December 2020

30 Dec The Impact of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation: What Does This Mean for You?

Working in a Tough Year Arizona’s Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) put out a substantive policy statement on May 14th, 2020, which states that claim representatives for workers’ compensation “may not categorically deny COVID-19 claims.” Along with this, there must be a thorough investigation and review...

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24 Dec When Employer Insurance Companies Say “No” to COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Battle Begins The battle for COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims to be approved has already begun at various points around the United States. Like past battles with insurance companies denying claims for job-related cancer manifestations in firefighters and other first-responder groups, the pandemic has shown that...

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19 Oct The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announced Recent Changes in Policy, Payments, and Quality Provision

Conversion Factor for Reimbursement Rates Drops Nearly $4            The conversion factor that calculates reimbursement rates for orthopedic surgical services is now being reduced by $3.83, from $36.09 to $32.26, according to an August 5, 2020 news article on the American Association...

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