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MEDVAL BLOG: AWARDED ONE OF THE BEST BLOGS IN THE INDUSTRY

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MEDVAL News, News and Events on May 3, 2017 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

For the second year in a row, MEDVAL has been chosen by workerscompensation.com as one of the best MSP blogs in the workers’ compensation industry.  Blogs were nominated by members of the workers’ compensation community and judged by an independent judging panel of seven highly respected industry leaders.  We want to thank all of our […] Continue

Jennifer Jordan, Featured Speaker at the 2017 ALFA International Seminar

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MEDVAL News, News and Events on March 20, 2017 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

This week, Jennifer Jordan, our Chief Legal Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2017 ALFA International – Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Seminar in Austin, Texas.  Jennifer will be co-presenting with Beth Hostetler of Albertsons-Safeway and will discuss ways to solve Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) challenges, including ensuring compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer […] Continue

Kids Chance Awareness Week (Nov 14-18, 2016)

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, News and Events on November 14, 2016 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

This week is Kids’ Chance Awareness Week.  Kids’ Chance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide scholarships to children of workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured on the job.  Collectively, Kids’ Chance organizations have awarded 5,593 scholarships across the country, totaling over $16,592,000 dollars.  Kids’ Chance of America believes, as a […] Continue

Visit MEDVAL at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC)

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MEDVAL News, News and Events, Work Comp on November 10, 2016 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

The NWCDC is just 20 days away! The event kicks off on November 30, and will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  For a full agenda of the event, visit the conference website here. On Thursday, December 1, Jennifer Jordan, our Chief Legal Officer, will be speaking about ways to […] Continue

MEDVAL Speaking and Exhibiting at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo

Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MEDVAL News, News and Events, Work Comp on October 14, 2016 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

For 24 years, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo (NWCDC) has been one of the leading training events for workers’ compensation and disability management professionals.  MEDVAL is pleased to be a presenter, exhibitor, and event sponsor of the 25th Annual NWCDC in New Orleans next month. Jennifer Jordan, our Chief Legal Officer, […] Continue

Update: CMS Review Contractor Solicitation and Award Date Delayed

CMS, Liability, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, News and Events on October 6, 2016 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

As you know, we have been anticipating the release of CMS’ final solicitation for bids for an RFP for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) to review WCMSA proposals.  The pre-solicitation bid was to be released on September 22, 2016.  However, September 22, came and went without the release of the solicitation.  We finally received […] Continue

CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice

CMS, Liability, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, Medicare Set-Asides, News and Events on September 7, 2016 | Posted by Jean S. Goldstein, JD

We have been reporting over the last several months that CMS was soliciting bids for an RFP for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), to review WCMSA proposals.  We have been anxiously awaiting CMS’ revised and modified pre-solicitation notice, which was previously scheduled to be out in June.  Well, today, it’s finally out.  The pre-solicitation […] Continue

Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028

CMS, Medicare, News and Events on June 22, 2016 | Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

CMS News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2016 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Medicare Trustees Report Shows Continued Slow Cost Growth Today, the Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund financing Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain fully funded until 2028, 11 years longer than they projected in 2009 before […] Continue

Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSAs

Commentary, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, News and Events on May 13, 2016 | Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

On May 11, 2016, Circuit Judge Steven Coms in Pike County, Kentucky, ruled to unseal records related to a 2007 suit brought by the State’s Attorney General against OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma. The suit was settled in December with no admission of liability and a measly $24 million dollar contribution to the state coffers. As […] Continue

MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016

Commentary, Medicare Set-Aside Blog, MEDVAL News, News and Events on May 3, 2016 | Posted by Jennifer Jordan, JD, MSCC

In 2015, the workers’ compensation blogger community was saddened by LexisNexis’ decision to discontinue its top blogs awards. However Bob Wilson and some like-minded cohorts decided that need not be the end of a good thing. In an age where anyone with an internet connection has a voice, separating the wheat from the chaff is […] Continue