State workers’ compensation funds exert a broader impact on the workers’ comp market than most people assume. In 1990, there were about 20 state sponsored insurers, virtually entirely active only ... Read More
On Tuesday, an opinion on a familiar case came out of the Sixth Circuit. The case is Duncan v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 16-CV-12570, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106265 (E.D. Mich. June 25, ... Read More
Over the last several years, we have been providing updates regarding False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, filed both in Federal and NJ court, against Progressive Insurance Company, wherein a whistleblower, a ... Read More
On June 18, 2019, the Florida First District Court rendered Abreu v. Riverland Elementary, ___ So. 3d ____; No. 1D17-2755 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). The injured worker there took issue with the application of ... Read More
For one-out-of-eight work injuries, doctors consider surgery as an option. One-third of lost time compensable claims involve one. I suggest we try to understand surgeries by looking at risks in perhaps a new ... Read More
What is good about workers' compensation? There are some who might decry that question, and respond with a firm and unequivocal "nothing." But they are wrong. There is so much going on in this community that ... Read More
Earlier this year, we blogged about CMS updating its WCMSA Reference Guide. Specifically, we pointed out that CMS for the first time included explicit examples in which the settlements would not meet ... Read More
Several of our clients have been experiencing an increase in conditional payment letters from Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Historically, Part D plans have been less active in recovery of ... Read More
It will likely take at least 10 years until a digital currency such as bitcoin is adopted by the workers’ compensation industry in a serious way. I believe it will happen. Complexity, hype and ... Read More
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Iowans Aren't Buying Medicare for All
There’s a big problem with Sen Bernie Sanders’ Single Payer plan. [I think it is Sen Warren’s plan too, but she’s dithering these days.]
Nope, not the cost, not the “gubmint ...