Finke v. Hunter’s View- Protecting Medicare’s Interests

Finke v. Hunter’s View, 2009 U.S. dist. LEXIS 126830 (U.S. Dist. Court for Dist. of Minnesota, 5th Division) Facts:  Claimant was paralyzed when he fell from a ladder.  He sued the manufacturer (including the purported retailer) for defective design.  The case settled...

Bessard v. Superior Energy Services- Protecting Parties With a LMSA

Facts:  Plaintiff, a crane mechanic, was injured on the job.  In addition to his workers’ compensation claim, he presented a claim against the owner/operator of the liftboat he was working on.  He settled his liability claim for $785,000 and agreed to pay...

CMS Releases New TENS Unit Guidelines for WCMSA Coverage

Katie A. Fox, MSCC – VP Medicare Compliance On August 1, 2012 CMS released yet another Memorandum providing guidance to MSA Allocators, as it pertains to pricing for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) units included within submitted Workers’...

New Jersey No Longer Mandates WCMSA in WC Settlements

Katie A. Fox, MSCC VP Medicare Compliance – WC Alvena Ferreira, Senior Nurse Allocator Medicare Compliance is at the forefront of all parties in the resolution of a workers’ compensation claim. In 2005, Peter J. Calderone, Director/Chief Judge of Workers’...