Workers Compensation claims and the Social Security Medicare Coordination of Benefits (COB) section

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With the advent of the Medicare Coordination of Benefits (COB) section, counsel for the claimants must consider and work with Medicare issues in nearly every Workers Compensation settlement. COB’s mandate, to enforce federal statutes and regulations so as to recover health care payments by the Medicare program during the pendency of an injury claim or

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Settlement of Workers Compensation (“WC”) Claim when Medicare’s Interests are in issue:

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The following is an outline of considerations with regard to the receipt of Medicare benefits by workers compensation claimants pre- and post-settlement. The Centers for Medical and Medicare Services (“CMS”) and Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) rules for workers compensation claimants who are (or become) eligible for Medicare benefits can be simplified as follows: 1. If

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Worker disabled from 2 causes can still win case

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An ABRAMS LANDAU client who was partially disabled after back surgery relocated to California from Maryland. She then had a brain aneurysm which rendered her totally disabled. When the Insurance Company tried to cut off her benefits, the Workers Compensation Commission ruled in favor of the employee. The Commission found that as she was disabled

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New Jersey dog attacks police officer and postman

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This summer, we had animal-attack cases pending in courts in Virginia, New Jersey, and Connecticut. At trial in a dog-attack case in New Jersey, we were able to convince the trial judge to allow evidence of prior and subsequent attacks on others in the neighborhood, despite strict liability statute and case law that said such

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