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Archive | February, 2013

Request for Re-evaluation of Medicare Set-aside Arrangements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will re-evaluate an approved Medicare Set-aside Arrangement if the claimant or the submitter believes that the CMS determination (1) contains obvious mistakes, such as mathematical errors or a failure to recognize that medical records already submitted show a surgery CMS priced already has […]

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Division Repeals Requirement for Final Payment Notice

In what is sure to be relief to almost everyone, the Division of Workers’ Compensation has repealed W.C.R.P. 5-11(B), which required adjusters to file a Final Payment Notice within 60 days after the claim has closed. Therefore, effective April 1, 2013, Final Payment Notices no longer are required to be filed.

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Colorado House Bill Seeks to Prevent Employers from Requiring Employees to Release Passwords to Social Networking Sites

Posted by: Steven J. Picardi, Esq. Date: February 11, 2013 The Colorado House of Representatives has introduced a bill which would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through an electronic communications device (the bill […]

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Bill Proposes Amendment to Liability of Statutory Employer

In an effort to expand workers’ compensation coverage to employees of uninsured subcontractors or lessees injured while performing services for an insured general contractor, § 8-41-401(1)(a)(I) of the Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado provides that any person, company or corporation which conducts any business by leasing or contracting out any part of its work to […]

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