Workers' Compensation

Arizona Tweaks its "Full & Final" Workers' Comp Settlement Law - New Law Provides Opportunities to Settle Workers' Comp Claims

On October 31, 2017, Arizona Senate Bill (S.B.) 1332 became law allowing Arizona claims payers to reach “full and final” settlements of certain workers’ compensation (WC) claims. This new law...

Five Steps to Reduce Your WCMSA Costs

It is no secret that high Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) allocation amounts can complicate claim settlement. The culprits can range from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

New Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Law Limits Treatment to 780 Weeks for Certain Claims

On March 30, 2018, Kentucky House Bill (HB-2) was signed into law which makes major changes to the Kentucky workers’ compensation statute. The most significant addition is language that limits...

CMS Issues New Regulations Aimed at Identifying and Limiting Potential Opioid Abuse

On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule which updated regulations for Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) and Medicare Part D programs. The primary foc...

Proactive data management key to handling EDI reporting challenges

Whenever there are changes to industry regulations or compliance standards, there’s always a degree of uncertainty about how they’ll affect insurers. But when IAIABC published its newest standard f...

CMS Releases WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 2.7)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its latest WCMSA Reference Guide (Version 2.7). This is CMS’ ninth release of the guide to date. A copy of CMS’ new reference guide...

WCMSA Update: CMS Holds WCRC Transition Webinar

On March 7, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a transition webinar regarding its upcoming Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) transition. In late September...

WCMSA Update: New WCRC Takes Over March 19th – Webinar Set for March 7th

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that its new Workers' Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), Capitol Bridge, LLC will assume WCRC responsibilities on March 19,...

Changes on the Horizon for Workers’ Compensation Claims with IAIABC EDI Release 3.1

The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) develops standards for the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) of workers’ compensation claims. Today, a growing...