The Headache of Unpaid Medical Bills: responsibility for proper documentation falls to the claimant and the medical provider, not the insurer

By Chad McDonald, Esq. Insurance adjusters constantly receive medical bills from claimants and their attorneys demanding that payment be made to clear up a balance.  These bills are usually in the form of a statement sent to the claimant by the medical provider. This can be an important issue since Board Rule 203 prescribes […]

Thursday, February 27, 2020|

Attorney-Client Privilege in Crisis Situations

By: Tyler Jones, Esq.

When crisis hits, there is little time to consider the implications of every minor maneuver, communication, and decision that is made in what is likely a more than usually chaotic situation. While the immediate focus after a crisis situation occurs is the immediate physical reaction such as providing medical treatment, notifying emergency […]

Tuesday, July 9, 2019|

What CMS Wants: CMS Criteria When Reviewing An MSA

By: Jarvis B. Läkemäker, Esq.

In December we discussed when you should have an MSA done and when you would need the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval. We provided a Medicare Checklist to assist you in that evaluation. This month, we will focus on the steps CMS’ Workers’ […]

Friday, February 22, 2019|

Medicare Checklist, Updated: When is an MSA necessary? When is CMS approval required?

By: Ken David, Esq.

make something hard a little bit easier. We are still confronted with the
challenge of how to deal with Medicare’s interests in many of our settlements,
particularly six figure ones. Although it is certainly possible to write a book
on all the requirements and details of navigating the MSA system, here you will
find a […]

Thursday, December 20, 2018|

Statutory Employer Concerns: How Contractors Can Protect Themselves From Liability When Using Subcontractors

By: Emily Anderson, Esq.

Any contractor who hires subcontractors wants to know whether the subcontractors have workers’ compensation insurance. We have recently seen issues arise where a subcontractor signs a contract stating they will obtain insurance, and may even provide a certificate of insurance, but it does not fully protect the contractor. If this […]

Friday, June 15, 2018|