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Washington Lawsuit Alleges Employees Contracted PTSD From Watching Videos Portraying Brutality, Murder, Beastiality, and Child Pornography

 Two Microsoft employees have sued their employer alleging that they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder because their job required them to watch horrific internet videos ...

4 More Keys To A Healthier Workforce Through Wellness

As reported in yesterday’s blog “4 Keys to a Healthier Workforce”, comorbidities in your workforce add significant costs in workers’ compensation claims.  While our New ...

4 Keys To A Healthier Workforce Through Wellness

Comorbidities may be costing you a bundle. There’s overwhelming research that shows employees with certain health conditions are more likely to get injured on the ...

Christmas Miracles Can Happen in Workers’ Compensation

For those of us who deal with MSAs, it’s all too common to see claims at settlement time that started out as basic and simple, ...

U.S. California District Court Rules Medicare Reimbursement is Limited to Related Injuries Identified by Diagnosis Codes

I have always taken the position on behalf of our Clients to aggressively dispute unrelated charges related to Medicare’s claim for conditional payment reimbursement.  Our ...

2017 Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Rate Changes

2017 PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RATE CHANGES By Kevin L. Connors, Esquire   Happy New Year!   To Employers and Insurers responsible for workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Office ...

H&W Workers' Compensation Defense Newsletter - December 2016

  Happy Holidays from Hamberger & Weiss! View this email in your browser H&W New York Workers' Compensation Defense Newsletter Vol. 1, Issue 5 Happy Holidays from ...

Utilize Different Return To Work Approach For Different Employees

During the course of business, employers will find that all employees are not the same.  Speaking differently to each employee in order to get the ...

Negativity and your Inner Pooh Bear

A.A. Milne brought us an incredible journey with his characters and stories. He is the creator of the simple, loyal, and always hungry Winnie the ...

Proper Ergonomics Are Good Fit To Reduce Workers Comp Costs

Employers and other interested stakeholders can take a number of proactive measures in their places of employment that directly impact their workers’ compensation programs.  These ...

Federal Kickback Indictment Includes Texas Workers' Comp Doctors and Others

On December 1, 2016, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the unsealing of an indictment returned in November of this year against founders ...

Texas Appeals Panel Update

  A few Appeals Panel cases of interest in the past couple of months include: Finality APD 161628 (decided 10/4/16) - the Appeals Panel analyzed ...

2017 Alabama Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update

  Effective January 1, 2017, the standard mileage reimbursement rate for Alabama was decreased to 53.5 cents per mile.----------------------------------- About the AuthorThis blog submission was ...

Return-To-Work: Create a Win/Win in Your Work Comp Program

Notwithstanding the conventional wisdom, injured workers of any age have an interest in returning to work.  Sadly this is often an over-looked part of many ...

WCRC Solicitation Released: Liability and No-Fault MSAs on the Horizon for 2018

As a follow-up to my recent blogwire articles regarding a change in the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) and the new WCRC reviewing Liability Medicare ...

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Heather Schwartz Sanderson

Heather Schwartz Sanderson

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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