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April 18, 2018

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.

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April 9, 2018

Proactive data management key to handling EDI reporting challenges

When IAIABC published its newest standard for workers’ compensation EDI data reporting, Release 3.1, one thing was certain—compliance would get a lot more complex.

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March 2, 2018

WCMSA update: New WCRC takes over March 19th – webinar set for March 7th

CMS has announced that its new Workers Compensation Review Contractor, Capitol Bridge, LLC will assume WCRC responsibilities on March 19, 2018. CMS is holding a…

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February 28, 2018

Medicare watch list: Staying ahead of the Medicare Secondary Payer compliance curve

As another new year settles in, we know at least one thing is certain: Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance will continue to present formidable challenges for claims…

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January 29, 2018

Changes on the horizon for workers’ compensation claims with IAIABC EDI Release 3.1

A growing number of states have chosen to implement a more efficient, paperless claims-reporting process by using the IAIABC workers’ comp EDI Standard for first reports…

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December 15, 2017

GAO denies WCRC bid protests

In response to CMS awarding the WCRC bid to Capitol Bridge, LLC, KEN Consulting Inc. and Arch System, LLC filed formal bid protests with the Government Accountability…

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December 4, 2017

CMS maintains its $750 low dollar threshold for 2018

CMS has announced that it is maintaining the current $750.00 low dollar threshold in 2018 for certain settlement, judgments, awards or other payments.

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November 28, 2017

From seed to smoke: Working under the influence

We discuss some considerations related to marijuana use and employment-related issues, including workers’ compensation.

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November 20, 2017

The CMS WCMSA "Amended Review process" - New opportunity to reduce WCMSA allocations and settle claims

For years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has refused to consider medical evidence postdating the original submission date of a Workers’…

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November 20, 2017

Mind the gap: Filling the experience void in claims settlements

Today, less than a third of the current insurance workforce is under 35 years old, and it’s predicted that more than a quarter of insurance professionals will be…

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September 26, 2017

Countdown to “full and final” settlements: Arizona S.B. 1332

The recent passage of Arizona Senate Bill (S.B.) 1332 provides Arizona claims payers with unprecedented opportunity to close out their workers' comp claims.

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September 26, 2017

Integrating for excellence: ISO Workers’ Compensation Solutions now part of ISO Claims Partners

ISO Claims Partners & ISO Workers' Compensation Solutions have joined forces. We're looking forward to opportunities to combine our industry insights.

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September 6, 2017

What’s next for the WCRC? New contract awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC

On September 1 2017, CMS finally announced that the Workers' Compensation Review Contractor contract has been awarded to Capitol Bridge, LLC.

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August 31, 2017

Al Faber receives IAIABC NextGen Award for workers’ comp achievements

The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) has selected Alfred Faber, director and division head of ISO Workers’ Compensation…

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July 17, 2017

Opana ER will be removed from the marketplace

Opana ER will be voluntarily removed from the marketplace, per the announcement last week of manufacturer Endo International plc.