HOW TO KILL A ZOMBIE MEDICAL DEBT FOR GOOD

HOW TO KILL A ZOMBIE MEDICAL DEBT FOR GOOD

By Paul A. Herman, Esq. and Joel A. Brown, Esq.   The Florida Workers’ Compensation Industry is living in its own version of the “Zombie Apocalypse” comparable to the one seen in the movies Zombieland and Zombieland 2. We are referring to “Zombies” in the form of...

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Not All Court Reporting Companies Are the Same.

Not All Court Reporting Companies Are the Same.

By Mike McDonner / President of Milestone Reporting   I vividly recall the first deposition I took after getting out of law school. It was for a group of RICO plaintiffs in a lawsuit against a large car manufacturer. I spent days writing out questions, analyzing how...

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The MSA Blind Spot

The MSA Blind Spot

By John V. Cattie, Jr., Managing Partner at Cattie For years, the workers’ compensation (WC) industry has suffered from Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) blind spots. Current WC industry practices do not align with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expectations. Largely driven by the employer side of the table, those MSA protocols have missed the […]

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How Florida’s New Opioid Bill is Impacting Injured Workers

How Florida’s New Opioid Bill is Impacting Injured Workers

The opioid epidemic is no stranger to Florida.  In 2016, there were 2,798 reported opioid-related overdose deaths in the state, a rate of 14.4 deaths per 100,000 persons.  The national average is 13.3 deaths per 100,000.[1]  While there is no single fix to the opioid epidemic, states across the country have employed various approaches and […]

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Special Needs Trust Basics: What Should I Consider?

Special Needs Trust Basics: What Should I Consider?

Krista Johnson, Director of Special Programs, Ametros Navigating through complex settlement options can be difficult. Having a resource, like a professional administrator, can be beneficial in deciphering post-settlement solutions and how best to move forward in protecting your client and their future. Recently, our team has recognized an increasing number of cases including a trust […]

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2nd DCA Decision Issued Regarding Injured Worker Billing Disputes

2nd DCA Decision Issued Regarding Injured Worker Billing Disputes

2nd DCA HOLDS THAT STATE COURTS HAVE JURISDICTION TO HEAR DEBT COLLECTION HARASSMENT LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY INJURED WORKERS AGAINST WORKERS’ COMP MEDICAL PROVIDERS OVER ERRONEOUS BILLS By Richard K. Peck, IV, Esq., FWA Sponsor On October 16, 2019, in Davis v. Sheridan Healthcare, 2019 Fla. App. LEXIS 15461 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019), the 2nd DCA […]

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8 Questions from Attorneys about Medicare Set Aside Administration

8 Questions from Attorneys about Medicare Set Aside Administration

By Porter Leslie, President of Ametros. 1. “What is my risk if my client makes mistakes with their MSA?” 2. “What’s the chance that Medicare denies my client’s care because they misused or misreported their Medicare Set Aside funds? 3. “Why can’t my client just find coverage through another private insurance plan?” Determining the best […]

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