Protecting the Settlements of Undocumented Workers & Claimants

Protecting the Settlements of Undocumented Workers & Claimants

By Josh Pettingill, Vice President of Synergy Settlements, Medicare Secondary payer Compliance The feeling can be overwhelming for any claimant who receives a large windfall of settlement money, but more so for an unbanked, undocumented worker who is unfamiliar with common banking laws in The United States. There is a large contingent of undocumented workers […]

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2019 FWA EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2019 FWA EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

It’s almost that time of year again: the annual FWA Educational Conference. This year, from June 6-7, the FWA heads back to the “landmark of luxury and service”: the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This towering, yet welcoming, hotel is the site of many weddings and events, and overlooks its beautifully-sculpted golf course. […]

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2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

We are sharing the 2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases compiled by North Carolina attorney Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and his law clerk, Alondra Bribiesca. He  compiles this top 10 list every year. Non-Employee Fraud Cases – 10             $99.7      Million Employee Fraud Cases – 0                         $      0     Million Total                                                                   $ 99.7     Million Three of the top ten cases in […]

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What is a Case Management System?

What is a Case Management System?

By: Prevail Case Management Simply put, a case management system is a piece of computer software that allows you to make fewer trips to the filing cabinet by tracking a great deal of client information right on the computer, and then using that information to help you run your practice. Although different systems have different […]

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How Florida’s New Opioid Bill is Impacting Injured Workers

How Florida’s New Opioid Bill is Impacting Injured Workers

By Danielle Jaffee Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Injured Workers Pharmacy Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP) is a specialized workers’ compensation home delivery pharmacy that helps injured workers access their prescription medications without delays, denials, or out-of-pocket costs. To learn more about IWP, visit their website at www.IWPharmacy.com. The opioid epidemic is no stranger to […]

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Hey Nineteen: Reporting Earnings and the Dreaded DWC-19

Hey Nineteen: Reporting Earnings and the Dreaded DWC-19

By John F. Sharpless I don’t think Steely Dan was contemplating the DWC-19s when they wrote “Hey Nineteen” and crooned about how the Cuervo gold and fine Columbian make tonight a wonderful thing! But we all have come to know and love the Employee Earnings Reports (hereinafter “DWC-19”s) which are sent to our clients in […]

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Past President Profile – Brian Sganga

Past President Profile – Brian Sganga

In this segment of our Past President Profile, we were able to speak with Brian Sganga regarding his background and leadership of FWA. You can read his responses below. How did you first get into Workers’ Comp? I struck out on my own in a small town and looked for an area of law that […]

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Medicare Lien Surprise: Don’t Ever Rely on a Conditional Payment Letter

Medicare Lien Surprise: Don’t Ever Rely on a Conditional Payment Letter

Blog reposted from our Sponsor Synergy Settlement Services. The original blog can be viewed here. An intriguing case, Mayo v NYU Langone Med. Ctr., just came out of the Supreme Court of New York, reminding the trial bar that when resolving a conditional payment for a Medicare beneficiary only the “Final Demand” letter is final.  Reliance upon […]

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Inside the Post Settlement Process

Inside the Post Settlement Process

FWA Board Member Paolo Longo sat down with two FWA sponsors, Ringler Associates and Ametros, for a discussion about post-settlement issues. The discussion can be heard at the following link. The post-settlement process can be complex, especially when it comes to medical care for injured parties and their families. Finding a reliable team of people […]

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Medical Administration with Ametros FAQ

Medical Administration with Ametros FAQ

When Can You Use Medical Administration and How to Do You Know If It’s a Good Fit? Settling a workers’ compensation or liability case can be stressful and confusing. After settlement, many injured parties find themselves without the proper resources to manage their medical care, funds, and any required reporting. Many parties don’t know when […]

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