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Aug 2019

Spoliation of Evidence: Unintended Consequences, What Else Now?

By Martha Gely-Kruto     

  One of the under the radar unintended consequences of Workers’ Compensation claims is spoliation of evidence. We don’t talk about it often and sometimes we don’t even know what it is, but it can definitely have a huge impact on a workers’ compensation claim. Spoliation of evidence is the loss or destruction of evidence
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06
Aug 2019

Dem Bones

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  “Dem Bones” (also known as “Dry Bones”) is a biblical song, inspired by Ezekiel’s visits to the Valley of Dry Bones. In Ezekiel’s vision, the dry bones are connected into human figures, and the prophet is commanded to revitalize the figures. According to the catchy tune, the hip bone is connected to the backbone,
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16
Jul 2019

Updated Status of Commission Rules Concerning EOBs

By Amy Bilton and James A. Moran     

  Our office recently received several questions regarding the proposed Explanation of Benefits (“EOB”), as well as the current Department of Insurance Rules concerning electronic billing in Workers’ Compensation claims.  Amy Bilton, a co-author of this blog post, serves on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board, and was part of the task force
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16
Jul 2019

MSP Case Law Update

By Joseph Gregorio     

  Auto Carrier’s “Legitimate Defense” Sufficient to Convince Medicare, and Protect Against Double Damages When Proven Wrong In Duncan v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 2019 U.S. Dis. LEXIS 106265, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan found that a decedent’s Estate (“Plaintiff”) did not have standing to seek double damages against Liberty
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16
Jul 2019

Staying In Your Lane: Navigating the Ethics of Medicare Set-Asides

By Julie A. Garrison     

  Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance is a detailed, somewhat complicated, and often dynamic field. MSP law and regulations are constantly evolving and subject to some interpretation. MSP consultants contend with claims and risk management concerns, medical and health sectors, legal and privacy issues, and both federal and state government agencies. Various professionals with overlapping
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