Axiom National is proud to once again be a sponsor of the Kick-Off Breakfast at the 72nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. We look forward to seeing all of our Florida-based and out of town clients, friends and soon-to-be clients on Monday August 7th between 7-9 a.m.
As we have addressed extensively, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appear to be moving towards formalizing guidance on how to consider and protect Medicare’s interests when settling Liability and No-Fault claims. There was the September 29, 2011 CMS Memo which for the first time referenced the term “Liability Medicare Set Aside”. Then CMS [...]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a draft Request For Proposal (RFP) for a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), as well as a Statement of Work (SOW). It appears at this point that CMS anticipates awarding the new contract in Q2 of 2017. The SOW speaks to how the new [...]
On June 8, 2016 CMS announced they are considering expanding their voluntary Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA) amount review process to include the review of proposed liability insurance (including self-insurance) and no-fault insurance MSA amounts. Please see link below for additional details: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery-Overview/Whats-New/Whats-New.html
On March 15, 2016 the CDC released their first ever “CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – United States 2016”. Please see the link below for the complete text: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1er.htm?s_cid=rr6501e1er_w Embedded in the above Guidelines are two(2) additional links to serve as a checklist for physicians in implementing the recommendations: http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/38025 http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/resources.html In [...]