In a case out of the Court of Appeals of Oregon, Rhoades v. Beck, 2014 Ore. App. LEXIS 82 (January 23, 2014), a personal injury lawsuit gone wrong demonstrates that when parties do not consider ... Read More
The research literature reflects a consensus that effective joint occupational health and safety committees (JOHSCs) make a difference in the workplace. Just because you have a JOHSC that meets the ... Read More
1. Conditional Payment Processes will improve- CMS announced on December 23, 2013 that it will launch the Benefits Coordination and Recovery Center (BCRC) on February 1, 2014. The two units that will be ... Read More
In a case out of the Civil Appeals Court in Oklahoma, Ramos v. Becco Contractors, Inc., 2013 Okla. Civ. App. LEXIS 105 (December 13, 2013), a claimant who misrepresented his immigration status and ... Read More
On December 27, 2013, CMS issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) relating to circumstances where “applicable plans” (liability insurance, no-fault insurance, and workers' compensation ... Read More
A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is intended to pay for future medical items which would otherwise be covered by Medicare. The intent behind establishing an MSA is to prevent the cost shifting of these future ... Read More
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It's Termination Time. Send in the Clown. A man in New Zealand, called into a meeting where he knew he would be getting fired, used an unusual tactic for the event. He hired a professional clown to sit in on the meeting with him. The ...