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December 07, 2023 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The Policy Guys are back at it, yet again. In this episode, the Guys mix metaphors and swap dad jokes with Michael Flower, Optum Associate General Counsel and resident guru on Medicare set-asides to help explain the latest CMS rule changes, specifically the requirements for claimants, as well as the penalties and fines for claims that fail to meet those requirements. Read more...
October 12, 2023 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
You’re invited to the Policy Guys’ end of summer barbeque! Have a brat or burger and listen in as Adam and Kevin discuss physician dispensing of topical medications with Optum Workers’ Comp Chief Clinical Officer Tron Emptage, proposed new rules for Medicare Secondary Payer conditional payments with Associate General Counsel Michael Flower, and the latest state policies on PTSD with Associate Medical Director Dr. Kathleen Fink. Read more...
May 22, 2023 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
In Episode #20, the Policy Guys visit with Andrew Sabolic, former Deputy Director at Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation and current Executive Director at WCI for an in-depth discussion about the workers’ comp regulations – how they are formulated, refined and written into law, as well as useful tips on how best to work with state regulators. Read more...
March 16, 2023 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
Installment #2 of this year’s Policy Guys Podcast is all about associations, featuring a conversation with Julian Roberts, President and CEO of AAPAN, the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks. Read more...
January 09, 2023 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The Policy Guys are kicking off their 2023 podcasts with an interview with Joe Paduda who shares his insight, analysis, and opinion on the things he thinks will and will not impact the workers’ comp industry in the coming year. Read more...
November 09, 2022 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The Policy Guys can’t match the math skills of Optum’s Carla Gee as she explains how a State Fee Schedule helps to control costs and maintain consistency in medical service reimbursement. Read more...
September 01, 2022 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
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May 31, 2022 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team
The Policy Guys get a wake-up call about the recent updates to the Work Comp Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement Reference Guide published by CMS on March 15, 2022. Michael Flower and Melanie Carrozza of the Optum Settlement group join our Policy duo to review MSAs, Non-CMS approved MSAs and CMPs. Click to learn about each of these acronyms and more! Read more...
May 05, 2022
The Policy Guys knock it out of the park with their latest podcast on the New York Workers’ Compensation Board's newly adopted and implemented DMEPOS fee schedule. This episode includes great information, special guests and a lineup of baseball references. Read more...
March 23, 2022 · Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team