In Unit VI of this course, you will be tasked with writing about the dispute process when workers believe that they are treated unjustly. For this assignment, research and solid references need to be found within the CSU Online Library. For this assignment, you will be creating an annotated bibliography of resources on the dispute process.
The resources you identify in this bibliography will be used in writing your assignment in Unit VI. By locating the necessary resources in this bibliography, you will be prepared to write your paper in Unit VI.
Generally, a workers’ compensation dispute is a disagreement between the system participants (e.g., the injured worker, the employer, the employer’s insurance company) that must be settled by the state-specific workers’ compensation board. Most (but not all) disputes generally involve three main areas:
- an indemnity dispute involving compensability or liability,
- a medical fee dispute for healthcare already provided where the payment has been reduced or denied, or
- a medical necessity dispute, disputing if a medical procedure is actually medically necessary.
Using these common disputes as well as others, create an annotated bibliography, and show how those resources will support your paper by briefly describing the content of each article or referenced source.
When writing your bibliography, think about the different types of coverage available to employees and the fundamentals of claim management. Be sure to include information about these in your bibliography.
There is no minimum page count for this assignment, but you must include six-to-ten sources in your bibliography and your entry for each reference should be at least 250 words. Each source should be from the CSU Online Library, and the assignment should be formatted in APA style. Click here for an example of an annotated bibliography created by the CSU Writing Center. For further assistance with the formatting of this assignment, you can contact the Writing Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.