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03
Feb 2021

Medicare Part C & D Conditional Payments Update: Enactment of the Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act

By William Delaney     

  Medicare coverage is not limited to Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) are also an available option for Medicare beneficiaries. https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/your-medicare-coverage-choices  Part C Plans have significantly increased in popularity in recent years. Currently, as least one third of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a
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13
Jan 2021

COVID-19 Update: Benefits Extended to Essential Workers under House Bill 4276, Passed Today

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.  For first responders and front-line workers affected by COVID-19, the sunset provision of House Bill 4276 extends the promises and benefits of the COVID presumptive laws from December 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.  The bill was passed
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09
Nov 2020

Compensability of At-Home Injuries in Illinois Workers’ Compensation

By Lisa Azoory-Keller and Sean P. Imburgia     

  The phrase “no risk, no reward” is especially relevant in workers’ compensation, where risk is central to a compensable injury.  2020 was a landmark year for a long list of reasons, including the analysis of risk in Illinois.  In wake of the recent Illinois Supreme Court decision, McAllister v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation (2020 IL.
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28
Sep 2020

Illinois Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Petitioner in McAllister, Changing Interpretation of “Risk” in Illinois Workers’ Compensation

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  The concept of risk is a heavily debated, highly contentious, and extremely nuanced area of Illinois Workers’ Compensation law.  On Thursday morning, the Illinois Supreme Court published a long-awaited decision in McAllister v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (2020 IL 124848) with far-reaching and distressing implications for employers in Illinois.  In its analysis of compensability
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18
Aug 2020

Section 111 Total Payment Obligation to Claimant Reporting and Bifurcated Settlements

By Rasa Fumagalli     

  I recently wrote about Section 111 Total Payment Obligation to Claimant (TPOC) reporting in bifurcated settlements. Given the ambiguity in the NGHP User Guide, claims handlers have reported TPOC in indemnity only settlements that kept future medical rights open. When medical closed at a later date, the Section 111 Ongoing Responsibility for Medical (ORM)
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