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Employer Can't Advance Billing Dispute Claim at OWC

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, June 23, 2017 | 486 | 0 | 0 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not bring an administrative action disputing its obligation to pay a hospital’s bill for treating an injured employee. Case: Nestle Holdings v. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, No. 2016CA1669, 06/14/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Michael J. Sliker worked for Nestle Holdings. After suffering an on-the-job injury, Sliker had outpatient umbilical hernia surgery at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. LRMC sent the $ 70,707.27 bill for the procedure to Nestle. Nestle’s claims administrator later sent the hospital...

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