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MD: Medval, LLC Recognized by Inc Magazine in Latest Growth Rankings

COLUMBIA, MD - Inc. magazine has ranked MEDVAL LLC for the first time on its exclusive Inc. 5000 of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. MEDVAL was the first firm in the nation to deliver a fully-integrated Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) solution. From initial MSA evaluation to administration...

Medicare Secondary Payer Charitable Foundation Announces Free Professional Medicare Set-Aside Administration for Qualified Beneficiaries

August 22, 2011 – Columbia, MD. The Medicare Secondary Payer Charitable Foundation (MSPCF), a newly founded not-for-profit organization, announces that it will provide free professional Medicare Set-Aside Administration nationwide for qualified beneficiaries beginning October 1, 2011. The foundation...

Delaware IAB Enforces MSA Commutation Where Surgery Is Proposed After the Fact...and a Cupcake

Today's post is a pretty dry discussion by Sassy Cassy standards. I stumbled across a recent Motion Day ruling that presents a potentially novel issue and has a little something to offer on the topic of enforceability of settlements. That and the whole spectrum of issues presented by commuting medicals...

Delaware IAB Enforces MSA Commutation Where Surgery Is Proposed After the Fact...and a Cupcake

Today's post is a pretty dry discussion by Sassy Cassy standards. I stumbled across a recent Motion Day ruling that presents a potentially novel issue and has a little something to offer on the topic of enforceability of settlements. That and the whole spectrum of issues presented by commuting medicals...

Last Chance to Save! LexisNexis Community Members Discount at 21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference

Just a few weeks left to get the special LexisNexis Community member discount on the National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference ® , November 7 - 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Because of our partnership with the conference, LexisNexis Community members save $320.00 off...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (11/26/2012)

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 Attorney, Coventry Enter Into Civil Agreement Related to Medicare Set-Asides . NAIC CEO Dr. Therese...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (2/25/2013)

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: IAIABC Responds to Inappropriate Opioid Use Critical to Workers Compensation . CMS Clarifies Re-Evaluation...

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...

Thomas A. Robinson on Top Issues in Workers’ Compensation Law for 2013

Things appear to be “pumping” in the world of workers’ compensation. Legislatures are gathering. Proponents of “reform”—whatever that is—are huddled together, planning their strategies. Pointing to the activities in Oklahoma (discussed below), in Florida, and...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/1/2013)

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: 7th Circuit Rejects Liberty Mutual’s Challenge to AIG Class Action Settlement Order . NAIC Ranks...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/8/2013)

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: Judges Rule AIG/Liberty Mutual Settlement Won’t Adversely Affect Pending Appeal. AIG Reduced...

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...

Louisiana: Medicare Set Aside Account “Seed Money” Cannot Be Used to Pay Attorney Fees

A Louisiana appellate court held that under the “clear, unambiguous, and plainly stated” provisions of the parties’ Medicare Set-Aside Agreement, the funds in the account could only be used to pay for medical services related to the injured worker’s work-related injury that normally...

Workers’ Compensation and Its Secondary Payers: Medicare and Medicaid

Last November I had the pleasure of participating in a panel with two more eminently qualified folks—Jennifer C. Jordan of MEDVAL, LLC and Tim Nay at Nay & Friedenberg —about Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance at the 23rd Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability...

Opt Outs to Workers’ Compensation: The Real Disconnect in What Is Being Said and What Is Being Implemented

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference generally serves as a pretty good barometer of what the industry focus will be in the upcoming year and it is evident that 2016 will be all about opt-out. Given that it was...