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Medicare Seeks to Expand Its Terms of Involvement in Workers’ Compensation – The Grissom 2003 Memorandum

Jon 7086

 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) issued a 2nd memorandum expanding its potential involvement in compensation matters in an effort to obtain reimbursement for SSA conditional payments.

-SSA will construe payments as future medical benefits
-SSA will consider some settlements as hybrid: both a compromise and a commutation
-SSA will not accept the State’s ruling as a final determination
-SSA...

Medicare Seeks to Expand Its Terms of Involvement in Workers’ Compensation – The Grissom 2003 Memorandum

Jon 7100

 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) issued a 2nd memorandum expanding its potential involvement in compensation matters in an effort to obtain reimbursement for SSA conditional payments.

-SSA will construe payments as future medical benefits
-SSA will consider some settlements as hybrid: both a compromise and a commutation
-SSA will not accept the State’s ruling as a final determination
-SSA...

Workers’ Compensation News - April 17, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 6

Jon 7041

 **Cases - Reported
--Medical provider's failure to pursue an administrative remedy barred a subsequent common law action for indemnification. A "hold harmless" stipulation contained in a Section 20 disposition requires the respondentto reimburse the petitioner's attorney for defense costs resulting from asubsequent suit seeking reimbursement of medical expenses.
University of Massachusetts v. Christodoulou, et al., A-1682-02T3...

Workers’ Compensation News - April 17, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 6

Jon 7068

 **Cases - Reported
--Medical provider's failure to pursue an administrative remedy barred a subsequent common law action for indemnification. A "hold harmless" stipulation contained in a Section 20 disposition requires the respondentto reimburse the petitioner's attorney for defense costs resulting from asubsequent suit seeking reimbursement of medical expenses.
University of Massachusetts v. Christodoulou, et al., A-1682-02T3...

Social Security Seeks To End The Workers' Compensation Subsidy

Jon 7189

The Social Security/Medicare program had its genesis in President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" policies. During the succeeding Democratic administrations of Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson, it was developed into the "Great Society" approach, providing a social insurance program intended to operate not as welfare but as earned benefits. With the increasing focus on promptly providing necessary medical treatment to citizens, the Federal government's role of providing conditional payments has expanded, at tremendous cost.

Social Security Seeks To End The Workers' Compensation Subsidy

Jon 7191

The Social Security/Medicare program had its genesis in President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" policies. During the succeeding Democratic administrations of Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson, it was developed into the "Great Society" approach, providing a social insurance program intended to operate not as welfare but as earned benefits. With the increasing focus on promptly providing necessary medical treatment to citizens, the Federal government's role of providing conditional payments has expanded, at tremendous cost.

Who's Paying The Bills: The Federal Dilemma of Cost Shifting In Workers' Compensation Claims

Jon 6120

 The Federal Government continues to struggle with the need to share data from workers' compensation (WC) programs an effort to reduce payment errors. While both systems provide benefits to injured workers, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) reported, in a May 2001 study, that the lack of a uniform and consistent method to collect data on a national level has led to irregularities in the delivery of Federal benefits. 

Who's Paying The Bills: The Federal Dilemma of Cost Shifting In Workers' Compensation Claims

Jon 6116

 The Federal Government continues to struggle with the need to share data from workers' compensation (WC) programs an effort to reduce payment errors. While both systems provide benefits to injured workers, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) reported, in a May 2001 study, that the lack of a uniform and consistent method to collect data on a national level has led to irregularities in the delivery of Federal benefits. 

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