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Workers' Compensation News - Oct 3, 2006, Volume 4 Issue 409

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NEW MEDICARE RECOVERY PROCEEDURE – Medicare Secondary Payer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is consolidating all of the functions and workloads related to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) post-payment recoveries into one MSP recovery contract. The contract for the new national MSP Recovery Contractor (MSPRC) will be implemented on October 2, 2006. 

Workers' Compensation News - Sep 1, 2006, Volume 4 Issue 408

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PUTTING "FAULT" BACK INTO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. A bill has been introduced into the NJ Legislature in an attempt to legislatively reverse the recent NJ Supreme Court ruling in Tlumac v. High Bridge Stone which reaffirmed the long standing rule that intoxication must be the "sole cause" of an accident in order to deprive an employee of workers' compensation benefits. The proposed legislation, S2166, amends the workers' compensation law to provide that it in employee was intoxicated when the injury or death occurred, it is presumed that the injury or death was caused by the intoxication and the employee will be barred from receiving workers' compensation.

Workers' Compensation News - JuL 10, 2006, Volume 4 Issue 407

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 NJ GOVERNOR CLOSES WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO STATE BUDGETARY CRISIS
Governor Jon S. Corzine today signed an Executive Order to immediately begin the orderly shutdown of non-essential state government functions. This step was taken after the midnight constitutional deadline for enacting a balanced budget passed.
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Workers' Compensation News - June 10, 2006, Volume 4 Issue 406a

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NJ WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS DECLINE
The NJ DWC reported a 5% decline in the filing of claims in 2005 (37,248) from 2004 (39,212). The statistic also represents a 31% decline from 1992 (54,164). This is consistent with the 25% decline in the number of indemnity claims paid in NJ from from 1992 to 2002 as reported by NJ CRIB. NJ Medical costs have soared 108% during the same period of time while indemnity has risen only 48%..

Gelman Moderated Two Seminars on Motion Practice

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This unique program featured a panel including some of the most respected workers’ compensation attorneys in the state. They will review and explain procedures and techniques for successful motion practice.

Workers' Compensation News - March 10, 2006, Volume 4 Issue 403

Jon 13043

 CALIFORNIA
Three proposals would revise the governor's overhaul of coverage for those hurt on the job.
Three ballot proposals that could cost employers billions of dollars by undoing large portions of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature overhaul of the state workers' compensation system have been cleared for signature gathering.
The measures propose to hike benefits paid to permanently disabled workers and even allow them to sue...

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