - How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence necessary to process the claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.103 How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence...

  9. 20 CFR 30.103 - How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence necessary to process the claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.103 How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence...

  10. 20 CFR 30.103 - How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence necessary to process the claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Filing Claims for Benefits Under Eeoicpa § 30.103 How does a claimant make sure that OWCP has the evidence...

  11. A CRITICAL COMMENT ON THE CLAIMED RELATION BETWEEN THE SOLAR MAXIMUM AMPLITUDE AND MAX-MAX CYCLE LENGTH

    SciTech Connect

    Carrasco, V. M. S.; Vaquero, J. M.; Gallego, M. C., E-mail: victorm.sanzc@gmail.com, E-mail: jvaquero@unex.es, E-mail: maricruz@unex.es [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Extremadura, E-06071 Badajoz (Spain)

    2012-08-15

    In this paper, we revisit a correlation between the amplitude of a solar cycle, R{sub m}, and the max-max solar cycle length two solar cycles before, P{sub max-2}, which was proposed by Du to be used as a tool for solar cycle forecasting. We vary the time interval used in the statistical analysis and also use different long-term series of sunspot numbers: International sunspot number and Group sunspot number. We show that the claimed correlation appears unstable as it depends on the time interval and the selected data series. This suggests that the relationship between the two parameters is not stationary and more complex than previously thought and, therefore, this relationship should not be used to predict solar activity.

  12. 44 CFR 295.34 - Reopening a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE Claims Evaluation § 295.34 ...request to reopen if: (1) The Claimant desires mitigation compensation and the request to reopen is...

  13. 44 CFR 295.34 - Reopening a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE Claims Evaluation § 295.34 ...request to reopen if: (1) The Claimant desires mitigation compensation and the request to reopen is...

  14. 44 CFR 295.34 - Reopening a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE Claims Evaluation § 295.34 ...request to reopen if: (1) The Claimant desires mitigation compensation and the request to reopen is...

  15. 44 CFR 295.34 - Reopening a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE Claims Evaluation § 295.34 ...request to reopen if: (1) The Claimant desires mitigation compensation and the request to reopen is...

  16. 44 CFR 295.34 - Reopening a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE CERRO GRANDE FIRE ASSISTANCE Claims Evaluation § 295.34 ...request to reopen if: (1) The Claimant desires mitigation compensation and the request to reopen is...

  17. 28 CFR Appendix C to Part 79 - Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset Worksheet-On Site Participants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset...CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Pt. 79, App. C Appendix C to Part 79—Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...

  18. 28 CFR Appendix C to Part 79 - Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset Worksheet-On Site Participants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset...CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Pt. 79, App. C Appendix C to Part 79—Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...

  19. 28 CFR Appendix C to Part 79 - Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset Worksheet-On Site Participants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset...CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Pt. 79, App. C Appendix C to Part 79—Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...

  20. 28 CFR Appendix C to Part 79 - Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset Worksheet-On Site Participants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset...CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Pt. 79, App. C Appendix C to Part 79—Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...

  1. 28 CFR Appendix C to Part 79 - Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset Worksheet-On Site Participants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Offset...CONTINUED) CLAIMS UNDER THE RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Pt. 79, App. C Appendix C to Part 79—Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...

  2. European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Valencia, Spain, 6-10 September 2010, 2BO.1.5 BORON-OXYGEN-RELATED RECOMBINATION CENTERS IN COMPENSATED SILICON

    E-print Network

    .5 BORON-OXYGEN-RELATED RECOMBINATION CENTERS IN COMPENSATED SILICON Bianca Lim1 , An Liu2 , Fiacre of boron-oxygen-related recombination centers as well as their defect kinetics have been intensely studied, recombination, defects 1 INTRODUCTION Light-induced degradation (LID) of the carrier lifetime in oxygen

  3. Compensating Differentials for Sexual Harassment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joni Hersch

    2011-01-01

    Workplace sexual harassment is illegal, but many workers report that they have been sexually harassed. Exposure to the risk of sexual harassment may decrease productivity, which would reduce wages. Alternatively, workers may receive a compensating differential for exposure to sexual harassment, which would increase wages. Data on claims of sexual harassment filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are used

  4. 32 CFR 842.118 - Assertable claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...medical pay insurance coverage, worker's compensation, no-fault statutes, or other statutes. A claim should only be...cost to collect, the third party offers payment and demands a release from the United States before paying damages to the injured...

  5. 32 CFR 842.118 - Assertable claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...medical pay insurance coverage, worker's compensation, no-fault statutes, or other statutes. A claim should only be...cost to collect, the third party offers payment and demands a release from the United States before paying damages to the injured...

  6. Nutritional status in relation to lifestyle in patients with compensated viral cirrhosis

    PubMed Central

    Hayashi, Fumikazu; Momoki, Chika; Yuikawa, Miho; Simotani, Yuko; Kawamura, Etsushi; Hagihara, Atsushi; Fujii, Hideki; Kobayashi, Sawako; Iwai, Shuji; Morikawa, Hiroyasu; Enomoto, Masaru; Tamori, Akihiro; Kawada, Norifumi; Ohfuji, Satoko; Fukusima, Wakaba; Habu, Daiki

    2012-01-01

    AIM: To assess the nourishment status and lifestyle of non-hospitalized patients with compensated cirrhosis by using noninvasive methods. METHODS: The subjects for this study consisted of 27 healthy volunteers, 59 patients with chronic viral hepatitis, and 74 patients with viral cirrhosis, from urban areas. We assessed the biochemical blood tests, anthropometric parameters, diet, lifestyle and physical activity of the patients. A homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) value of ? 2.5 was considered to indicate insulin resistance. We measured height, weight, waist circumference, arm circumference, triceps skin-fold thickness, and handgrip strength, and calculated body mass index, arm muscle circumference (AMC), and arm muscle area (AMA). We interviewed the subjects about their dietary habits and lifestyle using health assessment computer software. We surveyed daily physical activity using a pedometer. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression modeling were used to identify the relevant factors for insulin resistance. RESULTS: The rate of patients with HOMA-IR ? 2.5 (which was considered to indicate insulin resistance) was 14 (35.9%) in the chronic hepatitis and 17 (37.8%) in the cirrhotic patients. AMC (%) (control vs chronic hepatitis, 111.9% ± 10.5% vs 104.9% ± 10.7%, P = 0.021; control vs cirrhosis, 111.9% ± 10.5% vs 102.7% ± 10.8%, P = 0.001) and AMA (%) (control vs chronic hepatitis, 128.2% ± 25.1% vs 112.2% ± 22.9%, P = 0.013; control vs cirrhosis, 128.2% ± 25.1% vs 107.5% ± 22.5%, P = 0.001) in patients with chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis were significantly lower than in the control subjects. Handgrip strength (%) in the cirrhosis group was significantly lower than in the controls (control vs cirrhosis, 92.1% ± 16.2% vs 66.9% ± 17.6%, P < 0.001). The results might reflect a decrease in muscle mass. The total nutrition intake and amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fat were not significantly different amongst the groups. Physical activity levels (kcal/d) (control vs cirrhosis, 210 ± 113 kcal/d vs 125 ± 74 kcal/d, P = 0.001), number of steps (step/d) (control vs cirrhosis, 8070 ± 3027 step/d vs 5789 ± 3368 step/d, P = 0.011), and exercise (Ex) (Ex/wk) (control vs cirrhosis, 12.4 ± 9.3 Ex/wk vs 7.0 ± 7.7 Ex/wk, P = 0.013) in the cirrhosis group was significantly lower than the control group. The results indicate that the physical activity level of the chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis groups were low. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression modeling suggested that Ex was associated with insulin resistance (odds ratio, 6.809; 95% CI, 1.288-36.001; P = 0.024). The results seem to point towards decreased physical activity being a relevant factor for insulin resistance. CONCLUSION: Non-hospitalized cirrhotic patients may need to maintain an adequate dietary intake and receive lifestyle guidance to increase their physical activity levels. PMID:23155318

  7. The Proportion of Work-Related Emergency Department Visits Not Expected to Be Paid by Workers' Compensation: Implications for Occupational Health Surveillance, Research, Policy, and Health Equity

    PubMed Central

    Groenewold, Matthew R; Baron, Sherry L

    2013-01-01

    Objective. To examine trends in the proportion of work-related emergency department visits not expected to be paid by workers' compensation during 2003–2006, and to identify demographic and clinical correlates of such visits. Data Source. A total of 3,881 work-related emergency department visit records drawn from the 2003–2006 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys. Study Design. Secondary, cross-sectional analyses of work-related emergency department visit data were performed. Odds ratios and 95 percent confidence intervals were modeled using logistic regression. Principal Findings. A substantial and increasing proportion of work-related emergency department visits in the United States were not expected to be paid by workers' compensation. Private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and workers themselves were expected to pay for 40 percent of the work-related emergency department visits with this percentage increasing annually. Work-related visits by blacks, in the South, to for-profit hospitals and for work-related illnesses were all more likely not to be paid by workers' compensation. Conclusions. Emergency department-based surveillance and research that determine work-relatedness on the basis of expected payment by workers' compensation systematically underestimate the occurrence of occupational illness and injury. This has important methodological and policy implications. PMID:23662682

  8. 76 FR 44491 - Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers: Rules Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-26

    ...0938-AQ66 Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers: Rules Relating to...Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers: Rules Relating to...Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers: Rules Relating...

  9. Compensation, radiographic changes, and survival in applicants for asbestosis compensation.

    PubMed Central

    Cookson, W O; Musk, A W; Glancy, J J; de Klerk, N H; Yin, R; Mele, R; Carr, N G; Armstrong, B K; Hobbs, M S

    1985-01-01

    The survival of 354 claimants for compensation for pulmonary asbestosis among former workers of the Wittenoom crocidolite mine and mill in Western Australia has been examined. There were 118 deaths up to December 1982. The median time between start of work and claim for compensation was 17 years. The standardised mortality ratio (SMR) for deaths from all causes was 2.65 (p less than 0.0001). The SMR for pneumoconiosis was 177.2 (p less than 0.0001), bronchitis and emphysema 2.6 (p = 0.04), tuberculosis 44.6 (p less than 0.0001), respiratory cancer (including five deaths from malignant pleural mesothelioma) 6.4 (p less than 0.0001), gastrointestinal cancer 1.6 (p = 0.22), all other cancers 1.6 (p = 0.17), heart disease 1.4 (p = 0.07), and all other causes 2.18 (p = 0.004). Plain chest radiographs taken within two years of claiming compensation were found for 238 subjects and were categorised independently by two observers according to the International Labour Organisation criteria without knowledge of exposure or compensation details. Profusion of radiographic opacities, age at claiming compensation, work in the Wittenoom mill, and degree of disability awarded by the pneumoconiosis medical board were significant predictors of survival, but total estimated exposure to asbestos was not. Radiographic profusion and degree of disability were, however, predictable by total exposure. The median survival from claim for compensation was 17 years in subjects with ILO category 1 pneumoconiosis, 12 years in category 2, and three years in category 3. PMID:2990524

  10. Incidence and risk of work-related fracture injuries: experience of a state-managed workers' compensation system.

    PubMed

    Islam, S S; Biswas, R S; Nambiar, A M; Syamlal, G; Velilla, A M; Ducatman, A M; Doyle, E J

    2001-02-01

    Incidence rates of occupational fractures at various anatomic sites and associated risk factors have not been well documented. We identified 3490 work-related fractures from a West Virginia Workers Compensation database that occurred between July 1, 1994, and June 30, 1995. The annual incidence rate was 55 per 10,000 workers, which is substantially higher than the work-related fracture rates reported previously. The incidence rate of fracture was highest in the agricultural sector, followed by the mining, construction, and manufacturing sectors (202.0, 165.2, 116.7, and 88.0 per 10,000 workers, respectively). The age-specific gender distribution comparing fracture and non-fracture injuries showed a bimodal distribution, with greater proportions of female employees at the younger and older age groups. Fracture of the phalanges was the most common, followed by fractures of the foot bone and carpal bone (15.8, 9.5, and 7.9 per 10,000 workers, respectively). In a multiple logistic regression analysis, age, gender, occupation, caught in-between objects, fall, struck by or against object, and vehicle collision were significant independent predictors of fracture (all sites combined). We believe work-related fractures to be a bigger problem than previously reported. The association among gender, age, occupation, and causes of fractures identified in this study will be useful in developing gender- and occupation-specific prevention intervention. PMID:11227632

  11. Neural correlates of age-related decline and compensation in visual attention capacity.

    PubMed

    Wiegand, Iris; Töllner, Thomas; Dyrholm, Mads; Müller, Hermann J; Bundesen, Claus; Finke, Kathrin

    2014-09-01

    We identified neural correlates of declined and preserved basic visual attention functions in aging individuals based on Bundesen "Theory of Visual Attention". In an interindividual difference approach, we contrasted electrophysiology of higher- and lower-performing younger and older participants. In both age groups, the same distinct components indexed performance levels of parameters visual processing speed C and visual short-term memory storage capacity K. The posterior N1 marked interindividual differences in C and the contralateral delay activity marked interindividual differences in K. Moreover, both parameters were selectively related to 2 further event-related potential waves in older age. The anterior N1 was reduced for older participants with lower processing speed, indicating that age-related loss of attentional resources slows encoding. An enhanced right-central positivity was found only for older participants with high storage capacity, suggesting compensatory recruitment for retaining visual short-term memory performance. Together, our results demonstrate that attentional capacity in older age depends on both preservation and successful reorganization of the underlying brain circuits. PMID:24684790

  12. 20 CFR 10.15 - May compensation rights be waived?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED General Provisions Rights and Penalties § 10.15 May compensation rights be waived? No employer...enter into any agreement, either before or after an injury or death, to waive his or her right to claim compensation under...

  13. 20 CFR 10.15 - May compensation rights be waived?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED General Provisions Rights and Penalties § 10.15 May compensation rights be waived? No employer...enter into any agreement, either before or after an injury or death, to waive his or her right to claim compensation under the...

  14. 20 CFR 10.15 - May compensation rights be waived?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED General Provisions Rights and Penalties § 10.15 May compensation rights be waived? No employer...enter into any agreement, either before or after an injury or death, to waive his or her right to claim compensation under...

  15. 20 CFR 10.15 - May compensation rights be waived?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED General Provisions Rights and Penalties § 10.15 May compensation rights be waived? No employer...enter into any agreement, either before or after an injury or death, to waive his or her right to claim compensation under...

  16. 20 CFR 10.15 - May compensation rights be waived?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED General Provisions Rights and Penalties § 10.15 May compensation rights be waived? No employer...enter into any agreement, either before or after an injury or death, to waive his or her right to claim compensation under the...

  17. 20 CFR 10.406 - What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in disability cases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 10.406 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Disability and Impairment...

  18. Leaf age-related differences in apoplastic NH4+ concentration, pH and the NH3 compensation point for a wild perennial

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. W. Hill; J. A. Raven; M. A. Sutton

    2002-01-01

    Extracts of the foliar apoplast of leaves of different ages of Luzula sylvatica (Huds.) Gaud. were prepared by vacuum infiltration and centrifugation. Measure- ments of pH and NHq 4 concentration were performed on extracts. From these bioassay measurements the relative magnitude of NH3 compensation points for leaves of different ages were inferred. Young leaves were found to have much higher

  19. Standard claims and appeals forms. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2014-09-25

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations and the appeals regulations and rules of practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) to require that all claims governed by VA's adjudication regulations be filed on standard forms prescribed by the Secretary, regardless of the type of claim or posture in which the claim arises. This rulemaking also eliminates the constructive receipt of VA reports of hospitalization or examination and other medical records as informal claims for increase or to reopen while retaining the retroactive effective date assignment for awards for claims for increase which are filed on a standard form within 1 year of such hospitalization, examination, or treatment. This final rule also implements the concept of an intent to file a claim for benefits, which operates similarly to the current informal claim process, but requires that the submission establishing a claimant's effective date of benefits must be received in one of three specified formats. Finally, these amendments will provide that VA will accept an expression of dissatisfaction or disagreement with an adjudicative determination by the agency of original jurisdiction(AOJ) as a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) only if it is submitted on a standardized form provided by VA for the purpose of appealing the decision, in cases where such a form is provided. Although a standardized NOD form will only initially be provided in connection with decisions on compensation claims, VA may require a standard NOD form for any type of claim for VA benefits if, in the future, it develops and provides a standardized NOD form for a particular benefit. The purpose of these amendments is to improve the quality and timeliness of the processing of veterans' claims for benefits by standardizing the claims and appeals processes through the use of forms. PMID:25255502

  20. Relative role of motion and PSF compensation in whole-body oncologic PET-MR imaging

    PubMed Central

    Petibon, Yoann; Huang, Chuan; Ouyang, Jinsong; Reese, Timothy G.; Li, Quanzheng; Syrkina, Aleksandra; Chen, Yen-Lin; El Fakhri, Georges

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Respiratory motion and partial-volume effects are the two main sources of image degradation in whole-body PET imaging. Simultaneous PET-MR allows measurement of respiratory motion using MRI while collecting PET events. Improved PET images may be obtained by modeling respiratory motion and point spread function (PSF) within the PET iterative reconstruction process. In this study, the authors assessed the relative impact of PSF modeling and MR-based respiratory motion correction in phantoms and patient studies using a whole-body PET-MR scanner. Methods: An asymmetric exponential PSF model accounting for radially varying and axial detector blurring effects was obtained from point source acquisitions performed in the PET-MR scanner. A dedicated MRI acquisition protocol using single-slice steady state free-precession MR acquisitions interleaved with pencil-beam navigator echoes was developed to track respiratory motion during PET-MR studies. An iterative ordinary Poisson fully 3D OSEM PET reconstruction algorithm modeling all the physical effects of the acquisition (attenuation, scatters, random events, detectors efficiencies, PSF), as well as MR-based nonrigid respiratory deformations of tissues (in both emission and attenuation maps) was developed. Phantom and 18F-FDG PET-MR patient studies were performed to evaluate the proposed quantitative PET-MR methods. Results: The phantom experiment results showed that PSF modeling significantly improved contrast recovery while limiting noise propagation in the reconstruction process. In patients with soft-tissue static lesions, PSF modeling improved lesion contrast by 19.7%–109%, enhancing the detectability and assessment of small tumor foci. In a patient study with small moving hepatic lesions, the proposed reconstruction technique improved lesion contrast by 54.4%–98.1% and reduced apparent lesion size by 21.8%–34.2%. Improvements were particularly important for the smallest lesion undergoing large motion at the lung-liver interface. Heterogeneous tumor structures delineation was substantially improved. Enhancements offered by PSF modeling were more important when correcting for motion at the same time. Conclusions: The results suggest that the proposed quantitative PET-MR methods can significantly enhance the performance of tumor diagnosis and staging as compared to conventional methods. This approach may enable utilization of the full potential of the scanner in oncologic studies of both the lower abdomen, with moving lesions, as well as other parts of the body unaffected by motion. PMID:24694156

  1. Relative role of motion and PSF compensation in whole-body oncologic PET-MR imaging

    SciTech Connect

    Petibon, Yoann; Syrkina, Aleksandra [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States)] [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States); Huang, Chuan; Ouyang, Jinsong; Li, Quanzheng; El Fakhri, Georges, E-mail: elfakhri@pet.mgh.harvard.edu [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 and Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Reese, Timothy G. [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States) [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States); Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129 (United States); Chen, Yen-Lin [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States) [Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States)

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: Respiratory motion and partial-volume effects are the two main sources of image degradation in whole-body PET imaging. Simultaneous PET-MR allows measurement of respiratory motion using MRI while collecting PET events. Improved PET images may be obtained by modeling respiratory motion and point spread function (PSF) within the PET iterative reconstruction process. In this study, the authors assessed the relative impact of PSF modeling and MR-based respiratory motion correction in phantoms and patient studies using a whole-body PET-MR scanner. Methods: An asymmetric exponential PSF model accounting for radially varying and axial detector blurring effects was obtained from point source acquisitions performed in the PET-MR scanner. A dedicated MRI acquisition protocol using single-slice steady state free-precession MR acquisitions interleaved with pencil-beam navigator echoes was developed to track respiratory motion during PET-MR studies. An iterative ordinary Poisson fully 3D OSEM PET reconstruction algorithm modeling all the physical effects of the acquisition (attenuation, scatters, random events, detectors efficiencies, PSF), as well as MR-based nonrigid respiratory deformations of tissues (in both emission and attenuation maps) was developed. Phantom and{sup 18}F-FDG PET-MR patient studies were performed to evaluate the proposed quantitative PET-MR methods. Results: The phantom experiment results showed that PSF modeling significantly improved contrast recovery while limiting noise propagation in the reconstruction process. In patients with soft-tissue static lesions, PSF modeling improved lesion contrast by 19.7%–109%, enhancing the detectability and assessment of small tumor foci. In a patient study with small moving hepatic lesions, the proposed reconstruction technique improved lesion contrast by 54.4%–98.1% and reduced apparent lesion size by 21.8%–34.2%. Improvements were particularly important for the smallest lesion undergoing large motion at the lung-liver interface. Heterogeneous tumor structures delineation was substantially improved. Enhancements offered by PSF modeling were more important when correcting for motion at the same time. Conclusions: The results suggest that the proposed quantitative PET-MR methods can significantly enhance the performance of tumor diagnosis and staging as compared to conventional methods. This approach may enable utilization of the full potential of the scanner in oncologic studies of both the lower abdomen, with moving lesions, as well as other parts of the body unaffected by motion.

  2. 20 CFR 10.912 - What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? 10.912 Section...EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Death Gratuity § 10.912 What is required to establish a claim for the death gratuity payment? Link to an...

  3. 20 CFR 30.105 - What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Verification of Alleged Employment § 30.105 What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a...

  4. 20 CFR 30.105 - What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Verification of Alleged Employment § 30.105 What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a...

  5. 20 CFR 30.105 - What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Verification of Alleged Employment § 30.105 What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a...

  6. 20 CFR 30.105 - What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Verification of Alleged Employment § 30.105 What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a...

  7. 20 CFR 30.105 - What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a claim?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...COMPENSATION PROGRAM ACT OF 2000, AS AMENDED Filing Claims; Evidence and Burden of Proof; Special Procedures for Certain Cancer Claims Verification of Alleged Employment § 30.105 What must DOE do after an employee or survivor files a...

  8. 75 FR 43109 - Requirements for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Internal Claims and...

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    2010-07-23

    ...Requirements for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Internal...respect to group health plans and health insurance coverage offered in connection...employers, group health plans, and health insurance issuers providing group...

  9. Association of RSV-related hospitalization and non-compliance with Palivizumab among commercially insured infants: a retrospective claims analysis

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Palivizumab has been shown to decrease the incidence of hospitalization due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants at risk of severe RSV disease. We examined the association between compliance with palivizumab dosing throughout the RSV season and risk of RSV-related hospitalization in clinical practice. Methods Subjects who were born and discharged from the hospital before the RSV season and received ?1 palivizumab dose during their first RSV season were identified from a large US commercial health insurance database between 01/01/03 and 12/31/09. Subjects were deemed compliant if they received ?5 palivizumab doses without gaps (>35 days) and their first dose was received by November 30. RSV-related hospitalizations were identified using ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes and examined over 2 observation periods: post-index dose and RSV season. A Cox proportional hazard model was used to evaluate the association between non-compliance and RSV-related hospitalization. Results Of the 5,003 subjects who received palivizumab, 62% were deemed non-compliant. Non-compliant subjects had significantly higher unadjusted rates of RSV-related hospitalizations compared to compliant subjects during both observation periods (post-index: 6.1 vs. 2.8 per 100 infant seasons, p?related hospitalization (HR?=?2.01; p?related hospitalizations observed during the RSV season, 61 (27%) occurred before the first dose of palivizumab. Conclusions Subjects who did not receive monthly dosing of palivizumab throughout the RSV season had significantly higher rates of RSV-related hospitalizations. The RSV-related hospitalizations prior to the first dose of palivizumab suggest some dosing was started too late. PMID:23870086

  10. Compensation Chemistry

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roady, Celia

    2008-01-01

    Congress, the news media, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continue to cast a wary eye on the compensation of nonprofit leaders. Hence, any college or university board that falls short of IRS expectations in its procedures for setting the president's compensation is putting the president, other senior officials, and board members at…

  11. National vaccine injury compensation program: calculation of average cost of a health insurance policy. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2007-07-01

    Subtitle 2 of Title XXI of the Public Health Service Act, as enacted by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, as amended (the Act), governs the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP, administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary), provides that a proceeding for compensation for a vaccine-related injury or death shall be initiated by service upon the Secretary, and the filing of a petition with the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court). In some cases, the injured individual may receive compensation for future lost earnings, less appropriate taxes and the "average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary." The final rule establishes the new method of calculating the average cost of a health insurance policy and determines the amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy to be deducted from the compensation award. PMID:17674490

  12. 75 FR 48274 - Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: Allowance for Costs and Expenses

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    2010-08-10

    ...claims pending with the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...1990, Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act...diseases following exposure to radiation released during above-ground atmospheric nuclear weapons tests or...

  13. Employee compensation.

    PubMed

    Garcia, E

    1996-02-01

    All practice owners and managers struggle with the concept of "fair compensation." Many factors enter into determining fair compensation. More managers are placing emphasis on production or contributions to the practice in making compensation decisions. Several incentive or bonus programs are discussed. If the contributions to the business can be measured, these areas may possibly be used for incentive programs. As owners and managers we need to do a better job of explaining and showing to our employees the total cost for staffing the practice. PMID:8778945

  14. Evaluating a Surprising Claim

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    Hayden, Howard C.

    2013-01-01

    A television advertisement and a website present an interesting question: can rail company CSX "really" move a ton of freight 468 miles on a gallon of fuel, or is the claim preposterous? Let us examine the claim, first by understanding what is meant, looking at their data, and then converting units to examine the claim quantitatively.

  15. Immediate compensation for variations in self-generated Coriolis torques related to body dynamics and carried objects

    PubMed Central

    DiZio, Paul; Lackner, James R.

    2013-01-01

    We have previously shown that the Coriolis torques that result when an arm movement is performed during torso rotation do not affect movement trajectory. Our purpose in the present study was to examine whether torso motion-induced Coriolis and other interaction torques are counteracted during a turn and reach (T&R) movement when the effective mass of the hand is augmented, and whether the dominant arm has an advantage in coordinating intersegmental dynamics as predicted by the dynamic dominance hypothesis (Sainburg RL. Exp Brain Res 142: 241–258, 2002). Subjects made slow and fast T&R movements in the dark to just extinguished targets with either arm, while holding or not holding a 454-g object. Movement endpoints were equally accurate at both speeds, with either hand, and in both weight conditions, but subjects tended to angularly undershoot and produce more variable endpoints for targets requiring greater torso rotation. There were no changes in endpoint accuracy or trajectory deviation over repeated movements. The dominant right arm was more stable in its control of trajectory direction across targets, whereas the nondominant left arm had an improved ability to stop accurately on the target for higher levels of interaction torques. The trajectories to more eccentric targets were straighter when performed at higher speeds but slightly more deviated when subjects held the weight. Subjects did not slow their torso velocity or change the timing of the arm and torso velocities when holding the weight, although there was a slight decrease in their hand velocity relative to the torso. The delay between the onsets of torso and finger movements was almost twice as large for the right arm than the left, suggesting the right arm was better able to account for torso rotation in the arm movement. Holding the weight increased the peak Coriolis torque by 40% at the shoulder and 45% at the elbow and, for the most eccentric target, increased the peak net torque by 12% at the shoulder and 34% at the elbow. In accordance with Sainburg's dynamic dominance hypothesis, the right arm exhibited an advantage for coordinating intersegmental dynamics, showing a more stable finger velocity in relation to the torso across targets, decreasing error variability with movement speed, and more synchronized peaks of finger relative and torso angular velocities in conditions with greater joint torque requirements. The arm used had little effect on the movement path and the magnitude of the joint torques in any of the conditions. These results indicate that compensations for forthcoming Coriolis torque variations take into account the dynamic properties of the body and of external objects, as well as the planned velocities of the torso and arm. PMID:23803330

  16. Age-Related Differences in Goals: Testing Predictions from Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Theory and Socioemotional Selectivity Theory

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Penningroth, Suzanna L.; Scott, Walter D.

    2012-01-01

    Two prominent theories of lifespan development, socioemotional selectivity theory and selection, optimization, and compensation theory, make similar predictions for differences in the goal representations of younger and older adults. Our purpose was to test whether the goals of younger and older adults differed in ways predicted by these two…

  17. 12 CFR 712.8 - What transaction and compensation limits might apply to individuals related to both an FCU and a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... What transaction and compensation limits might apply to... What transaction and compensation limits might apply to...receive any salary, commission, investment income, or other income or compensation from the CUSO...

  18. 22 CFR 221.31 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 221.31 Section 221.31 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Covenants § 221.31 Prosecution of claims. After payment by...

  19. 22 CFR 221.31 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 221.31 Section 221.31 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Covenants § 221.31 Prosecution of claims. After payment by...

  20. 22 CFR 221.31 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 221.31 Section 221.31 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Covenants § 221.31 Prosecution of claims. After payment by...

  1. 22 CFR 221.31 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 221.31 Section 221.31 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Covenants § 221.31 Prosecution of claims. After payment by...

  2. 22 CFR 221.31 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 221.31 Section 221.31 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Covenants § 221.31 Prosecution of claims. After payment by...

  3. 32 CFR 1645.7 - Evaluation of claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION OF MINISTERS OF RELIGION § 1645.7 Evaluation of claim. (a) In evaluating a claim for classification in Class 4-D, the board will not...

  4. 32 CFR 1645.7 - Evaluation of claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION OF MINISTERS OF RELIGION § 1645.7 Evaluation of claim. (a) In evaluating a claim for classification in Class 4-D, the board will not...

  5. 32 CFR 1645.7 - Evaluation of claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION OF MINISTERS OF RELIGION § 1645.7 Evaluation of claim. (a) In evaluating a claim for classification in Class 4-D, the board will not...

  6. 32 CFR 1645.7 - Evaluation of claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION OF MINISTERS OF RELIGION § 1645.7 Evaluation of claim. (a) In evaluating a claim for classification in Class 4-D, the board will not...

  7. 32 CFR 1645.7 - Evaluation of claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION OF MINISTERS OF RELIGION § 1645.7 Evaluation of claim. (a) In evaluating a claim for classification in Class 4-D, the board will not...

  8. 7 CFR 273.18 - Claims against households.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...agency. The only exception is an overpayment caused by a household transacting an untampered expired Authorization to Participate (ATP) card. (c) Calculating the claim amount —(1) Claims not related to trafficking. (i) As a State agency, you...

  9. Expenses Claim -Notes on Completion EXPENSES CLAIM

    E-print Network

    Royal Holloway, University of London

    . Claim Date - - (if applicable) Enter any special instructions: DATE BUSINESS PURPOSE & DETAIL OF JOURNEY the total to this side CODING ANALYSIS CENTRE FUND EXPENSE VAT VALUE . . . . . . TOTAL . Continued/end I business, in compliance with the College's Travel, Subsistence and Personal Expenses Policy and Procedures

  10. Formalizing Probabilistic Safety Claims

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Herencia-Zapana, Heber; Hagen, George E.; Narkawicz, Anthony J.

    2011-01-01

    A safety claim for a system is a statement that the system, which is subject to hazardous conditions, satisfies a given set of properties. Following work by John Rushby and Bev Littlewood, this paper presents a mathematical framework that can be used to state and formally prove probabilistic safety claims. It also enables hazardous conditions, their uncertainties, and their interactions to be integrated into the safety claim. This framework provides a formal description of the probabilistic composition of an arbitrary number of hazardous conditions and their effects on system behavior. An example is given of a probabilistic safety claim for a conflict detection algorithm for aircraft in a 2D airspace. The motivation for developing this mathematical framework is that it can be used in an automated theorem prover to formally verify safety claims.

  11. Workers' Compensation recipiency in union and nonunion workplaces

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Barry T. Hirsch; David A. MacPherson; J. Michael Dumond

    1997-01-01

    This study estimates union effects on workers' compensation indemnity claims in 1977-92, based on individual panel data constructed from the March Current Population Survey. Union members were substantially more likely to receive workers' compensation benefits than were similar nonunion workers, and they were more sensitive to variation in benefit levels and waiting periods. The authors suggest that differences in union,

  12. S.P.I.C.E.--a model for reducing the incidence and costs of occupationally entitled claims.

    PubMed

    Colledge, A L; Johnson, H I

    2000-01-01

    A review of national statistics and recent studies strongly suggests that current administrative and medical systems, when applied to managing workers' compensation claims and other disability-related benefit programs, are often ineffective and costly, and can even promote disability. With numerous medical and occupational health articles published daily, it is difficult to develop practical strategies for daily management of disability claims that make use of current information. It is the authors' view that a comprehensive, dynamic model for management exists within the military's "Forward Treatment" methodology. This model, originally published in The Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, has been expanded to include those methods demonstrated in literature to both reduce claims and deal with them in an efficient, fair, and timely manner. Because military personnel and employed individuals are similarly entitled, the military's proven model can be effective in reducing claim rates and costs associated with workers' compensation as well as short- and long-term disability programs. The model, given the acronym S.P. I.C.E., includes five components: Simplicity, Proximity, Immediacy, Centrality, and Expectancy. PMID:11013052

  13. 22 CFR 304.7 - Authority to adjust, determine, compromise, and settle claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...adjust, determine, compromise, and settle claims. 304.7 Section 304.7 Foreign Relations PEACE CORPS CLAIMS AGAINST GOVERNMENT UNDER FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT Procedures § 304.7 Authority to adjust, determine,...

  14. 22 CFR 304.7 - Authority to adjust, determine, compromise, and settle claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...adjust, determine, compromise, and settle claims. 304.7 Section 304.7 Foreign Relations PEACE CORPS CLAIMS AGAINST GOVERNMENT UNDER FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT Procedures § 304.7 Authority to adjust, determine,...

  15. 21 CFR 101.71 - Health claims: claims not authorized.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...claims: claims not authorized. Health claims not authorized for foods in conventional food form or for dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other similar substances: (a) Dietary fiber and cardiovascular disease....

  16. 21 CFR 101.71 - Health claims: claims not authorized.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...claims: claims not authorized. Health claims not authorized for foods in conventional food form or for dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other similar substances: (a) Dietary fiber and cardiovascular disease....

  17. 21 CFR 101.71 - Health claims: claims not authorized.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...claims: claims not authorized. Health claims not authorized for foods in conventional food form or for dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other similar substances: (a) Dietary fiber and cardiovascular disease....

  18. 21 CFR 101.71 - Health claims: claims not authorized.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...claims: claims not authorized. Health claims not authorized for foods in conventional food form or for dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other similar substances: (a) Dietary fiber and cardiovascular disease....

  19. 21 CFR 101.71 - Health claims: claims not authorized.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...claims: claims not authorized. Health claims not authorized for foods in conventional food form or for dietary supplements of vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other similar substances: (a) Dietary fiber and cardiovascular disease....

  20. 45 CFR 1177.4 - Claims involving criminal activity or misconduct.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...indebtedness involves criminal activity such as fraud, embezzlement, theft, or misuse of government funds or property is subject to punishment by fine or imprisonment as well as to a civil claim by the United States for compensation for the misappropriated...

  1. 5 CFR 1215.24 - Claims involving criminal activity or misconduct.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...indebtedness involves criminal activity such as fraud, embezzlement, theft, or misuse of government funds or property is subject to punishment by fine or imprisonment as well as to a civil claim by the United States for compensation for the misappropriated...

  2. 5 CFR 1215.24 - Claims involving criminal activity or misconduct.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...indebtedness involves criminal activity such as fraud, embezzlement, theft, or misuse of government funds or property is subject to punishment by fine or imprisonment as well as to a civil claim by the United States for compensation for the misappropriated...

  3. 32 CFR 270.12 - Payment in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN FORMER OPERATIVES INCARCERATED BY THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Payment § 270.12 Payment in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States. The acceptance of...

  4. 32 CFR 270.12 - Payment in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN FORMER OPERATIVES INCARCERATED BY THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Payment § 270.12 Payment in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States. The acceptance of...

  5. Bogus Weight Loss Claims

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Battles, Carol

    The Real World Learning Objects Library presents a project that incorporates the real-life experience of false advertising in weight loss miracles and the science behind such claims. Under the guise of helping the FDA police such bogus claims of "quick fix" weight loss pills or secrets, students have the opportunity to apply biology and other earth sciences to consider a claim and disprove it. The activity includes detailed instructions, learning objects, assessment guides, and a list of further resources for more information. The activity is ideal for teachers seeking to develop in class or take home assignments and activities, or for students designing their own projects.

  6. Metastasizing patent claims on BRCA1

    PubMed Central

    Kepler, Thomas B.; Crossman, Colin; Cook-Deegan, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Many patents make claims on DNA sequences; some include claims on oligonucleotides related to the primary patented gene. We used bioinformatics to quantify the reach of one such claim from patent 4,747,282 on BRCA1. We find that human chromosome 1 (which does not contain BRCA1) contains over 300,000 oligonucleotides covered by this claim, and that 80% of cDNA and mRNA sequences contributed to GenBank before the patent application was filed also contain at least one claimed oligonucleotide. Any “isolated” DNA molecules that include such 15bp nucleotide sequences would fall under the claim as granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Anyone making, using, selling, or importing such a molecule for any purpose within the United States would thus be infringing the claim. This claim and others like it turn out, on examination, to be surprisingly broad, and if enforced would have substantial implications for medical practice and scientific research. PMID:20226239

  7. 20 CFR 10.423 - May compensation payments be assigned to, or attached by, creditors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Section 10.423 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Adjustments to Compensation § 10.423 May...

  8. Strategies for detecting fraudulent claims in the automobile insurance industry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stijn Viaene; Mercedes Ayuso; Montserrat Guillen; Dirk Van Gheel; Guido Dedene

    2007-01-01

    Some property and casualty insurers use automated detection systems to help to decide whether or not to investigate claims suspected of fraud. Claim screening systems benefit from the coded experience of previously investigated claims. The embedded detection models typically consist of scoring devices relating fraud indicators to some measure of suspicion of fraud. In practice these scoring models often focus

  9. 32 CFR 842.120 - Asserting the claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...underinsured motorist coverage, workers' compensation laws, and no fault statutes. The specific provision of the injured party's insurance...incident which caused the injury. (4) Must not execute a release or settle any claim which exists as a result of the injury...

  10. 32 CFR 842.120 - Asserting the claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...underinsured motorist coverage, workers' compensation laws, and no fault statutes. The specific provision of the injured party's insurance...incident which caused the injury. (4) Must not execute a release or settle any claim which exists as a result of the injury...

  11. 46 CFR 310.9 - Medical attention and injury claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...attached or on call to the school. During the cruise, the School shall assign a medical officer to the Training Ship. (b) Compensation claims of Cadets...personnel of the School, and of the Training Ship may avail themselves of any...

  12. 9 CFR 50.14 - Claims not allowed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...DISEASES ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS General Indemnity § 50.14 Claims...compensation for livestock destroyed because of tuberculosis will not be allowed in any of the following...claimant's herd have not been tested for tuberculosis under APHIS or State...

  13. 9 CFR 50.14 - Claims not allowed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...DISEASES ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS General Indemnity § 50.14 Claims...compensation for livestock destroyed because of tuberculosis will not be allowed in any of the following...claimant's herd have not been tested for tuberculosis under APHIS or State...

  14. A hybrid approach to auto-insurance claim processing system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jang-Hee Yoo; Byoung-Ho Kang; Jong-Uk Choi

    1994-01-01

    In this paper, we describe the implementation of auto-insurance claim processing system by using neural network and fuzzy technique. The important factor of compensation rate calculation is determining accident responsibility rate between the injured and the assaulter. Generally, the determination of responsibility rate mainly depends on the expertise of auto-insurance experts and the accident report by the police. However, inconsistency

  15. 9 CFR 50.14 - Claims not allowed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...DISEASES ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS General Indemnity § 50.14 Claims...compensation for livestock destroyed because of tuberculosis will not be allowed in any of the following...claimant's herd have not been tested for tuberculosis under APHIS or State...

  16. 9 CFR 50.14 - Claims not allowed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...DISEASES ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS General Indemnity § 50.14 Claims...compensation for livestock destroyed because of tuberculosis will not be allowed in any of the following...claimant's herd have not been tested for tuberculosis under APHIS or State...

  17. 9 CFR 50.14 - Claims not allowed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...DISEASES ANIMALS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TUBERCULOSIS General Indemnity § 50.14 Claims...compensation for livestock destroyed because of tuberculosis will not be allowed in any of the following...claimant's herd have not been tested for tuberculosis under APHIS or State...

  18. Building the right physician compensation model.

    PubMed

    Chamblee, Justin

    2014-07-01

    In using benchmark data from physician surveys to establish physician compensation, hospitals should follow six guidelines: Know what the benchmark data represent and how they are computed. Use all resources available in setting physician compensation. Carefully determine whether the median work relative value unit should be used. Beware of applying consistent compensation models across specialties. Be careful not to change the compensation rates annually. Think holistically. PMID:25076637

  19. Malpractice claims analysis yields widely applicable principles.

    PubMed

    Waldman, J D; Spector, R A

    2003-01-01

    We received 50 claims of medical negligence in pediatric cardiology. From the analysis, patterns were identified and recommendations for improvement were found that apply generally to healthcare. Less than half (38%) of the claims were found to be medically meritorious. The impression of substandard care was often (7/50) created by an erroneous attribution of cause of death at autopsy. Both structured learning for caregivers and education of the public will reduce the frequency of malpractice forms-both valid and frivolous. Caregivers should document more effectively. The current tort system neither deters nor compensates as it was intended. The assignment of blame to a single individual is usually not in concert with the reality of modern medicine. Good health care is not a passive behavior; active participation by the public is required. PMID:12360392

  20. 28 CFR 79.42 - Criteria for eligibility for claims by miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Eligibility Criteria for Claims by Uranium Miners § 79.42 Criteria for eligibility for claims by...level months of radiation or worked for at least one year in a uranium mine or mines during the period identified in paragraph...

  1. 28 CFR 79.42 - Criteria for eligibility for claims by miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Eligibility Criteria for Claims by Uranium Miners § 79.42 Criteria for eligibility for claims by...level months of radiation or worked for at least one year in a uranium mine or mines during the period identified in paragraph...

  2. 28 CFR 79.42 - Criteria for eligibility for claims by miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Eligibility Criteria for Claims by Uranium Miners § 79.42 Criteria for eligibility for claims by...level months of radiation or worked for at least one year in a uranium mine or mines during the period identified in paragraph...

  3. 28 CFR 79.42 - Criteria for eligibility for claims by miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Eligibility Criteria for Claims by Uranium Miners § 79.42 Criteria for eligibility for claims by...level months of radiation or worked for at least one year in a uranium mine or mines during the period identified in paragraph...

  4. 28 CFR 79.42 - Criteria for eligibility for claims by miners.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...EXPOSURE COMPENSATION ACT Eligibility Criteria for Claims by Uranium Miners § 79.42 Criteria for eligibility for claims by...level months of radiation or worked for at least one year in a uranium mine or mines during the period identified in paragraph...

  5. TMJ syndrome: is it compensable?

    PubMed

    Doerrer, A; Figart, F

    1991-01-01

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome has only recently surfaced as a workers' compensation or auto accident claim in the insurance industry. It usually appears as a secondary problem to cervical injuries. Further research is needed to establish guidelines for determining whether TMJ syndrome is compensable, but a survey of healthcare practitioners who deal with TMJ--such as the one described in this article--can help in making a determination until guidelines are established. In early 1990, the American Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders and the American Dental Association published guidelines; however, these guidelines address only diagnosis and treatment (Independent Medical and Dental Consultants, Inc., 1990). Further information is needed concerning TMJ's causes and whether the condition should be compensated. Sixty survey questionnaires were sent out to dentists and oral surgeons to identify causes of TMJ, symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment. The primary question for which the survey sought an answer was how to judge whether a person with a cervical injury complicated by TMJ syndrome should be compensated for TMJ problems. The remaining questions and answers concerned the medical management of patients with TMJ syndrome. PMID:1824879

  6. The epidemiology of malpractice claims in primary care: a systematic review

    PubMed Central

    Wallace, E; Lowry, J; Smith, S M; Fahey, T

    2013-01-01

    Objectives The aim of this systematic review was to examine the epidemiology of malpractice claims in primary care. Design A computerised systematic literature search was conducted. Studies were included if they reported original data (?10 cases) pertinent to malpractice claims, were based in primary care and were published in the English language. Data were synthesised using a narrative approach. Setting Primary care. Participants Malpractice claimants. Primary outcome Malpractice claim (defined as a written demand for compensation for medical injury). We recorded: medical misadventure cited in claims, missed/delayed diagnoses cited in claims, outcome of claims, prevalence of claims and compensation awarded to claimants. Results Of the 7152 articles retrieved by electronic search, a total of 34 studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in the narrative analysis. Twenty-eight studies presented data from medical indemnity malpractice claims databases and six studies presented survey data. Fifteen studies were based in the USA, nine in the UK, seven in Australia, one in Canada and two in France. The commonest medical misadventure resulting in claims was failure to or delay in diagnosis, which represented 26–63% of all claims across included studies. Common missed or delayed diagnoses included cancer and myocardial infarction in adults and meningitis in children. Medication error represented the second commonest domain representing 5.6–20% of all claims across included studies. The prevalence of malpractice claims in primary care varied across countries. In the USA and Australia when compared with other clinical disciplines, general practice ranked in the top five specialties accounting for the most claims, representing 7.6–20% of all claims. However, the majority of claims were successfully defended. Conclusions This review of malpractice claims in primary care highlights diagnosis and medication error as areas to be prioritised in developing educational strategies and risk management systems. PMID:23869100

  7. [Vestibular compensation studies]. [Vestibular Compensation and Morphological Studies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Perachio, Adrian A. (Principal Investigator)

    1996-01-01

    The following topics are reported: neurophysiological studies on MVN neurons during vestibular compensation; effects of spinal cord lesions on VNC neurons during compensation; a closed-loop vestibular compensation model for horizontally canal-related MVN neurons; spatiotemporal convergence in VNC neurons; contributions of irregularly firing vestibular afferents to linear and angular VOR's; application to flight studies; metabolic measures in vestibular neurons; immediate early gene expression following vestibular stimulation; morphological studies on primary afferents, central vestibular pathways, vestibular efferent projection to the vestibular end organs, and three-dimensional morphometry and imaging.

  8. Compensation Planning Office of Human Resources, Compensation

    E-print Network

    for specific job duties. · Narrow classification definitions. · Narrow (pay) ranges. · Minimal Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: (614) 292-4037, Fax: (614) 292-0549 E-mail: compensation@hr.osu.edu #12: (614) 292-0549, compensation@hr.osu.edu http://hr.osu.edu revised 5/2004 Handbook for Compensation

  9. National Compensation Survey Home Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posts this publication online, with sections downloadable as .pdf files. The release, the National Compensation Survey, is a redesign of BLS' compensation statistics to reflect the workplace of the 21st century. From the main page, users can access the full .pdf-format text of the survey results as well as a summary, and a wealth of other related sites and documents.

  10. Bilinear Compensed Generalized Predictive Control: An Adaptive Approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adhemar de Barros Fontes; André Laurindo Maitelli; Anderson Luiz de Oliveira

    The present paper presents an adaptive implementation of bilinear compensed generalized predictive control. The bilinear compensated model adds a compensation term in bilinear model wich minimize the prediction error variance generated by its linearization. Since the relation between the prediction error and the control signal is nonlinear, and the compensation term model is linear, a different model may be estimated

  11. 32 CFR 536.121 - Claims not payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Claims not payable as maritime claims. 536.121 Section 536.121...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.121 Claims not payable as maritime claims. Under this subpart,...

  12. 32 CFR 536.121 - Claims not payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Claims not payable as maritime claims. 536.121 Section 536.121...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.121 Claims not payable as maritime claims. Under this subpart,...

  13. 32 CFR 536.121 - Claims not payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Claims not payable as maritime claims. 536.121 Section 536.121...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.121 Claims not payable as maritime claims. Under this subpart,...

  14. 32 CFR 536.121 - Claims not payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Claims not payable as maritime claims. 536.121 Section 536.121...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.121 Claims not payable as maritime claims. Under this subpart,...

  15. 32 CFR 536.121 - Claims not payable as maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Claims not payable as maritime claims. 536.121 Section 536.121...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.121 Claims not payable as maritime claims. Under this subpart,...

  16. Office of Human Resources | oregonstate.edu/admin/hr Published: 1/25/2013. Employee Relations, Classification/Compensation 1

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    Office of Human Resources | oregonstate.edu/admin/hr Published: 1/25/2013. Employee Relations, staff, students and others, as well as safeguarding the assets and resources of the University. To meet, employee, or volunteer providing services in a critical or security-sensitive position. All categories

  17. Securing insurance coverage for EMF claims

    SciTech Connect

    Meyer, K.A. (Paul, Hatings, Janofsky Walker, Los Angeles, CA (United States))

    1992-02-15

    When confronted with lawsuits resulting from EMF-related claims, utilities must aggressively work to ensure that they receive the full protection and defense due them by their insurance companies. Within the last two years, electric utilities have been increasingly subject to claims alleging that plaintiffs have suffered bodily injury as a result of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and that this exposure has caused everything from emotional distress to cancer. The plaintiffs generally claim that EMF exposure has also caused property damage - usually in the fourth of a reduction in the value of their residence. Claims have also been made on the grounds that EMF constitutes a tresspass and nuisance, which has prevented plaintiffs from using their property to the fullest extent. While utilities may debate the degree of harm, if any, caused by exposure to EMF, one thing is certain: The current EMF claims are only the tip of the iceberg and are not likely to dissipate any time soon. As a result, utilities must example their insurance coverage to determine whether any existing or future EMF claims are covered under the company's policies. Such insurance would most likely help pay for the cost of defending against EMF lawsuits and indemnify the company if any liability is assessed.

  18. Nutrition and health claims as marketing tools.

    PubMed

    J van Buul, Vincent; Brouns, Fred J P H

    2015-09-19

    European regulations mandate that only substantiated and approved statements can be used as nutrition- and health-related claims in food marketing. A thorough understanding of consumer perceptions of these approved claims is needed to assess their impact on both the purchase intention of functional foods and the development of innovative functional food concepts. In this paper, a conceptual framework on the European consumers' perception of nutrition and health claims on these functional foods is proposed. Through a literature review, common independent variables are structured, and an analysis of these variables shows that nutrition and health claims are mostly only perceived positive by specific target consumers (who need the product, accept the ingredient, understand the benefit, and trust the brand). These consumers indicate that the products with substantiated and approved claims help them in reaching overall health goals. This increased expectation in functional efficacy may mediate an increase in repurchase intent, overall liking, and the amount consumers are willing to spend. Other consumers, however, may have adverse reactions towards nutrition and health claims on functional foods. Implications for the consumer and the industry are discussed. PMID:24364816

  19. 20 CFR 10.411 - What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? 10.411 Section 10.411...and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.411 What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? (a) Compensation...

  20. 20 CFR 10.411 - What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? 10.411 Section 10.411...and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.411 What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? (a) Compensation...

  1. 20 CFR 10.411 - What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? 10.411 Section 10.411...and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.411 What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? (a) Compensation...

  2. 20 CFR 10.411 - What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? 10.411 Section 10.411...and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.411 What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? (a) Compensation...

  3. 20 CFR 10.411 - What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? 10.411 Section 10.411...and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.411 What are the maximum and minimum rates of compensation in death cases? (a) Compensation...

  4. 20 CFR 10.424 - May someone other than the beneficiary be designated to receive compensation payments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Section 10.424 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Adjustments to Compensation § 10.424 May someone...

  5. Reactive power compensating system

    DOEpatents

    Williams, Timothy J. (Redondo Beach, CA); El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A. (Renton, WA); Venkata, Subrahmanyam S. (Seattle, WA)

    1987-01-01

    The reactive power of an induction machine is compensated by providing fixed capacitors on each phase line for the minimum compensation required, sensing the current on one line at the time its voltage crosses zero to determine the actual compensation required for each phase, and selecting switched capacitors on each line to provide the balance of the compensation required.

  6. The cost of oil pollution at sea: an analysis of the process of damage valuation and compensation following oil spills

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Olivier Thébaud; Denis Bailly; Julien Ha; José Pérez

    Observation of the process of assessing and compensating damages caused by oil spills at sea shows that in most cases, it is difficult to establish a single global estimate of their social cost. Three categories of numbers regarding the costs of pollution are usually encountered following spills: (i) estimates by experts; (ii) compensation claims; and (iii) compensation eventually paid to

  7. Executive perks: Compensation and corporate performance in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pattarin Adithipyangkul; Ilan Alon; Tianyu Zhang

    2011-01-01

    Many studies have examined CEO compensation in developed countries, where a long tradition of disclosure renders data readily\\u000a available. In emerging economies, particularly in China, where market-based compensation is a relatively new phenomenon, there\\u000a are few studies of CEO compensation. In addition, information on the use of non-cash compensation is almost absent. Building\\u000a on the general literature on CEO compensation,

  8. Compensation for occupational injuries and diseases in special populations: farmers and soldiers.

    PubMed

    Kwon, Young-Jun; Lee, Soo-Jin

    2014-06-01

    Some types of workers such as farmers and soldiers are at a higher risk of work-related injury and illness than workers from other occupations. Despite this fact, they are not covered under the Industrial Safety Health (ISH) Act or the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (IACI) Act. The Safety Aid System for Farmers (SASF) is a voluntary insurance scheme, and it is the only public compensation plan for self-employed farmers. Fifty percent of SASF premiums are subsidized by the Korean government. Soldiers are compensated by the Veterans' Pension (VP) Act. The approval standard of and procedure for the VP Act are provided in the Decree of VP Act, and the Council for VP Benefits determines work-relatedness in the claimed cases. Meanwhile, SASF applies the insurance clause automatically without any expert advice or additional procedures. Furthermore, compared with IACI, these programs pay fewer benefits to workers. Thus, a stronger institutional strategy is needed to maintain a safe work environment, to protect workers' health in unavoidably hazardous environments, and to compensate for work-related injuries and diseases. PMID:25006320

  9. Compensation or inhibitory failure? Testing hypotheses of age-related right frontal lobe involvement in verbal memory ability using structural and diffusion MRI

    PubMed Central

    Cox, Simon R.; Bastin, Mark E.; Ferguson, Karen J.; Allerhand, Mike; Royle, Natalie A.; Maniega, Susanna Muñoz; Starr, John M.; MacLullich, Alasdair M.J.; Wardlaw, Joanna M.; Deary, Ian J.; MacPherson, Sarah E.

    2015-01-01

    Functional neuroimaging studies report increased right prefrontal cortex (PFC) involvement during verbal memory tasks amongst low-scoring older individuals, compared to younger controls and their higher-scoring contemporaries. Some propose that this reflects inefficient use of neural resources through failure of the left PFC to inhibit non-task-related right PFC activity, via the anterior corpus callosum (CC). For others, it indicates partial compensation – that is, the right PFC cannot completely supplement the failing neural network, but contributes positively to performance. We propose that combining structural and diffusion brain MRI can be used to test predictions from these theories which have arisen from fMRI studies. We test these hypotheses in immediate and delayed verbal memory ability amongst 90 healthy older adults of mean age 73 years. Right hippocampus and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) volumes, and fractional anisotropy (FA) in the splenium made unique contributions to verbal memory ability in the whole group. There was no significant effect of anterior callosal white matter integrity on performance. Rather, segmented linear regression indicated that right DLPFC volume was a significantly stronger positive predictor of verbal memory for lower-scorers than higher-scorers, supporting a compensatory explanation for the differential involvement of the right frontal lobe in verbal memory tasks in older age. PMID:25241394

  10. 76 FR 37897 - Performance of Functions; Claims for Compensation Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act...

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    2011-06-28

    ...to contribute to the child's support. (c...employee's natural father and mother or father...education as if the child were his or her own child, will be considered...parentis.) (2) Only one father and one mother,...

  11. 75 FR 49595 - Performance of Functions; Claims for Compensation Under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-13

    ...to contribute to the child's support. (c...employee's natural father and mother or father...education as if the child were his or her own child, will be considered...parentis.) (2) Only one father and one mother,...

  12. A century of miners' compensation in South Africa.

    PubMed

    Ehrlich, Rodney

    2012-06-01

    The year 2011 marked the centenary of compensation legislation for miners' lung disease in South Africa. This commentary aims to demonstrate that the current compensation system does not serve its intended beneficiaries, particularly the large population of former gold miners affected by high rates of silicosis and tuberculosis. The system has a complex legislative history, reflecting contending political, and economic forces, and characterized by racial discrimination. The financial basis of the system is currently in crisis owing to historical underfunding and failure to take into account the mounting burden of disease among black former miners. The real value of compensation awards fell sharply between 1973 and 1993, only partly recovering in recent years. Barriers to claiming benefits, particularly by black former miners who know little about the process, have been extensively documented. Integration of miners' compensation into general workers' compensation has been mooted since the 1980s but has stalled, owing to the high cost of closing the gap between the mostly inferior financial benefits under the mining legislation and those available under workers' compensation legislation. A recent constitutional court decision has opened the way for unprecedented civil litigation against the gold mining industry for silicosis, adding to the pressure for reform. A number of changes are called for: harmonization of financial benefits with retention of certain of the special arrangements for miner claims, a regional cross-border system of medical examination points for former miners, education of miners about the system, and some degree of privatization of claims processing. PMID:22431163

  13. Power Factor Compensation (PFC) Power Factor Compensation

    E-print Network

    Knobloch,Jürgen

    Power Factor Compensation (PFC) Power Factor Compensation The power factor (PF) is defined as the ratio between the active power and the apparent power of a system. If the current and voltage are periodic with period , and [ ), then the active power is defined by ( ) ( ) (their inner product

  14. 27 CFR 70.435 - Claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Provisions Relating to Tobacco Products, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes § 70.435 Claims...of any tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, or any liability...payment of tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes may be...

  15. 27 CFR 70.435 - Claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Provisions Relating to Tobacco Products, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes § 70.435 Claims...of any tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, or any liability...payment of tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes may be...

  16. 27 CFR 70.435 - Claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Provisions Relating to Tobacco Products, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes § 70.435 Claims...of any tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, or any liability...payment of tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes may be...

  17. 27 CFR 70.435 - Claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Provisions Relating to Tobacco Products, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes § 70.435 Claims...of any tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes, or any liability...payment of tax on tobacco products, and cigarette papers and tubes may be...

  18. CEO compensation and hospital financial performance.

    PubMed

    Reiter, Kristin L; Sandoval, Guillermo A; Brown, Adalsteinn D; Pink, George H

    2009-12-01

    Growing interest in pay-for-performance and the level of chief executive officers' (CEOs') pay raises questions about the link between performance and compensation in the health sector. This study compares the compensation of nonprofit hospital CEOs in Ontario, Canada to the three longest reported and most used measures of hospital financial performance. Our sample consisted of 132 CEOs from 92 hospitals between 1999 and 2006. Unbalanced panel data were analyzed using fixed effects regression. Results suggest that CEO compensation was largely unrelated to hospital financial performance. Inflation-adjusted salaries appeared to increase over time independent of hospital performance, and hospital size was positively correlated with CEO compensation. The apparent upward trend in salary despite some declines in financial performance challenges the fundamental assumption underlying this article, that is, financial performance is likely linked to CEO compensation in Ontario. Further research is needed to understand long-term performance related to compensation incentives. PMID:19605619

  19. CEO Compensation and Hospital Financial Performance

    PubMed Central

    Reiter, Kristin L.; Sandoval, Guillermo A.; Brown, Adalsteinn D.; Pink, George H.

    2010-01-01

    Growing interest in pay-for-performance and the level of CEO pay raises questions about the link between performance and compensation in the health sector. This study compares the compensation of non-profit hospital Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in Ontario, Canada to the three longest reported and most used measures of hospital financial performance. Our sample consisted of 132 CEOs from 92 hospitals between 1999 and 2006. Unbalanced panel data were analyzed using fixed effects regression. Results suggest that CEO compensation was largely unrelated to hospital financial performance. Inflation-adjusted salaries appeared to increase over time independent of hospital performance, and hospital size was positively correlated with CEO compensation. The apparent upward trend in salary despite some declines in financial performance challenges the fundamental assumption underlying this paper, that is, financial performance is likely linked to CEO compensation in Ontario. Further research is needed to understand long-term performance related to compensation incentives. PMID:19605619

  20. Ecomp Executive Compensation Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive's name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, LTIP payouts, and value realized for options exercised. All numbers are for 1999.

  1. 20 CFR 704.401 - Administration; compensation districts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT AND RELATED STATUTES SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR LHWCA EXTENSIONS Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act § 704.401 Administration; compensation districts. For the purpose of administration of this Act...

  2. 75 FR 21351 - Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-04-23

    ...state or federal benefits for workers' compensation due to [[Page...those workers' compensation benefits. This information...amounts of Black Lung benefits paid to beneficiaries...related workers' compensation awards the...

  3. 78 FR 35327 - Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection of Existing Collection; Comment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-12

    ...state or federal benefits for workers' compensation due to pneumoconiosis...those workers' compensation benefits. This information...amounts of Black Lung benefits paid to beneficiaries...related workers' compensation awards the...

  4. SJSU HR: revised 6/1/2012 Page 1 of 2 WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFIT INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    -924-2144 (fax) San José State University strives to provide a safe and healthy work environment. When or the Division of Workers' Compensation Information & Assistance Unit. CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR Sedgwick CMS-4629 Phone: (510) 302-3041 Fax: (916) 851-8089 LOST TIME WAGE COMPENSATION If the physician takes you off

  5. Employment Status and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder following Compensation Seeking in Victims of Violence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kunst, Maarten J. J.

    2011-01-01

    The current study was developed to explore the associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), level of compensation for pain and suffering, and employment status in a sample of victims of violence (n = 226) who had held a full-time job at time of victimization and had filed a claim with the Dutch Victim Compensation Fund (DVCF)…

  6. Compensating linkage for main rotor control

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jeffery, P. A. E.; Huber, R. F. (inventors)

    1981-01-01

    A compensating linkage for the rotor control system on rotary wing aircraft is described. The main rotor and transmission are isolated from the airframe structure by clastic suspension. The compensating linkage prevents unwanted signal inputs to the rotor control system caused by relative motion of the airframe structure and the main rotor and transmission.

  7. BIG GAME DEPREDATIONS AND DAMAGE COMPENSATION IN WYOMING

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John R. Demaree

    1985-01-01

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is responsible for controlling depredations by big game, trophy game, and game birds. Under certain guidelines landowners can submit a claim to the department for compensation from wildlife depredations. Measures used by department personnel to prevent wildlife damage are the use of scare devices, harassment techniques, repellents, fencing, trapping, issuing of kill permits, and

  8. Compensation of Navajo Uranium Miners

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    World Information Service on Energy Uranium Project

    This site addresses policy issues of the compensation of Navajo uranium miners. The site provides an annotated index of current issues, legislation, papers and presentations, books, and links that lead to more information on uranium miners. Imbedded links throughout the text lead to related information.

  9. Patient-related factors influencing ulnar-shortening osteotomy outcomes using the trimed dynamic compression plate.

    PubMed

    Viswanath, Purab; Monaco, Nathan A; Lubahn, John D

    2015-02-01

    Ulnocarpal impingement can be surgically managed with various shortening osteotomy techniques. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively examine the outcomes of the ulnar-shortening osteotomy technique using the Trimed dynamic compression plate (Valencia, California) and to determine whether results vary among patient-related factors, including smoking status, occupation, preoperative diagnosis, and workers' compensation status. Twenty-seven patients (28 wrists) operated by a single surgeon underwent ulnar shortening over a 4-year span. Radiographic analysis was obtained preoperatively and at an average 24-month follow-up. A subset of 12 patients completed the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) inventory; the Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE); and the visual analog scale for pain and underwent clinical evaluation for range of motion and strength. Ulnar variance improved in all cases between pre- and postoperative imaging (P<.05). Grip strength and range of motion were found to be 79% and 90% of the contralateral extremity, respectively. Among the examined patient-related factors, patients involved in a workers' compensation claim demonstrated significantly different DASH (average, 56.8 claim vs 26.8 no claim; P=.037) and PRWE (average, 66.0 claim vs 32.8 no claim; P=.008) scores while also showing a trend toward nonunion (3/10 claim vs 1/18 no claim; P=.105). Results of ulnar-shortening osteotomy using the Trimed system at 2-year follow-up show consistent objective improvements in radiographic ulnar variance. Workers' compensation claims may negatively influence outcomes of ulnar shortening, and this factor should be considered in preoperative patient selection and counseling. [Orthopedics. 2015; 38(2):e106-e111.]. PMID:25665114

  10. Managed care and clinical autonomy in the workers' compensation market.

    PubMed

    Johnson, Tricia

    2006-10-01

    Despite increases in health care premiums, the effect of relaxing cost-containment mechanisms on health care utilization is not yet well understood at the microlevel. This study used a regulatory change in the California workers' compensation system to examine the effect of relaxing broad-based utilization management constraints and increasing clinical autonomy on methods of treatment and service intensity, and compared the responses of managed care network and fee-for-service providers. Between 1993 and 2000, the likelihood of a fee-for-service claim receiving a chiropractic treatment increased from 22% to 32%, the likelihood of receiving diagnostic radiology decreased from 24% to 15%, and the likelihood of receiving physical medicine with diagnostic services remained relatively stable. Treating fee-for-service claims with network care would have decreased the likelihood of receiving manipulations by 13 percentage points and physical medicine with diagnostic services by two percentage points. The likelihood of receiving office-visit-only treatment would have increased by 130% (14 percentage points), and the likelihood of receiving a diagnostic radiology treatment would have increased by 28% (4 percentage points). Treatment by network providers would have reduced the number of office visits by 18%, diagnostic radiology and ultrasound exams by 26%, passive physical medicine procedures by 40%, active physical medicine procedures by 43%, physical medicine assessments by 45%, and chiropractic treatments by 46%. PMID:17117597

  11. 22 CFR 23.5 - Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting Office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting Office...23.5 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE FEES AND FUNDS FINANCE... Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting...

  12. 22 CFR 23.5 - Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting Office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting Office...23.5 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE FEES AND FUNDS FINANCE... Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting...

  13. 22 CFR 23.5 - Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting Office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting Office...23.5 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE FEES AND FUNDS FINANCE... Claims for settlement by Department of State or General Accounting...

  14. 20 CFR 10.416 - How does a change in the number of beneficiaries affect the amount of compensation paid to the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Section 10.416 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ...COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.416 How...

  15. Robust springback compensation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carleer, Bart; Grimm, Peter

    2013-12-01

    Springback simulation and springback compensation are more and more applied in productive use of die engineering. In order to successfully compensate a tool accurate springback results are needed as well as an effective compensation approach. In this paper a methodology has been introduce in order to effectively compensate tools. First step is the full process simulation meaning that not only the drawing operation will be simulated but also all secondary operations like trimming and flanging. Second will be the verification whether the process is robust meaning that it obtains repeatable results. In order to effectively compensate a minimum clamping concept will be defined. Once these preconditions are fulfilled the tools can be compensated effectively.

  16. Loss-compensated radiometer

    SciTech Connect

    Lobo, P.C.

    1984-05-01

    A new radiometer concept is described and evaluated. Automatic dynamic electrical compensation is achieved by a high-gain feedback amplifier and low thermal inertia solar and compensating electrical sensors. With sufficiently high gain, compensation can increase accuracy to limits determined by amplifier drift. Equations governing instrument response are derived and analyzed. Initial measurements on a preliminary prototype confirm the validity of the concept which should yield a very accurate instrument with ''self calibrating'' features.

  17. Compensating for synaptic loss in Alzheimer's disease.

    PubMed

    Abuhassan, Kamal; Coyle, Damien; Belatreche, Ammar; Maguire, Liam

    2014-02-01

    Confirming that synaptic loss is directly related to cognitive deficit in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been the focus of many studies. Compensation mechanisms counteract synaptic loss and prevent the catastrophic amnesia induced by synaptic loss via maintaining the activity levels of neural circuits. Here we investigate the interplay between various synaptic degeneration and compensation mechanisms, and abnormal cortical oscillations based on a large-scale network model consisting of 100,000 neurons exhibiting several cortical firing patterns, 8.5 million synapses, short-term plasticity, axonal delays and receptor kinetics. The structure of the model is inspired by the anatomy of the cerebral cortex. The results of the modelling study suggest that cortical oscillations respond differently to compensation mechanisms. Local compensation preserves the baseline activity of theta (5-7 Hz) and alpha (8-12 Hz) oscillations whereas delta (1-4 Hz) and beta (13-30 Hz) oscillations are maintained via global compensation. Applying compensation mechanisms independently shows greater effects than combining both compensation mechanisms in one model and applying them in parallel. Consequently, it can be speculated that enhancing local compensation might recover the neural processes and cognitive functions that are associated with theta and alpha oscillations whereas inducing global compensation might contribute to the repair of neural (cognitive) processes which are associated with delta and beta band activity. Compensation mechanisms may vary across cortical regions and the activation of inappropriate compensation mechanism in a particular region may fail to recover network dynamics and/or induce secondary pathological changes in the network. PMID:23728490

  18. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

    PubMed

    Cook, Katherine M; Evans, Geoffrey

    2011-05-01

    The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate people thought to be injured by certain vaccines. The act's goals are to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, to stabilize vaccine costs, and to establish and maintain an accessible and efficient setting for providing compensation to people found to have been injured by certain childhood vaccines. In addition, the legislation called for the reporting of adverse events after vaccination, the creation of vaccine-information materials that detail vaccine benefits and risks, and Institute of Medicine studies of possible vaccine-related injuries and encouraged research and development of new and safer vaccines. Over its 22-year history, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been a key component in stabilizing the US vaccine market through liability protection to both vaccine companies and health care providers and by providing a forum for people, no matter what age, to seek compensation. PMID:21502255

  19. People with Easier to Pronounce Names Promote Truthiness of Claims

    PubMed Central

    Newman, Eryn J.; Sanson, Mevagh; Miller, Emily K.; Quigley-McBride, Adele; Foster, Jeffrey L.; Bernstein, Daniel M.; Garry, Maryanne

    2014-01-01

    When people make judgments about the truth of a claim, related but nonprobative information rapidly leads them to believe the claim–an effect called “truthiness” [1]. Would the pronounceability of others’ names also influence the truthiness of claims attributed to them? We replicated previous work by asking subjects to evaluate people’s names on a positive dimension, and extended that work by asking subjects to rate those names on negative dimensions. Then we addressed a novel theoretical issue by asking subjects to read that same list of names, and judge the truth of claims attributed to them. Across all experiments, easily pronounced names trumped difficult names. Moreover, the effect of pronounceability produced truthiness for claims attributed to those names. Our findings are a new instantiation of truthiness, and extend research on the truth effect as well as persuasion by showing that subjective, tangential properties such as ease of processing can matter when people evaluate information attributed to a source. PMID:24586368

  20. End of compensation for unwanted healthy children.

    PubMed

    Brahams, D

    1999-12-01

    The article reviews the no compensation law for couples raising an "unwanted" healthy child whose birth resulted from negligence in medical treatment intended to prevent conception or to terminate pregnancy. The National Health Service has paid out such damages over the past 15 years, but on November 25, 1999, the right to claim damages has been swept away by the House of Lords in Britain. A case, which came before the House of Lords concerning the claiming of damages for the costs of bringing up an unwanted healthy child, has led to a 56-page judgement, which rejected such claims. Lord Gill dismissed such claims on the grounds that they were not entitled to damages as a matter of principle. Lord Slynn stated that it is not fair to impose on the doctor or his employer for the consequential responsibilities, accepted by the parents to bring up a child. Lord Steyn believed that most citizens would not approve of damages for the birth of a healthy child. Lord Millet who expressed that the girl¿s conception and birth were the very things that the defender¿s professional services were called upon to prevent gave this notion. The advantages and disadvantages of parenthood are inseparable but it is morally offensive to regard a healthy baby as more trouble than it is worth. PMID:10622293

  1. 22 CFR 230.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 230.12 Section 230.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUB. L. 108-11-STANDARD...

  2. 22 CFR 230.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 230.12 Section 230.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUB. L. 108-11-STANDARD...

  3. 22 CFR 230.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 230.12 Section 230.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUB. L. 108-11-STANDARD...

  4. 22 CFR 230.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 230.12 Section 230.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUB. L. 108-11-STANDARD...

  5. 22 CFR 230.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... false Prosecution of claims. 230.12 Section 230.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUB. L. 108-11-STANDARD...

  6. 21 CFR 101.14 - Health claims: general requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...substance, and the disease or health-related condition (e.g., “See attached pamphlet for information about calcium and osteoporosis”), with the entire claim appearing elsewhere on the other labeling, Provided that, where any graphic material...

  7. 21 CFR 101.14 - Health claims: general requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...substance, and the disease or health-related condition (e.g., “See attached pamphlet for information about calcium and osteoporosis”), with the entire claim appearing elsewhere on the other labeling, Provided that, where any graphic material...

  8. 21 CFR 101.14 - Health claims: general requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...substance, and the disease or health-related condition (e.g., “See attached pamphlet for information about calcium and osteoporosis”), with the entire claim appearing elsewhere on the other labeling, Provided that, where any graphic material...

  9. 21 CFR 101.14 - Health claims: general requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...substance, and the disease or health-related condition (e.g., “See attached pamphlet for information about calcium and osteoporosis”), with the entire claim appearing elsewhere on the other labeling, Provided that, where any graphic material...

  10. 21 CFR 101.14 - Health claims: general requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...substance, and the disease or health-related condition (e.g., “See attached pamphlet for information about calcium and osteoporosis”), with the entire claim appearing elsewhere on the other labeling, Provided that, where any graphic material...

  11. 17 CFR 300.502 - Claim for securities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...CORPORATION Rules Relating to Satisfaction of A âclaim for Cashâ Or A âclaim...held cash in an account for a customer, the customer has a “claim for securities...sent written confirmation to the customer that the securities in...

  12. 17 CFR 300.501 - Claim for cash.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...CORPORATION Rules Relating to Satisfaction of A âclaim for Cashâ Or A âclaim...securities in an account for a customer, the customer has a “claim for cash” with...sent written confirmation to the customer that the securities in...

  13. 22 CFR 231.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Prosecution of claims. 231.12 Section 231.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUBLIC LAW...

  14. 22 CFR 231.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Prosecution of claims. 231.12 Section 231.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUBLIC LAW...

  15. 22 CFR 231.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Prosecution of claims. 231.12 Section 231.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUBLIC LAW...

  16. 22 CFR 231.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Prosecution of claims. 231.12 Section 231.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUBLIC LAW...

  17. 22 CFR 231.12 - Prosecution of claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Prosecution of claims. 231.12 Section 231.12 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT LOAN GUARANTEES ISSUED UNDER THE EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2003, PUBLIC LAW...

  18. 20 CFR 410.588 - Claims of creditors.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL COAL MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT OF 1969, TITLE IV-BLACK LUNG BENEFITS (1969- ) Payment of Benefits § 410.588 Claims of creditors. A relative or other person to...

  19. 20 CFR 10.410 - Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable in death cases? 10.410 Section 10.410 Employees...Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.410 Who is entitled to...

  20. 20 CFR 10.410 - Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable in death cases? 10.410 Section 10.410 Employees...Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.410 Who is entitled to...

  1. 20 CFR 10.410 - Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable in death cases? 10.410 Section 10.410 Employees...Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.410 Who is entitled to...

  2. 20 CFR 10.410 - Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable in death cases? 10.410 Section 10.410 Employees...Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.410 Who is entitled to...

  3. 20 CFR 10.410 - Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Who is entitled to compensation in case of death, and what are the rates of compensation payable in death cases? 10.410 Section 10.410 Employees...Compensation and Related Benefits Compensation for Death § 10.410 Who is entitled to...

  4. Characterization of exposures to workers covered under the U.S. Energy Employees Compensation Act.

    PubMed

    Neton, James W

    2014-02-01

    Since the mid-1940s, hundreds of thousands of workers have been engaged in nuclear weapons-related activities for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. In 2000, Congress promulgated the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), which provides monetary compensation and medical benefits to certain energy employees who have developed cancer. Under Part B of EEOICPA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is required to estimate radiation doses for those workers who have filed a claim, or whose survivors have filed a claim, under Part B of the Act. To date, over 39,000 dose reconstructions have been completed for workers from more than 200 facilities. These reconstructions have included assessment of both internal and external exposure at all major DOE facilities, as well as at a large number of private companies [known as Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facilities in the Act] that engaged in contract work for the DOE and its predecessor agencies. To complete these dose reconstructions, NIOSH has captured and reviewed thousands of historical documents related to site operations and worker/workplace monitoring practices at these facilities. Using the data collected and reviewed pursuant to NIOSH's role under EEOICPA, this presentation will characterize historical internal and external exposures received by workers at DOE and AWE facilities. To the extent possible, use will be made of facility specific coworker models to highlight changes in exposure patterns over time. In addition, the effects that these exposures have on compensation rates for workers are discussed.Introduction of Characterization of Exposures to Workers (Video 1:59, http://links.lww.com/HP/A3). PMID:24378500

  5. 32 CFR 842.94 - Assertable claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION...ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Property Damage Tort Claims in Favor...writing for loss of or damage to government property...tort-feasor when: (a) Damage results from...

  6. 32 CFR 842.142 - Claims payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Civil Air Patrol Claims (5 U...a) It is for property damage, personal injury, or death... (c) It arises from an Air Force noncombat mission...

  7. 32 CFR 842.78 - Claims payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION...ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Use of Government Property Claims (10 U...civilian employee of the Air Force, whether acting within...Arose from the use of a government vehicle at any place...

  8. 32 CFR 842.78 - Claims payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION...ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Use of Government Property Claims (10 U...civilian employee of the Air Force, whether acting within...Arose from the use of a government vehicle at any place...

  9. 32 CFR 842.78 - Claims payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION...ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Use of Government Property Claims (10 U...civilian employee of the Air Force, whether acting within...Arose from the use of a government vehicle at any place...

  10. 32 CFR 842.78 - Claims payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION...ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Use of Government Property Claims (10 U...civilian employee of the Air Force, whether acting within...Arose from the use of a government vehicle at any place...

  11. 32 CFR 584.3 - Paternity claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...process paternity claims against male Army soldiers. These procedures apply to claims...court officials, and others. (2) Soldiers will be informed of paternity claims against them. Commanders will ensure that soldiers are advised of their legal rights...

  12. 32 CFR 584.3 - Paternity claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...process paternity claims against male Army soldiers. These procedures apply to claims...court officials, and others. (2) Soldiers will be informed of paternity claims against them. Commanders will ensure that soldiers are advised of their legal rights...

  13. 32 CFR 584.3 - Paternity claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...process paternity claims against male Army soldiers. These procedures apply to claims...court officials, and others. (2) Soldiers will be informed of paternity claims against them. Commanders will ensure that soldiers are advised of their legal rights...

  14. Gmti Motion Compensation

    DOEpatents

    Doerry, Armin W. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2004-07-20

    Movement of a GMTI radar during a coherent processing interval over which a set of radar pulses are processed may cause defocusing of a range-Doppler map in the video signal. This problem may be compensated by varying waveform or sampling parameters of each pulse to compensate for distortions caused by variations in viewing angles from the radar to the target.

  15. The Impact of Patient Race on Clinical Decisions Related to Prescribing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Assumptions About Sexual Risk Compensation and Implications for Access

    PubMed Central

    Calabrese, Sarah K.; Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Underhill, Kristen; Hansen, Nathan B.; Dovidio, John F.

    2014-01-01

    Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has received increasing recognition as a viable prescription-based intervention for people at risk for HIV acquisition. However, little is known about racial biases affecting healthcare providers’ willingness to prescribe PrEP. This investigation sought to explore medical students’ stereotypes about sexual risk compensation among Black versus White men who have sex with men seeking PrEP, and the impact of such stereotypes on willingness to prescribe PrEP. An online survey presented participants (n = 102) with a clinical vignette of a PrEP-seeking, HIV-negative man with an HIV-positive male partner. Patient race was systematically manipulated. Participants reported predictions about patient sexual risk compensation, willingness to prescribe PrEP, and other clinical judgments. Bootstrapping analyses revealed that the Black patient was rated as more likely than the White patient to engage in increased unprotected sex if prescribed PrEP, which, in turn, was associated with reduced willingness to prescribe PrEP to the patient. PMID:24366572

  16. Reactive Power Compensator.

    DOEpatents

    El-Sharkawi, M.A.; Venkata, S.S.; Chen, M.; Andexler, G.; Huang, T.

    1992-07-28

    A system and method for determining and providing reactive power compensation for an inductive load. A reactive power compensator (50,50') monitors the voltage and current flowing through each of three distribution lines (52a, 52b, 52c), which are supplying three-phase power to one or more inductive loads. Using signals indicative of the current on each of these lines when the voltage waveform on the line crosses zero, the reactive power compensator determines a reactive power compensator capacitance that must be connected to the lines to maintain a desired VAR level, power factor, or line voltage. Alternatively, an operator can manually select a specific capacitance for connection to each line, or the capacitance can be selected based on a time schedule. The reactive power compensator produces control signals, which are coupled through optical fibers (102/106) to a switch driver (110, 110') to select specific compensation capacitors (112) for connections to each line. The switch driver develops triggering signals that are supplied to a plurality of series-connected solid state switches (350), which control charge current in one direction in respect to ground for each compensation capacitor. During each cycle, current flows from ground to charge the capacitors as the voltage on the line begins to go negative from its positive peak value. The triggering signals are applied to gate the solid state switches into a conducting state when the potential on the lines and on the capacitors reaches a negative peak value, thereby minimizing both the potential difference and across the charge current through the switches when they begin to conduct. Any harmonic distortion on the potential and current carried by the lines is filtered out from the current and potential signals used by the reactive power compensator so that it does not affect the determination of the required reactive compensation. 26 figs.

  17. Reactive power compensator

    DOEpatents

    El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A. (Renton, WA); Venkata, Subrahmanyam S. (Woodinville, WA); Chen, Mingliang (Kirkland, WA); Andexler, George (Everett, WA); Huang, Tony (Seattle, WA)

    1992-01-01

    A system and method for determining and providing reactive power compensation for an inductive load. A reactive power compensator (50,50') monitors the voltage and current flowing through each of three distribution lines (52a, 52b, 52c), which are supplying three-phase power to one or more inductive loads. Using signals indicative of the current on each of these lines when the voltage waveform on the line crosses zero, the reactive power compensator determines a reactive power compensator capacitance that must be connected to the lines to maintain a desired VAR level, power factor, or line voltage. Alternatively, an operator can manually select a specific capacitance for connection to each line, or the capacitance can be selected based on a time schedule. The reactive power compensator produces control signals, which are coupled through optical fibers (102/106) to a switch driver (110, 110') to select specific compensation capacitors (112) for connections to each line. The switch driver develops triggering signals that are supplied to a plurality of series-connected solid state switches (350), which control charge current in one direction in respect to ground for each compensation capacitor. During each cycle, current flows from ground to charge the capacitors as the voltage on the line begins to go negative from its positive peak value. The triggering signals are applied to gate the solid state switches into a conducting state when the potential on the lines and on the capacitors reaches a negative peak value, thereby minimizing both the potential difference and across the charge current through the switches when they begin to conduct. Any harmonic distortion on the potential and current carried by the lines is filtered out from the current and potential signals used by the reactive power compensator so that it does not affect the determination of the required reactive compensation.

  18. Serum zinc value in patients with hepatitis virus-related chronic liver disease: association with the histological degree of liver fibrosis and with the severity of varices in compensated cirrhosis

    PubMed Central

    Iwata, Kazunari; Enomoto, Hirayuki; Nishiguchi, Shuhei; Aizawa, Nobuhiro; Sakai, Yoshiyuki; Iwata, Yoshinori; Tanaka, Hironori; Ikeda, Naoto; Takashima, Tomoyuki; Saito, Masaki; Imanishi, Hiroyasu; Iijima, Hiroko; Tsuda, Yasuhiro; Higuchi, Kazuhide

    2014-01-01

    The relationships between the serum mineral concentrations and the endoscopic findings of esophageal varices have been poorly investigated. In this study, we investigated hepatitis virus-positive patients who had undergone a liver biopsy (n = 576) and 75 patients with compensated cirrhosis in order to evaluate the association of the zinc value with the severity of liver fibrosis and esophageal varices. The mean zinc values decreased with the progression of fibrosis (METAVIR score; F0–1: 71.3 ± 11.3, F2: 68.9 ± 11.7, F3: 66.3 ± 11.8, F4: 63.9 ± 15.0). In the hepatitis virus-related compensated cirrhosis, the mean zinc value decreased with the severity of varices (patients without varices: 66.3 ± 12.6, patients with low-risk varices: 62.5 ± 13.7, patients with high-risk varices: 55.6 ± 13.0). The zinc value was significantly lower in patients with varices than in those without varices (59.3 ± 13.6 vs 66.3 ± 12.6, p<0.05). The zinc value was also significantly lower in the patients with a high risk of bleeding than in those with a low risk (55.6 ± 13.0 vs 64.6 ± 13.1, p<0.01). These findings suggest that the zinc value is not only an indicator of an abnormal metal metabolism, but is also a simple parameter associated with hepatitis virus-related various conditions, including the degree of liver fibrosis and the severity of esophageal varices in compensated cirrhosis. PMID:25320463

  19. Compensated pulsed alternator

    DOEpatents

    Weldon, William F. (Austin, TX); Driga, Mircea D. (Austin, TX); Woodson, Herbert H. (Austin, TX)

    1980-01-01

    This invention relates to an electromechanical energy converter with inertial energy storage. The device, a single phase, two or multi-pole alternator with stationary field coils, and a rotating armature is provided. The rotor itself may be of laminated steel for slower pulses or for faster pulses should be nonmagnetic and electrically nonconductive in order to allow rapid penetration of the field as the armature coil rotates. The armature coil comprises a plurality of power generating conductors mounted on the rotor. The alternator may also include a stationary or counterrotating compensating coil to increase the output voltage thereof and to reduce the internal impedance of the alternator at the moment of peak outout. As the machine voltage rises sinusoidally, an external trigger switch is adapted to be closed at the appropriate time to create the desired output current from said alternator to an external load circuit, and as the output current passes through zero a self-commutating effect is provided to allow the switch to disconnect the generator from the external circuit.

  20. Exaggerated Claims for Interactive Stories

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thue, David; Bulitko, Vadim; Spetch, Marcia; Webb, Michael

    As advertising becomes more crucial to video games' success, developers risk promoting their products beyond the features that they can actually include. For features of interactive storytelling, the effects of making such exaggerations are not well known, as reports from industry have been anecdotal at best. In this paper, we explore the effects of making exaggerated claims for interactive stories, in the context of the theory of advertising. Results from a human user study show that female players find linear and branching stories to be significantly less enjoyable when they are advertised with exaggerated claims.

  1. ACTS Rain Fade Compensation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Coney, Thom A.

    1996-01-01

    Performance status of the Adaptive Rain Fade Compensation includes: (1) The rain fade protocol is functional detecting fades, providing an additional 10 dB of margin and seamless transitions to and from coded operation; (2) The stabilization of the link margins and the optimization of rain fade decision thresholds has resulted in improved BER performance; (3) Characterization of the fade compensation algorithm is ongoing.

  2. Compensator improvement for multivariable control systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mitchell, J. R.; Mcdaniel, W. L., Jr.; Gresham, L. L.

    1977-01-01

    A theory and the associated numerical technique are developed for an iterative design improvement of the compensation for linear, time-invariant control systems with multiple inputs and multiple outputs. A strict constraint algorithm is used in obtaining a solution of the specified constraints of the control design. The result of the research effort is the multiple input, multiple output Compensator Improvement Program (CIP). The objective of the Compensator Improvement Program is to modify in an iterative manner the free parameters of the dynamic compensation matrix so that the system satisfies frequency domain specifications. In this exposition, the underlying principles of the multivariable CIP algorithm are presented and the practical utility of the program is illustrated with space vehicle related examples.

  3. RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, COMMISSIONREPORT

    E-print Network

    Renewable Energy Office Valerie Hall Deputy Director Efficiency, Renewables & Demand Analysis Division #12 to their consumers the actual energy generated for consumption in California. The activities carried out to meetCALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION RECONCILIATION OF RETAILER CLAIMS, 2004 COMMISSIONREPORT October, 2005

  4. Creditor races and contingent claims

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bart Lambrecht; William Perraudin

    1996-01-01

    Recent research has begun the task of integrating contingent claims analysis with modern corporate finance by incorporating strategic behaviour in dynamic models of corporate security valuation. This paper reports on and illustrates these developments by presenting a simple pricing model in which two debt-holders with incomplete information about each other's type decide when to foreclose on a financially-distressed firm.

  5. Cost of compensating asbestos victims under the Occupational Disease Compensation Act of 1983

    SciTech Connect

    Siskind, F.B.

    1987-03-01

    The potentially huge financial liability due to asbestos product suits and the resulting filings for reorganization in bankruptcy by Manville, UNR Industries, Inc., and Amatex, has become a major public policy concern. In response to the problem several bills have been introduced in the Congress to provide compensation for asbestos (and other occupational disease) victims. This paper estimates the cost of compensating asbestos victims under the provisions of the Occupational Disease Compensation Act of 1983, introduced by Congressman George Miller. Utilizing fatality projections from studies by Enterline, Selikoff, and Walker, and assumptions regarding likely claims filing and success rates, duration and degree of disability, medical expenses, first year costs for this legislation are estimated to range from a low of $131 million to a high of $1.9 billion. Present value cost estimates at a 2% real discount rate range from $3 billion to $56 billion. The paper also estimates the impact of possible modifications to the compensation provisions of the legislation. Reducing medical payments by the amount received from medicare would lower costs by 3-4%. Providing survivors with a 3-year lump sum benefit rather than a 5-year lump sum payment would save 20-25% as would offsetting the 5-year lump sum by expected social security old age and disability benefits. Combining all of these changes would reduce costs by almost 50%.

  6. 32 CFR 536.77 - Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act. 536...and nurture suffered by a child under the age of 18 for the death of a parent...are personal injury claims falling under § 536.77(b)(3)....

  7. 32 CFR 536.77 - Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... true Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act. 536...and nurture suffered by a child under the age of 18 for the death of a parent...are personal injury claims falling under § 536.77(b)(3)....

  8. 32 CFR 536.77 - Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act. 536...and nurture suffered by a child under the age of 18 for the death of a parent...are personal injury claims falling under § 536.77(b)(3)....

  9. 32 CFR 536.77 - Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... true Applicable law for claims under the Military Claims Act. 536...and nurture suffered by a child under the age of 18 for the death of a parent...are personal injury claims falling under § 536.77(b)(3)....

  10. [From medical complication to compensation for the prejudice].

    PubMed

    Trouiller, P; Lopard, E; Mantz, J; Farman, T

    2012-01-01

    Claims in anesthesia and intensive care remains high, despite the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with this activity. The absence of a national register makes it difficult to quantify. The Medical Committee of MACSF-Sou Medical Group, professional liability insurer of more than half of French physicians, provided us support. The amount of compensation paid is growing and the scope of compensated damage is expanded by the Dintilhac mission. The Act of March 4, 2002 has fully confirmed the principle of medical liability for misconduct. Generally, compensation for bodily injury is based on the demonstration of a causal link between a wrongful event and injury. The proof of fault lies with the applicant. Information accountable to patients and nosocomial infection are a particular setting. The Act of March 4, 2002 has also defined the concept of therapeutic risk. With the establishment of the Regional Commissions of Conciliation and Compensation (RCCI) and the National Office for Compensation of Medical Accident (Oniam), it is now possible for a patient to be compensated for an injury resulting from an accident Medical non-offending, while acknowledging the lack of accountability of the practitioner. The expertise conducted by an RCCI is adversarial. For the practitioner called to the cause, it is important to prepare for both substance and form, with the assistance of the medical board's insurance company. PMID:22763310

  11. 32 CFR 750.64 - Claim procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...claim will be denied pursuant to the rules applicable to the statute under which it was submitted. (e) Damages caused by latent defects of ordinary, commercial type, Government equipment that were not payable under the MCA, Foreign Claims Act, or...

  12. 32 CFR 842.49 - Claims payable.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND...such injuries of damages arose out...States armed forces military or...Claims for loss or damage to: (1...orders of armed forces personnel...for property damage of US...

  13. 32 CFR 842.5 - Claims forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION ADMINISTRATIVE... Any signed written demand on the Air Force for a sum certain is sufficient...AF Form 180, Claim for Loss of or Damage to Personal Property...

  14. 20 CFR 356.3 - False claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES FOR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS OR STATEMENTS CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT § 356.3 False claims. In the case of penalties assessed under 31 U.S.C. 3729 based on actions...

  15. 20 CFR 356.3 - False claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES FOR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS OR STATEMENTS CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT § 356.3 False claims. In the case of penalties assessed under 31 U.S.C. 3729 based on actions...

  16. 20 CFR 356.3 - False claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES FOR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS OR STATEMENTS CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT § 356.3 False claims. In the case of penalties assessed under 31 U.S.C. 3729 based on actions...

  17. 20 CFR 356.3 - False claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES FOR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS OR STATEMENTS CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT § 356.3 False claims. In the case of penalties assessed under 31 U.S.C. 3729 based on actions...

  18. 20 CFR 356.3 - False claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Benefits RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES FOR FRAUDULENT CLAIMS OR STATEMENTS CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY INFLATION ADJUSTMENT § 356.3 False claims. In the case of penalties assessed under 31 U.S.C. 3729 based on actions...

  19. 40 CFR 211.205 - Special claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Hearing Protective Devices § 211.205 Special claims. (a) Any manufacturer wishing to make claims regarding the acoustic effectiveness of a device, other than the Noise Reduction Rating, must be prepared to demonstrate the validity of such...

  20. 40 CFR 211.205 - Special claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Hearing Protective Devices § 211.205 Special claims. (a) Any manufacturer wishing to make claims regarding the acoustic effectiveness of a device, other than the Noise Reduction Rating, must be prepared to demonstrate the validity of such...

  1. 16 CFR 460.19 - Savings claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...RULES LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF HOME INSULATION § 460.19 Savings claims. ...or other promotional materials that insulation can cut fuel bills or fuel use, you...claim. For example, if you say that insulation can “slash” or “lower” fuel...

  2. 16 CFR 460.19 - Savings claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...RULES LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF HOME INSULATION § 460.19 Savings claims. ...or other promotional materials that insulation can cut fuel bills or fuel use, you...claim. For example, if you say that insulation can “slash” or “lower” fuel...

  3. 16 CFR 460.19 - Savings claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...RULES LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF HOME INSULATION § 460.19 Savings claims. ...or other promotional materials that insulation can cut fuel bills or fuel use, you...claim. For example, if you say that insulation can “slash” or “lower” fuel...

  4. 16 CFR 460.19 - Savings claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...RULES LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF HOME INSULATION § 460.19 Savings claims. ...or other promotional materials that insulation can cut fuel bills or fuel use, you...claim. For example, if you say that insulation can “slash” or “lower” fuel...

  5. 16 CFR 460.19 - Savings claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...RULES LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF HOME INSULATION § 460.19 Savings claims. ...or other promotional materials that insulation can cut fuel bills or fuel use, you...claim. For example, if you say that insulation can “slash” or “lower” fuel...

  6. 40 CFR 211.205 - Special claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Hearing Protective Devices § 211.205 Special claims. (a) Any manufacturer wishing to make claims regarding the acoustic effectiveness of a device, other than the Noise Reduction Rating, must be prepared to demonstrate the validity of such...

  7. 28 CFR 345.66 - Claims limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Claims limitation. 345.66 Section 345.66 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Pay and Benefits § 345.66 Claims...

  8. 28 CFR 345.66 - Claims limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Claims limitation. 345.66 Section 345.66 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Pay and Benefits § 345.66 Claims...

  9. 28 CFR 345.66 - Claims limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Claims limitation. 345.66 Section 345.66 Judicial Administration FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, INC., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES (FPI) INMATE WORK PROGRAMS Inmate Pay and Benefits § 345.66 Claims...

  10. Partial hedging for defaultable claims

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yumiharu Nakano

    \\u000a The subject of this paper is the problems of finding optimal hedging portfolios for defaultable claims in incomplete markets\\u000a modeled by Itô processes, in the case where the portfolio processes are adapted to the full filtration. Two kinds of optimizations\\u000a are considered: the maximization of the probability of super-hedge and the minimization of the expected discounted loss of\\u000a hedging. We

  11. Interactions between injured workers and insurers in workers' compensation systems: a systematic review of qualitative research literature.

    PubMed

    Kilgour, Elizabeth; Kosny, Agnieszka; McKenzie, Donna; Collie, Alex

    2015-03-01

    Introduction Work-related injury is a major public health problem and a worker's recovery can be shaped by their interactions with employers, healthcare providers and the workers' compensation system. Most research on the effects of compensation has concentrated on examining outcomes rather than considering the compensation process itself. There has been little attention paid to the interactions between stakeholders and only recently has the client's view been considered as worthy of investigation. This systematic review aimed to identify and synthesize findings from peer reviewed qualitative studies that investigated injured workers interactions with insurers in workers' compensation systems. Method A search of six electronic library databases revealed 1,006 articles. After screening for relevance, 18 articles were read in full and a search of those bibliographies revealed a further nine relevant articles. Quality assessment of the 27 studies resulted in a final 13 articles of medium and high quality being retained for data extraction. Results Included studies focused mainly on experiences of injured workers, many of whom had long term claims. Findings were synthesized using a meta-ethnographic approach. Six themes were identified which characterised the interactions between insurers and injured workers. The majority of interactions were negative and resulted in considerable psychosocial consequences for injured workers. Positive interactions were less frequently reported and included respectful, understanding and supportive communication and efficient service from insurers. Conclusion Findings from this synthesis support the growing consensus that involvement in compensation systems contributes to poorer outcomes for claimants. Interactions between insurers and injured workers were interwoven in cyclical and pathogenic relationships, which influence the development of secondary injury in the form of psychosocial consequences instead of fostering recovery of injured workers. This review suggests that further research is required to investigate positive interactions and identify mechanisms to better support and prevent secondary psychosocial harm to injured workers. PMID:24832892

  12. Text Description of SEER & Medicare Claims Chart

    Cancer.gov

    Agreement Between the SEER & Medicare Claims Regarding the Month of Diagnosis Chart with 7 items. Item 1, First claim date more than 6 months earlier than SEER, 3.7% Item 2, First claim date between 2 and 6 months earlier than SEER, 3.6% Item 3, First

  13. 37 CFR 1.436 - The claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Application § 1.436 The claims. The requirements as to the content and format of claims are set forth in PCT Art. 6 and PCT Rules 6, 9, 10 and 11 and shall be adhered to. The number of the claims shall be reasonable, considering the...

  14. 37 CFR 1.436 - The claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Application § 1.436 The claims. The requirements as to the content and format of claims are set forth in PCT Art. 6 and PCT Rules 6, 9, 10 and 11 and shall be adhered to. The number of the claims shall be reasonable, considering the...

  15. 37 CFR 1.436 - The claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Application § 1.436 The claims. The requirements as to the content and format of claims are set forth in PCT Art. 6 and PCT Rules 6, 9, 10 and 11 and shall be adhered to. The number of the claims shall be reasonable, considering the...

  16. 37 CFR 1.436 - The claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Application § 1.436 The claims. The requirements as to the content and format of claims are set forth in PCT Art. 6 and PCT Rules 6, 9, 10 and 11 and shall be adhered to. The number of the claims shall be reasonable, considering the...

  17. 37 CFR 1.436 - The claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Application § 1.436 The claims. The requirements as to the content and format of claims are set forth in PCT Art. 6 and PCT Rules 6, 9, 10 and 11 and shall be adhered to. The number of the claims shall be reasonable, considering the...

  18. Combined frontal and parietal P300 amplitudes indicate compensated cognitive processing across the lifespan

    PubMed Central

    van Dinteren, Rik; Arns, Martijn; Jongsma, Marijtje L. A.; Kessels, Roy P. C.

    2014-01-01

    In the present study the frontal and parietal P300, elicited in an auditory oddball paradigm were investigated in a large sample of healthy participants (N = 1572), aged 6–87. According to the concepts of the compensation-related utilization of neural circuits hypothesis (CRUNCH) it was hypothesized that the developmental trajectories of the frontal P300 would reach a maximum in amplitude at an older age than the amplitude of the parietal P300 amplitude. In addition, the amplitude of the frontal P300 was expected to increase with aging in adulthood in contrast to a decline in amplitude of the parietal P300 amplitude. Using curve-fitting methods, a comparison was made between the developmental trajectories of the amplitudes of the frontal and parietal P300. It was found that the developmental trajectories of frontal and parietal P300 amplitudes differed significantly across the lifespan. During adulthood, the amplitude of the parietal P300 declines with age, whereas both the frontal P300 amplitude and behavioral performance remain unaffected. A lifespan trajectory of combined frontal and parietal P300 amplitudes was found to closely resemble the lifespan trajectory of behavioral performance. Our results can be understood within the concepts of CRUNCH. That is, to compensate for declining neural resources, older participants recruit additional neural resources of prefrontal origin and consequently preserve a stable behavioral performance. Though, a direct relation between amplitude of the frontal P300 and compensatory mechanisms cannot yet be claimed. PMID:25386141

  19. Phase compensation on EPS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xia Fugen; Ji Xuewu

    2010-01-01

    For the purpose of improving the performance of Electric Power Steering System (EPS), phase compensation must be added on the control strategies. Two methods, including speed feedback and differentiation, are discussed in this paper. As to the latter, the emphasis is made on the differences of ideal differentiation and actual one. Simulation results show that the above mentioned methods could

  20. Reactive Power Compensating System.

    DOEpatents

    Williams, Timothy J.; El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A.; Venkata, Subrahmanyam S.

    1985-01-04

    The circuit was designed for the specific application of wind-driven induction generators. It has great potential for application in any situation where a varying reactive power load is present, such as with induction motors or generators, or for transmission network compensation.

  1. On adaptive friction compensation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bernard Friedland; Young-Jin Park

    1992-01-01

    A method of compensating for friction in control systems is presented. The method entails the use of an observer to estimate the friction which is modeled as a constant times the sign of the velocity. The purpose of the observer is to estimate this constant. The observer model is selected to ensure that the error in estimation of the friction

  2. Ten years' experience using an integrated workers' compensation management system to control workers' compensation costs.

    PubMed

    Bernacki, Edward J; Tsai, Shan P

    2003-05-01

    This work presents 10 years of experience using an Integrated Workers' Compensation Claims Management System that allows safety professionals, adjusters, and selected medical and nursing providers to collaborate in a process of preventing accidents and expeditiously assessing, treating, and returning individuals to productive work. The hallmarks of the program involve patient advocacy and customer service, steerage of injured employees to a small network of physicians, close follow-up, and the continuous dialogue between parties regarding claims management. The integrated claims management system was instituted in fiscal year 1992 servicing a population of approximately 21,000 individuals. The system was periodically refined and by the 2002 fiscal year, 39,000 individuals were managed under this paradigm. The frequency of lost-time and medical claims rate decreased 73% (from 22 per 1000 employees to 6) and 61% (from 155 per 1000 employees to 61), respectively, between fiscal year 1992 and fiscal year 2002. The number of temporary/total days paid per 100 insureds decreased from 163 in fiscal year 1992 to 37 in fiscal year 2002, or 77%. Total workers' compensation expenses including all medical, indemnity and administrative, decreased from $0.81 per $100 of payroll in fiscal year 1992 to $0.37 per $100 of payroll in fiscal year 2002, a 54% decrease. More specifically, medical costs per $100 of payroll decreased 44% (from $0.27 to $0.15), temporary/total, 61% (from $0.18 to $0.07), permanent/partial, 63% (from $0.19 to $0.07) and administrative costs, 48% ($0.16 to $0.09). These data suggests that workers' compensation costs can be reduced over a multi-year period by using a small network of clinically skilled health care providers who address an individual workers' psychological, as well as physical needs and where communication between all parties (e.g., medical care providers, supervisors, and injured employees) is constantly maintained. Furthermore, these results can be obtained in an environment in which the employer pays the full cost of medical care and the claimant has free choice of medical provider at all times. PMID:12762075

  3. HR-Compensation Compensation Actions Checklist ePAF # Position #

    E-print Network

    Wu, Shin-Tson

    HR-Compensation Compensation Actions Checklist ePAF # Position # Below are the required documents by Compensation Action EstablishingaPosition FTEChange Liability/Home DepartmentChange OutofCycleMerit Increase occupied) Employment Application* (if occupied) Position Change ePAF (if vacant) Position

  4. Characteristics of medical professional liability claims in patients with cardiovascular diseases.

    PubMed

    Oetgen, William J; Parikh, P Divya; Cacchione, Joseph G; Casale, Paul N; Dove, James T; Harold, John G; Hindle, Brenda L; Maglaras, Michael; Rodgers, George P; Wright, Janet S

    2010-03-01

    This report presents data describing a large cohort of closed cardiovascular medical professional liability (MPL) claims. The Physician Insurers Association of America established a registry of closed MPL claims in 1985. This registry contains data describing 230,624 closed claims for 28 medical specialties through 2007. The registry is maintained to support educational programs designed to improve the quality of care and to reduce patient injury and MPL claims. In this report, descriptive techniques are used to present summary information for the medical cardiovascular claims in the registry. Of 230,624 closed claims, 4,248 (1.8%) involved cardiovascular medical physicians. Of the 4,248 closed cardiovascular medical claims, 770 (18%) resulted in indemnity payments, and the average indemnity payment was $248,291. In the entire database, 30% of closed claims were paid, and the average indemnity payment was $204,268. The most common allegation among cardiovascular closed claims was diagnostic error, and the most prevalent diagnosis was coronary atherosclerosis. Claims involving cardiac catheterization and coronary angioplasty represented 12% and 7% of the cardiovascular closed claims. Aortic aneurysms and dissections, although relatively infrequent as clinical events, represent a substantial MPL risk because of the high percentage of paid claims (30%) and the very high average indemnity payment of $417,298. In conclusion, MPL issues are common and are important to all practicing cardiologists. Detailed knowledge of risks associated with liability claims should assist practicing cardiologists in improving the quality of care, reducing patient injury, and reducing the incidence of claims. PMID:20185027

  5. Claim Form --Flu Shot Only One patient and one provider per claim form, please.

    E-print Network

    Claim Form -- Flu Shot Only One patient and one provider per claim form, please. See reverse side is signed and dated. An incomplete form may delay the processing of your claim. Services other than flu vaccine must be submitted on a separate claim form. Phone number ( ) _____________________ 10. Name of flu

  6. Executive Compensation, Incentives, and Risk

    E-print Network

    Jenter, Dirk

    2004-05-28

    This paper analyzes the link between equity-based compensation and created incentives by (1) deriving a measure of incentives suitable for both linear and non-linear compensation contracts, (2) analyzing the effect of risk ...

  7. Executive Compensation, Incentives, and Risk

    E-print Network

    Jenter, Dirk

    2004-12-10

    This paper analyzes the link between equity-based compensation and created incentives by (1) deriving a measure of incentives suitable for both linear and non-linear compensation contracts, (2) analyzing ...

  8. Improvement of vector compensation method for vehicle magnetic distortion field

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pang, Hongfeng; Zhang, Qi; Li, Ji; Luo, Shitu; Chen, Dixiang; Pan, Mengchun; Luo, Feilu

    2014-03-01

    Magnetic distortions such as eddy-current field and low frequency magnetic field have not been considered in vector compensation methods. A new compensation method is proposed to suppress these magnetic distortions and improve compensation performance, in which the magnetic distortions related to measurement vectors and time are considered. The experimental system mainly consists of a three-axis fluxgate magnetometer (DM-050), an underwater vehicle and a proton magnetometer, in which the scalar value of magnetic field is obtained with the proton magnetometer and considered to be the true value. Comparing with traditional compensation methods, experimental results show that the magnetic distortions can be further reduced by two times. After compensation, error intensity and RMS error are reduced from 11684.013 nT and 7794.604 nT to 16.219 nT and 5.907 nT respectively. It suggests an effective way to improve the compensation performance of magnetic distortions.

  9. 75 FR 29531 - Frequency Regulation Compensation in the Organized Wholesale Power Markets; Supplemental Notice...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-26

    ...Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD10-11-000] Frequency Regulation Compensation in the Organized Wholesale Power Markets...conference will provide a forum to consider issues related to frequency regulation compensation in organized electric markets....

  10. 22 CFR 221.21 - Event of Default; Application for Compensation; payment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Application for Compensation; payment. 221.21 Section 221.21 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Procedure for Obtaining Compensation § 221.21 Event of Default;...

  11. 22 CFR 221.21 - Event of Default; Application for Compensation; payment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Application for Compensation; payment. 221.21 Section 221.21 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Procedure for Obtaining Compensation § 221.21 Event of Default;...

  12. 22 CFR 221.21 - Event of Default; Application for Compensation; payment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Application for Compensation; payment. 221.21 Section 221.21 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Procedure for Obtaining Compensation § 221.21 Event of Default;...

  13. 22 CFR 221.21 - Event of Default; Application for Compensation; payment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Application for Compensation; payment. 221.21 Section 221.21 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Procedure for Obtaining Compensation § 221.21 Event of Default;...

  14. 22 CFR 221.21 - Event of Default; Application for Compensation; payment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Application for Compensation; payment. 221.21 Section 221.21 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ISRAEL LOAN GUARANTEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Procedure for Obtaining Compensation § 221.21 Event of Default;...

  15. 75 FR 17037 - Federal Home Loan Bank Directors' Eligibility, Elections, Compensation and Expenses

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-05

    ...2590-AA03, 2590-AA31 and 2590-AA34 Federal Home Loan Bank Directors' Eligibility, Elections, Compensation and...separate proposed rules, which relate to Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) director elections and director compensation,...

  16. 26 CFR 1.61-2 - Compensation for services, including fees, commissions, and similar items.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...regulations thereunder; (ii) Compensation for injuries or sickness, see section 104 and the regulations thereunder; (iii...be the fair market value of the compensation received in the absence of evidence to the contrary. For special rules relating...

  17. The costs of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in automotive manufacturing.

    PubMed

    Punnett, L

    1999-01-01

    Inadequate application of ergonomic principles to the design of workplaces and individual jobs has adverse consequences for worker health and safety, especially in terms of strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal disorders. In addition to the human pain and suffering, other losses are externalized to workers, with adverse financial and psychosocial impacts. There are also costs to employers through workers' compensation claims, scrap, and decreased production quality, medical insurance premiums, labor turnover, and adverse impacts on labor relations, although many of these are not linked by traditional accounting methods to ergonomic problems per se. Data collected in five plants of two major U.S. automotive manufacturing companies in the last decade have been used to estimate some of the costs associated with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), only some of which resulted in workers compensation claims. In one plant in 1984-85, the payroll cost of all back and shoulder disorders was at least $320 per year per worker, not including workers' compensation premiums or claims paid. A large proportion of these costs were accrued by "unreported" cases, that is, cases that either had never been reported to the plant clinic or had been reported in the past and were considered administratively to have recovered. In the other four plants, annual costs associated with in-plant medical visits for MSDs in 1989-93 were almost as high as those resulting from compensation claims. At least one-half of these disorders were estimated to be attributable to physical ergonomic exposures in the workplace and thus preventable. These data are consistent with estimates by others that the real costs to employers are at least two to three times the amount paid in workers' compensation cases, and that at least 50 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders among the working population could be prevented by appropriate ergonomic job design. Furthermore, recent experience with ergonomics programs in various manufacturing and service settings shows that they are cost-effective in reducing morbidity, work absenteeism, and workers' compensation claims; payback periods for workplace modifications can be as short as a few months. Further investigations should explore the reasons that monetary costs and other impacts on profitability do not always motivate employers to improve working conditions. PMID:17208891

  18. Deferred Compensation Becomes More Common

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    June, Audrey Williams

    2006-01-01

    A key part of the compensation package for some college and university presidents is money that they do not receive in their paychecks. Formally known as deferred compensation, such payments can take many forms, including supplemental retirement pay, severance pay, or even bonuses. With large institutions leading the way, deferred compensation has…

  19. Welding related occupational eye injuries: a narrative analysis

    PubMed Central

    Lombardi, D; Pannala, R; Sorock, G; Wellman, H; Courtney, T; Verma, S; Smith, G

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To determine the activities and circumstances proximal to a welding related occupational eye injury, a hybrid narrative coding approach derived from two well developed classification systems was developed to categorize and describe the activity, initiating process, mechanism of injury, object and/or substance, and the use of protective eyewear from the narrative text data reported for each injury. Methods: Routinely collected workers' compensation claims over a one year period (2000) were analyzed from a large US insurance provider. An index term search algorithm of occupation, incident, and injury description fields identified 2209 potential welding related eye injury claims. After detailed review of these claims, 1353 welders and 822 non-welders were analyzed. Results: During 2000, eye(s) as the primary injured body part accounted for 5% (n = 26 413) of all compensation claims. Eye injuries accounted for 25% of all claims for welders. Subjects were mainly male (97.1%) and from manufacturing (70.4%), service (11.8%), or construction (8.4%) related industries. Most injuries were foreign body (71.7%) or burn (22.2%) and 17.6% were bilateral. Common activities include welding (31.9%) and/or grinding (22.5%). Being struck by an airborne object occurred in 56.3% of cases. Non-welders showed similar patterns except that burns (43.8%) were more frequent and more often initiated by another worker (13.9%). Conclusions: Narrative injury text provides valuable data to supplement traditional epidemiologic analyses. Workers performing welding tasks or working nearby welders should be trained to recognize potential hazards and the effective use of proper safety equipment to prevent ocular injury. PMID:15933411

  20. Final Report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Committee

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Department of Energy

    This is the final report of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Committee published in July 1996. This report makes recommendations about policy issues relating to compensation for uranium workers with lung cancer and nonmalignant respiratory diseases. This report also includes an appendix that addresses the establishment of data-based criteria for radon-associated lung cancer.

  1. A novel design of a dispersion compensating fiber

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Thyagarajan; R. K. Varshney; P. Palai; A. K. Ghatak; I. C. Goyal

    1996-01-01

    We propose a novel dispersion compensating fiber design consisting of two highly asymmetric concentric cores. We show that the fundamental mode of the proposed fiber can have very large negative dispersion values [?-5100 ps\\/(nm.km)] with larger mode field diameter (?8-9 ?m) relative to the existing dispersion compensating fibers.

  2. Ground layer sensing and compensation Andrei Tokovinin

    E-print Network

    Tokovinin, Andrei A.

    is the effect of the partially compensated layers on the PSF. This will eventually determine the image, hence the long-exposure PSF is directly related to the structure function of the phase residuals D (x pitch Altitudes Intensities Ji hi FFT Structure function PSFAO parameters OTF Multiply and add G f

  3. HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN CEOS PERMISSIBLY ACCEPT?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeffrey Moriarty

    Debates about the ethics of executive compensation are dominated by familiar themes. Many writers consider whether the amount of pay CEOs receive is too large - relative to firm performance, foreign CEO pay, or employee pay. Many others consider whether the process by which CEOs are paid is compromised by weak or self-serving boards of directors. This paper examines the

  4. Racial Differences in Professional Basketball Players' Compensation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence M. Kahn; Peter D. Sherer

    1988-01-01

    This article investigates racial differences in 1985-86 salaries of individual professio nal basketball players. White and black players earn similar mean com pensation; however, controlling for a variety of productivity and mar ket-related variables and for the endogeneity of player draft positio n, the authors find a significant ceteris paribus black compensation shortfall of about 20 percent. Further, they find

  5. About HR Compensation Employee Retirement and

    E-print Network

    Karsai, Istvan

    Development Job Descriptions Training Prospective Employees Employment Opportunities eJobs for Applicants e Center Web Page ETSU Retirees Association Web Page Employee Development Center Online Training SupportHOME About HR Compensation Employment Employee Retirement and Benefits Employee Relations Employee

  6. Neurocognitive Aging and the Compensation Hypothesis

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    Neurocognitive Aging and the Compensation Hypothesis Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz and Katherine A imaging studies of cognitive aging is evidence for age-related overactivation: greater acti- vation in older adults than in younger adults, even when performance is age-equivalent. Here we examine the hy

  7. Compensation of Certified Health Education Specialists

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    Bonaguro, John; White, John; Duncan, David F.; Nicholson, Thomas; Smith, Becky J.

    2009-01-01

    Health education moved toward professionalization with the establishment, in 1988, of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Today, there are approximately 8,000 active holders of the CHES credential. This article examines the compensation levels of CHES recipients in relation to their current position, employment setting…

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION ADMINISTRATIVE...Agreements Claims Act. (4) The Air Force Admiralty Claims Act and the Admiralty...their service. (d) Claims for damage to or loss of bailed property...

  9. 32 CFR 842.106 - Who may file a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Claims...or their authorized agents may file a claim for property damage. (b) Injured persons or their authorized...

  10. 32 CFR 842.9 - Splitting a claim.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION...A claim includes all damages accruing to a claimant...has a claim for property damage and personal injury...separate claim for property damage and for personal...

  11. 32 CFR 536.124 - Settlement authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Settlement authority for maritime claims. 536.124 Section 536.124...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.124 Settlement authority for maritime claims. (a) The...

  12. 32 CFR 536.117 - Statutory authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Statutory authority for maritime claims. 536.117 Section 536.117...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.117 Statutory authority for maritime claims. The Army Maritime...

  13. 32 CFR 536.124 - Settlement authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Settlement authority for maritime claims. 536.124 Section 536.124...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.124 Settlement authority for maritime claims. (a) The...

  14. 32 CFR 536.124 - Settlement authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Settlement authority for maritime claims. 536.124 Section 536.124...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.124 Settlement authority for maritime claims. (a) The...

  15. 32 CFR 536.124 - Settlement authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Settlement authority for maritime claims. 536.124 Section 536.124...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.124 Settlement authority for maritime claims. (a) The...

  16. 32 CFR 536.117 - Statutory authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Statutory authority for maritime claims. 536.117 Section 536.117...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.117 Statutory authority for maritime claims. The Army Maritime...

  17. 32 CFR 536.124 - Settlement authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Settlement authority for maritime claims. 536.124 Section 536.124...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.124 Settlement authority for maritime claims. (a) The...

  18. 32 CFR 536.117 - Statutory authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2009-07-01 true Statutory authority for maritime claims. 536.117 Section 536.117...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.117 Statutory authority for maritime claims. The Army Maritime...

  19. 32 CFR 536.117 - Statutory authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Statutory authority for maritime claims. 536.117 Section 536.117...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.117 Statutory authority for maritime claims. The Army Maritime...

  20. 32 CFR 536.117 - Statutory authority for maritime claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Statutory authority for maritime claims. 536.117 Section 536.117...ACCOUNTS CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES Maritime Claims § 536.117 Statutory authority for maritime claims. The Army Maritime...