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October 30, 2019

CMS published an updated WCMSA Reference Guide on October 10, 2019, Version 3.0.  This new version contains some changes throughout, but CMS has made several significant changes that workers’ compensation insurers and third-party administrators should be aware of.  Fir...

October 14, 2019

On October 11, 2019, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an important ruling on Act 111 when it dismissed the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO’s Petition for Review filed earlier this year.  In rendering its decision, the court found that Act 111 conforms with the non-deleg...

October 4, 2019

In response to industry request, CMS announced this morning that the MSPRP will be enhanced to allow for the creation of Open Debt Reports for insurer debtor cases.  This is a great feature for insurance carriers to determine all of their outstanding conditional paymen...

July 16, 2019

Currently, acupuncture treatment is not covered by Medicare.  However, CMS announced on July 15, 2019 a proposal to cover acupuncture treatment for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain who are enrolled participants either in clinical trials sponsored by the Nat...

In Weddle v. BP Amoco Chemical Co., the Superior Court of Delaware addressed an issue of first impression as to whether an employee diagnosed with mesothelioma 34 years after settling an asbestosis claim with his employer, including tort claims and workers’ compensatio...

In Part 5 of this series, I will discuss when to consider scheduling an Independent Medical Examination and what factors to keep in mind when choosing the examiner.

When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, the most common scenario is that an employee sustains an i...

In Part 4 of this series, I will explore the importance of keeping in touch, and following up, with employees once a work injury occurs. 

The restaurant business, perhaps more than any other, prides itself in high quality customer service.  For this reason, employers in...

In part three of this series, I will explain the benefits of conducting a thorough investigation and documenting those investigative findings.

The importance of performing a comprehensive investigation into all claimed injuries cannot be overstated.  Doing so allows the...

In Part 2 of this series, I will explore the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act’s requirements regarding posting a panel provider list, as well as the importance of selecting and updated that list. 

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act allows Employers to cont...

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