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Hundreds of Ohio Employers Benefit from Workplace Safety

Keeping employees safe can certainly pay dividends for many employers.   Recently, more than 570 Ohio employers have received, or are in the process of ...

ASSAULT COMMITTED BY EX-HUSBAND IN EMPLOYER OWNED PARKING LOT FOUND NOT COMPENSABLE - NWCDN New Jersey Member

Jennie Rosario worked for the State of New Jersey as a case worker for the Division of Youth and Family Services.  She left the Division’s ...

Claim File Conferences Give Perspective On Moving Claims Forward

Claim offices frequently employ a technique known as individual file conferences where the adjuster and the supervisor set aside a specific time to discuss one ...

Injured Workers Leads to Fines Against Ohio Business

Three workers suffered amputation injuries within four months at a Columbiana, Ohio envelope printing facility because their employer failed to protect them from moving machine ...

Vexatious Litigants and Disqualifying Judges

WorkCompCentral reported recently that Arizona has introduced a bill to reform or reshape some aspects of its workers' compensation statute.  One of the changes would "would allow ...

Prior Injury Can Become New Injury In Alabama When Permanently Aggravated

 The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released its decision in the case ofIn re: Henry Riley v. Reed Contracting Services, Inc. (Ala. Civ. App. ...

Understanding Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims

Federal workers’ compensation claims are a growing area of business for many third party administration companies.  With this growth comes an opportunity for team members ...

Workplace-NL Notes New Certification Training Registry

A new, online Certification Training Registry is now available for all workers, employers and WorkplaceNL-approved training providers and trainers in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada). Workers’ ...

CMS issues WCMSA Reference Guide Version 2.4

We now have the third version of the WCMSA Reference Guide; however, the Reference Guide remains entirely the same with the exception of one addition.  ...

Cost Mitigation Techniques for Chiropractic Work Comp Claims

Chiropractic care remains a popular medical treatment modality for workers’ compensation claims involving the spine, joints and other injuries.  It is important to members of ...

Save the Date! Texas Division Announces 2016 Workers' Compensation Education Conferences

The Texas Division has announced it will host two education conferences in 2016: one in Austin and one in Dallas. The Austin conference will be September ...

Texas Division Cracking Down on DD Position Statement Letters that "Exceed the Intent" of Rule 127.10(a)(2)

There is talk of a push by the Texas Division to scrutinize DD analysis letters that "exceed the intent of Rule 127.10(a)(2)." Rule 127.10(a)(2) allows treating ...

Texas Air Ambulance Provider Seeks Declaration That Fee Schedule Doesn’t Apply to Them

Air Evac EMS, Inc., a provider of emergency air ambulance services, has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas seeking ...

OSHA Steams Ahead with Final Transportation Ruling

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a final rule establishing procedures and time frames for handling employee retaliation complaints under the National Transit ...

Response to "Viewing Alternatives to WC From Helpful Historical v. Impeding Ideological Perspective"

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted in response to a pro-Opt Out article published on a competing platform in January. ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson, Esq., MSCC, CHPE, CLMP, CMSP Heather is Chief Legal Officer for Franco Signor LLC, the nation's compliance authority for Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) matters. She has lectured on MSP compliance to the workers’ compensation and liability insurance communities at conferences, associations, and individual offices nationwide. She is a regularly published author on court decisions and legislative reforms involving Medicare Set-Asides, conditional payments, and Mandatory Insurer Reporting issues. Understanding that compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act can be at times complex and frustrating for those that handle claims with Medicare beneficiaries, Heather’s goal is to speak and write with the primary goal being simple and understandable solutions to compliance. Heather can be reached at Heather.Sanderson@francosignor.com Franco Signor's Blog can be found at: http://www.francosignor.com/msp-blog/
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