Structured Settlement: Peace of Mind for the Injured Worker

June 16, 2020

B. Josh Pettingill

In these uncertain times, a structured settlement can provide a secure, low-risk source of compensation and the convenience of regular payments tailored to fit the injured worker’s specific needs.

With all the market uncertainty …

Medicare Set-Aside Self-Administration: What is new?

B. Josh Pettingill

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the latest edition of their Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) self-administration toolkit. This toolkit is intended to serve as a guidebook or roadmap for how to properly administer …

WCMSAs and Non-Submit Programs

B. Josh Pettingill

Many carriers are moving to “non-submit programs” using Evidence-Based MSAs as the driving force for the change[i]. Getting approval of a Medicare Set-Aside is never required by any law or statute. There are times when

The Interplay between Medicare and Medicaid for Injured Workers

Jason D. Lazarus, Esq.

This blog post will discuss dual eligibility for injured workers.  It will address exactly what it is and how Medicaid coordinates with Medicare for those that are dual-eligible.  Finally, it will talk about the techniques to …

Getting CMS Approval Faster

B. Josh Pettingill

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approval of a Medicare Set-Aside is a voluntary process but getting CMS approval has become the standard practice when resolving catastrophic workers’ compensation cases with Medicare eligible, injured workers. …

Settlement Language Can Make or Break a Workers Compensation Case

B Josh Pettingill

Appropriate settlement language can make a significant impact on the total amount of the workers’ compensation settlement, as well as dollars that the injured worker receives. This brief article will provide plaintiff/applicant attorneys with the requisite settlement …