Workers’ Compensation

January 24, 2017

3D printing: The layers of risk

3-D printing is more than just a new technology. It has the potential to change how we work and live and to influence the risks we face every day.

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January 23, 2017

Clues to CMS future gleaned from WCRC solicitation notice

CMS moved forward with requests for proposals regarding the WCRC contract by releasing a full solicitation notice before the holidays.

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January 10, 2017

Breaking: CMS recovery practice ruled improper under the MSP

In CIGA v. Burwell, the court ruled the CMS practice of seeking full reimbursement of a medical provider's single charge was improper under the MSP statute.

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December 22, 2016

A holiday present from CMS

Foreshadowing a major change to Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Wednesday, December 21.

December 16, 2016

CMS releases updated reporting and recovery thresholds with news on TPOCs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its latest alert regarding its low-dollar reporting and recovery thresholds pertaining to liability…

December 1, 2016

Rethinking small commercial product development

We're looking at a huge, underpenetrated market for small business insurers, and the small business landscape is growing and dynamic.

November 29, 2016

Workers' comp in a tight spot

Although workers compensation insurers strive to identify and mitigate risks and appropriately underwrite workplaces, tight spots often present unique challenges.

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November 14, 2016

New report reveals Medicare’s “low-dollar” threshold calculations

Medicare calculated its recently revised “low-dollar” recovery and reporting thresholds for liability, workers compensation and no-fault settlements.

November 1, 2016

Zero allocations: CMS backs down from drastic changes

From the moment CMS proposed changes to the process, we outlined why we strongly believe that the workers' compensation industry should not stand idly.

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October 27, 2016

CMS news alert: Zero allocations are far from over

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made news this week by purportedly “correcting” their position on zero allocations.

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October 10, 2016

Conditional payment disputes mired in Medicare appeals backlog

Insurers seeking appeals of adverse conditional payment decisions are finding that their cases are dragging.

October 7, 2016

Spotting the warning signs of workplace violence

Reported cases of violence in the workplace are increasing, and managers and employees should learn the warning signs of behavior that may turn violent.

October 7, 2016

Do chemical exposures from cheap 3D printers pose health risks?

A 3D printer can be purchased for less than $500 now, with inexpensive units moving into schools, universities, offices, and homes.

September 26, 2016

3D printer risks investigated

Study on emissions and possible risks associated with small commercial desktop 3D printers.

September 16, 2016

Should you purchase MSA liability insurance?

Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs) are primarily a coordination of benefits tool. The failure to obtain & adequately fund an MSA can result in a denial of payment.