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Archive | April, 2014

CMS Adds Self-Administration Page to Its Website

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added a new web page to its website designed to assist individuals in self-administering Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside Arrangements (WCMSAs).  Materials available on the new page include: • New Self-Administration Toolkit for WCMSAs; • Account Expenditure for Lump Sum Account (Attestation Letter); • Account Expenditure […]

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SSDI Offset Calculated Using 52 Weeks

In a decision likely to save the insurance industry hundreds of cents per year, the Industrial Claim Appeals Office finally has settled the issue of how to calculate the SSDI offset properly. In Keel v. Transportation Technology Services, W. C. No. 4-897-030 (April 1, 2014), the Industrial Claim Appeals Office rejected the claimant’s argument that […]

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DWC Posts Form for Abandonment of Claim

In a prior post, I addressed the recently-added three subsections to W.C.R.P. 7-1, including subsection subsection (E), which provides that an insurer may file a final admission of liability based on the claimant’s voluntary abandonment of a claim if the claimant: (1) is not receiving temporary disability benefits; (2) provides written notice (in a forthcoming Division form) […]

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5 Things to Know about Workers’ Compensation Fraud (Part 2)

Wrapping up our two-part blog 5 Things to Know about Workers’ Compensation Fraud, below is some more important information regarding workers’ compensation fraud. If you have specific questions regarding workers’ compensation benefits and would like to know more about your rights and options, contact the Law Office of Steven J. Picardi. We are happy to answer […]

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