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When it Stinks 02/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0
The workplace can be a challenge. There is work to be done, deadlines to meet, and challenges to face. And, there are coworkers. Sometimes they assist with the tasks and sometimes they can add to the challenges. Over the years, the subject of perfume and cologne has become the subject of sarcasm ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Texas Supreme Court Denies Appeal in Waiver of Subrogation Case 02/05/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: TX | Segment: Top | 203 | 0
On Jan. 26, the Texas Supreme Court refused to review the July 14, 2016, decision by the Texas Court of Appeals in Ins. Co. of the State of Pennsylvania v. Roberts. Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer S.C. had filed an amicus brief on behalf the National Association of Subrogation Pro...Read More
 
 

Wingenroth: The CRC Dark Days Are Coming 01/23/2018
By: Jessica M. Wingenroth
State: NA | Segment: Top | 219 | 0
The highly anticipated Commercial Repayment Center contractor transition from CGI Federal to Performant Recovery was discussed in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services town hall presentation Thursday. The stated goal: seamless, painless and efficient transition, with zero impac...Read More
 
 

West: When Is Communication not Communication? 01/17/2018
By: Jeremy P. West
State: CA | Segment: Top | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When is communication not communication? When it’s information. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Medical Billing, Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule 01/15/2018
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 432 | 0
To recover damages for past medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must present evidence and prove that the medical expenses incurred were both “reasonable” and “necessary.” ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Insurers Seek Reimbursement for High Cost of Opioid Addiction 12/01/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 867 | 0
Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Is Waiver of Third-Party Rights by Employee Enforceable? 10/02/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 411 | 0
There is seemingly no end to the attacks on a workers’ compensation carrier’s rights of subrogation and reimbursement when a third-party is liable for a work-related injury. In New Jersey, however, the Supreme Court will soon be deciding whether the employee is prohibited from su...Read More
 
 

Wickert: The 'Domtar Paper' Chase Continues 08/23/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 809 | 0 | Popular with Legal
It seems that there are no lengths parties won’t go to in order to destroy what they perceive as the evil known as “subrogation.” ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: Opioid Prescribing and Panic 08/15/2017
By: Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 884 | 0
The mechanism of opioid action is through a receptor mechanism that we all have, namely, mu, delta and kappa receptors. ...Read More
 
 

What Will Aetna Do With Coventry Workers' Comp? 08/01/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 979 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
That’s a question that’s been around for years, but one that’s being asked more and more these days. ...Read More
 
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