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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/20/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: California Ruling May Boost NFL’s Shot at Concussion Coverage . AIA Comments on Medicare Secondary...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (9/23/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: House E&C Committee Gives SMART Act Unanimous Support . Judge Approves $4M Settlement Between AIG...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/8/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: US Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in MSP Case Hadden v. U.S . 9th Circ. Rules Widow Gets Another Day...

Medicare Secondary Payer: Conditional Payment Reimbursement Policies for Certain Liability Settlements

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC In an effort to resolve Congressional concerns about the cost of MSP recovery efforts compared to the recoveries themselves, CMS started creating policies in the fall of 2011 to reduce the agency’s involvement in low dollar liability settlements...

California WCMSA: Separate Settlements for Each Claim - The Benson Case

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Appellate review of California Labor Code Sections 4663 and 4664 on apportionment has mandated that physicians provide in their conclusions with reasonable medical probability approximately what percentage of permanent disability or impairment is directly caused by each industrial...

California WCMSA: Separate Settlements for Each Claim - The Benson Case

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. Appellate review of California Labor Code Sections 4663 and 4664 on apportionment has mandated that physicians provide in their conclusions with reasonable medical probability approximately what percentage of permanent disability or impairment is directly caused by each industrial...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/17/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Study Finds Opt Out/Privatization a Significant Trend in Workers’ Compensation . Towers Watson...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/21/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: SMART Act Passed by House to Streamline Medicare Secondary Payment Program . NCCI Posts Study on Role...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/28/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: U.S. Senate Passes SMART Act to Streamline Medicare Secondary Payer Procedures . Moody’s Report...

President Obama Signs SMART Act

On January 10, 2013, the White House announced that President Obama signed the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (SMART Act) into law. Insurance organizations, including the American Insurance Association, hailed the SMART Act as facilitating property-casualty insurers’ compliance...

Medicare Secondary Payer: The Shape of Things to Come

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for MSP change. The question is whether that change will be good or bad. Last summer we were hopeful the new WCRC contractor would bring about positive change on the WCMSA front, but after several months...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/20/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Rep. Reichert Files H.R. 1982 Medicare Secondary Payer Workers Comp Bill . AIA Supports H.R. 1982 Medicare...

Texas Workers’ Comp vs. Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Will the Supreme Court Decide Which Will Prevail?

On August 8, 2013, Guadalupe Caldera petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take cert in his case against The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania. Last spring, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a District Court opinion finding that the insurer had no obligation to reimburse Medicare...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013: Discounted CLE Opportunity!

Thanks to our partnership with the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® LexisNexis and LRP have arranged a special $325.00 discount for our LexisNexis Legal Newsroom members for this year's event! NWCDC , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013

The National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you in-person guidance on today's hottest legal issues from the same legal minds you follow on our web community. Not to mention, you'll earn valuable CLEs just by...

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Nov. 20-22, 2013

The National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 20 - 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, offers you in-person guidance on today's hottest legal issues from the same legal minds you follow on our web community. Not to mention, you'll earn valuable CLEs just by...

My Big Fat Annual Conference: MSP Litigation Strategies to Manage Some Very Risky Business

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., the Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. MY BIG FAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE Although not many could see their far-reaching impact when...

My Big Fat Annual Conference: Medicare Advantage Marches On

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., the Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Building on offerings from prior years, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability...

My Big Fat Annual Conference: The Feds Bring Out Their Big Guns

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., the Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Building on offerings from prior years, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability...

Medicare Secondary Payer Law: 2013 in Review

I have come to realize that there are no easy solutions for the MSP problems we face in claims because the MSP is not the problem. Our MSP issues are collateral damage of more systemic societal problems we face as a nation. We clearly do not know how to treat chronic pain properly and instead have essentially...

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS approval; relation between submitted and CMS-approved...

2014 Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues

The new edition of Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis) is a veritable cornucopia of expert analysis, provocative commentary, and a 50 state survey of workers’ compensation legislation in 2014 As with last year’s inaugural edition, the 2014 Larson Series Workers’...

Fifteen Years Since the Patel Memo and Medical Secondary Payer Issues Continue to Mystify

Every year we take the time to update The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance and it always forces me to reflect on how much Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance has changed over the years, yet so much stays the same. Yes, we find new issues from time to time, but fundamentally...

8 Myths and Facts About Workers’ Compensation (August 2016)

The LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers’ Compensation Law has interviewed leading experts from different segments of the workers’ compensation industry to tell us some common myths and facts about workers’ compensation. Note that the myths listed below are set forth in random order and...