I was asked to participate in the AWCBC Learning Symposium in St. John, NB a few weeks ago. I accepted the offer in part because I believe strongly in the purpose of the event. Every board has ... Read More
CMS has released an updated User Guide for NGHPs. Although the User Guide is dated October 7, 2013, it was not released to the public until October 18, 2013. Access to the updated User Guide can be found ... Read More
Two events separated by 17 years came to mind when I was asked the above question recently. The two events may seem unrelated: 26 miners killed in a 1992 Westray mine explosion in Nova Scotia and four ... Read More
Some of us in the industry may remember an interesting case back from May of 2011 where a class of Medicare beneficiaries successfully obtained an injunction against CMS for certain conditional payment ... Read More
I am frequently asked what the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) obligations are when a settlement occurs and the claimant/plaintiff alleges that he/she does not have a social security number (SSN) and/or is ... Read More
HHS/CMS is planning to issue a Proposed Notice of Rulemaking (NPRM) sometime in September 2013 regarding Medicare Secondary Payer requirements and Future Medicals. The NPRM is the next step after the ... Read More
Workforce Wellbeing: Bridging Health and Productivity The wellbeing of our workforces is vitally important because it impacts both the top- and bottom-line performance of an organization. Programs that focus equally on the personal health of employees and their ...