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November 01, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
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October 12, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
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October 11, 2021 · New WCMSA Reference Guide
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Version 3.4 of the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide on 10/5/2021. Read more...
October 06, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
With pending implementation of several CMS-1500 projects, on September 29, 2021, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) updated compliance requirements for payers impacted by the project. CMS-1500 directs payers and providers to share billing information and related transactions electronically using the prescribed form and formats. Read more...
September 28, 2021 · Tony Martin
As a first-generation Cuban-American, I am humbled as I reflect on all of those that immigrated to the U.S. to give their families an opportunity for a better life – and once here, have worked so hard! The Hispanic culture truly is mosaic as it includes so many countries, cultures and ethnicities (and amazing food!). And while each one is unique – we are united. Read more...
September 23, 2021 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Medical Marijuana – A New York appellate court recently ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a variance from the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs) for the use of medical marijuana for his chronic pain. Read more...
September 16, 2021 · Medicare Insights Team
Approved by the FDA in August 2021, the first generic of Duexis, ibuprofen-famotidine, is now available and is included in the Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) as of September 2021. Read more...
September 09, 2021 · David Young, President & CEO
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the devastating terror attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 lives on September 11, 2001, we remember those who lost their lives and honor the brave first responders who selflessly put their lives on the line to help others. Read more...
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