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
I previously provided an update regarding Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) and their recovery rights under the MSP on April 24, 2013. Please click here to read my previous article which delves into detail of ... Read More
At last, one of the components of the SMART Act is set to take effect on July 10, 2013. The SMART Act, also known as H.R. 1845, provides that: six months after enactment (signed by President Obama on January ... Read More
Last week, I participated in a research project sponsored by the Pacific Alzheimer's Research Foundation and Canadian Institute of Health Research. It was conducted by the Pacific Parkinson's ... Read More
In a case out of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, In Re Asbestos Products Liability Litigation v. General Electric Company, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76346 (May 8, 2013), the parties ... Read More
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Final or Not There is a recurring challenge in Florida workers' compensation, the finality of a "final" order. The topic seemingly frustrates the most seasoned attorneys periodically. The challenge relates to the nature ...