The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.8)
We continue our look at how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact workers’ compensation.
When the CMS released version 3.5 of the WCMSA reference guide on January 11, 2022, it redefined the potential risk and settlement considerations.
After two years, COVID-19 continues to impact workers’ compensation claims. In previous entries, we provided a broad look at the industry.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5, January 10, 2022).
Last year we discussed ways the pandemic could impact workers’ compensation claims. Now, nearly a year later, we reflect on some of the answers to those questions.
On 3/10/21, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Coordination of Medicare Payments and Workers’ Compensation Act (COMP Act) (S. 653) into…
Starting 3/27/21, CMS has announced that it will use the new 2018 CDC Life Table to calculate adjusted life expectancies in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides…
On 10/5/20, CMS released its latest version of the WCMSA Reference Guide, Version 3.2. This guides replaces version 3.1, released on 5/11/20.
There's a thin and potentially costly line between settling a claim and keeping it open. Using a claims settlement project can help close claims faster.
With thousands of essential employees reporting to work—including health care workers—there could be an influx of workers’ comp claims related to the virus.
Many insurers are concerned with how COVID-19 related legislative and regulatory changes could impact exposure and liability going forward.
As the industry (and nation) continue to deal with the challenges of the current health crisis,we want to provide you with some resources which you may find helpful.
In a time of social distancing and uncertainty, many are left wondering how our current working and social paradigm will impact workers’ compensation claims handling –…
As of 3/17/20, all the Social Security Administration field offices have been closed to the public in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic according to its website.…
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