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Aug 2018

The Best Way to Find a Job is to Actually Look for One

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In an effort to substantiate a claim for permanent total disability or wage differential, a claimant may embark on a self-directed job search, which can result in significant damage to Petitioner’s case.  Self-directed job logs, ledgers and spreadsheets created by a Petitioner should be heavily scrutinized, and can be critical in pointing to a claimant’s
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31
Jul 2018

Crossing the Threshold: What’s included in the Total Settlement Amount?

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    CMS will consider a proposed Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) when the Total Settlement Amount (TSA) exceeds the one of two review thresholds. The CMS review thresholds are well-known and, for Medicare beneficiaries, is only $25,000. For claimants who have a reasonable expectation of Medicare enrollment within 30 months of the settlement date, the threshold
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31
Jul 2018

The Lumbar MRI Dilemma

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    If you’ve got low back pain, you’re in good company.  Low back pain is the most common musculoskeletal condition in the adult population, with prevalence up to 84%.[1]  The use of advanced imaging (such as MRI) is dramatically on the rise, despite lack of evidence to support its benefit.[2] The fact pattern may
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24
Jul 2018

Dispelling MSP Compliance Myths

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  By now, most claims adjusters and attorneys involved in workers’ compensation and liability settlements are aware of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP Act) and the potential impact that it may have in certain settlements. An incomplete understanding of the actual obligations however may result in a less than ideal approach for claims handling
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