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27
Jan 2020

Ask Amy

By Amy Bilton     

  This Ask Amy topic comes from one of my workers’ compensation cases.  An MSA was priced by a vendor about 6-½ months ago.  We have the updated medical records, which demonstrate the treatment regimen is the same as it has been for the last year: the Petitioner remains on the same medications and the
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17
Dec 2019

Closing That Monster File Lurking in the Corner

By Cody Hartman     

  It’s important to recall the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act generally provides a triad of benefits for an injured worker. Those benefits are: payment of medical bills, payment for time off-work, and permanency benefits. Therefore, all issues precluding resolution stem from these three components. Smaller components such as concurrent employment, or who will assume liability for certain medical bills, can
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05
Dec 2019

CMS UPDATE! TOWN HALL MEETINGS SET FOR CRC RECOVERY ISSUES AND CMS UPDATES LOW-DOLLAR THRESHOLDS

By Paul Pasche     

  Today, CMS announced two town hall meetings taking place on January 14, 2020, to discuss topics related to recovery processes of the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), the branch of CRC responsible for collecting reimbursement of Medicare conditional payments from insurance carriers and self-insured entities. On that date at 1:00 PM EST (12:00 PM CST),
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13
Nov 2019

Somebody’s Watching Me

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  In his song Somebody’s Watching Me, Rockwell describes himself as an average man with an average life, who longs to be left alone in his average home.  He can’t shake the feeling that someone is always watching him, hesitant to even shower “Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there.” Being
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31
Oct 2019

CMS Publishes Revised WCMSA Reference Guide – How Will the Changes Affect You?

By Amy Bilton     

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just published version 3.0 of their Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide. The Guide was initially published to bring all of the various memoranda into one place, and to provide WCMSA submitters with even more specific guidelines on the various aspects of WCMSAs. CMS normally
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