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UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS OF A DEFENSE MEDICAL EXAMINATION (DME)
Posted by: David Stern on Aug 16, 2017

Attending one or multiple Defense Medical Examinations (DME) is a component of nearly every workers’ compensation claim.  The industry also refers to these evaluations as Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs); however, this is a misnomer. They are anything but “independent.” 

DISCONTINUATION OF DISABILITY BENEFITS: WHY DOES IT HAPPEN? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Posted by: Stephen Gaubert on Aug 9, 2017

Unfortunately, your Social Security Disability benefits may be cut off before you’re ready. These situations are never ideal and can often create additional stress in an already stressful time. It’s understandable to feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, but this isn’t the end of the road if you have the proper guidance.

It’s important to understand what prompts a discontinuation of disability benefits. Many are unaware that there are certain actions and situations that can trigger a premature stoppage of benefits—so be prepared by taking a look at our guide below.

DENIED WORKERS’ COMP. CONDITION APPOINTMENT?
Posted by: Martha Ramsay on Aug 2, 2017

Do you know how to schedule an appointment for a denied W.C. condition?

Imagine the situation – you’ve injured your foot and the defendants have agreed it’s a compensable claim, but your foot gives out and you fall and injure your knee. The W.C. carrier is refusing medical treatment for your knee and the burden of proof lays with you to prove that the knee is related to your foot injury.  Your knee claim is considered denied.  How do you go about getting a doctors’ appointment in this situation?

LIEN VS. SUBROGATION – A PRIMER
Posted by: Ryan Weiner on Jul 26, 2017

Most people don’t know the difference between a lien, subrogation rights, and rights of reimbursement. Those who do know the difference often don’t care. For instance, even our industry refers to a Medicare lien; however, Medicare does not (technically) put liens on your cases. Medicare liens are actually Medicare-rights-to-reimbursement and subrogation rights.

OVERTIME LEADS TO AN INCREASE IN WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS
Posted by: Brian Mittman on Jul 19, 2017

Business is booming in the State of New York across all industries. As a result companies are struggling to meet the demands of their patrons. In order to get a requested job done in time, employers are pressuring their employees to work longer hours than ever before. In fact, for the sixth year in a row, the amount of overtime hours worked by New Yorkers has increased. 

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