Category : Workers’ Compensation law changes
Legislation has been introduced in Washington, D.C. to streamline the process of coordinating workers’ compensation benefits with Medicare and Medicaid coverage when settling workers’ compensation claims. Currently, it is taking way too long for the Federal government to provide the information regarding Medicare/Medicaid payments made to injured workers that is required to be contained in any workers’ compensation settlement. Stay tuned to see how this bill fares in Congress. If you have questions regarding your workers’ compensation claim, contact the law office of Philip H. Garrow at 541-382-3736.
More good news for Oregon workers injured on the job. A new law which goes into effect January 1 2012 allows the worker and workers’ compensation insurer to agree on the amount of medical payments to be paid out of a Disputed Claim Settlement (DCS) and the worker is protected from collection actions from the doctors or other medical providers. Under the new law, if the worker and the insurer agree, and the medical providers are paid at the audited amount, the providers can no longer ask the worker for any additional payment. If you have questions about your on-the-job injury claim or a Disputed Claim Settlement, contact the law office of Philip H. Garrow.