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Updated Health Care Services Rules/Fee Schedule (Effective January 8, 2019)

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 31st, 2019

WCA releases updated Health Care Services Rules/Fee Schedule and what medical providers need to know when billing workers’ compensation insurance. The WCA has released updated Health Care Services Rules and Fee Schedule with an effective date of January 8, 2019. Highlights include updated source document listings and conversion factor. Also, new definition and rule language […]


Opioid death and workers’ compensation

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 30th, 2019

Michigan workers’ compensation law places little value on human life when someone dies from an opioid overdose. Yesterday’s blog post was about the chances of dying from an opioid overdose increasing to 1 in 96. This statistic is a reminder about the dangers of opioid addiction and shows how bad the epidemic has become. We […]


Chance of dying from opioid overdose 1 in 96

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 29th, 2019

Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose than a motor vehicle accident. CBS News is reporting that the odds of dying from an opioid overdose have increased to 1 in 96. Americans are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car accident, from a fall, a gun assault, pedestrian accident, […]


Stop Falls. Save Lives.

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 24th, 2019

MIOSHA awareness campaign will focus on reducing worker deaths due to slips and trips in 2019. Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) continues its awareness campaign Stop Falls. Save Lives. with a focus on reducing worker deaths due to slips and trips in 2019. Each year, the awareness campaign targets specific industries or areas […]


Web-based calculation program updated for 2019

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 23rd, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) updates its online calculator for 2019 and how to double check insurance company math. Employees on workers’ compensation are supposed to receive 80% of their after-tax average weekly wage. This is calculated using the highest 39 paid weeks during the 52 weeks before getting hurt. The after-tax amount is usually around […]


Illegal aliens can get workers’ compensation

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 22nd, 2019

Undocumented immigrants are permitted to seek workers’ compensation in Michigan. CNBC has reported that the partial government shutdown is now the longest in history and 800,000 federal workers are missing paychecks. The battle over funding a southern border wall rages on with no end in sight. Comprehensive imagination reform is not even close to being […]


How much does that surgery really cost?

Written by Jeffrey Kaufman Posted January 17th, 2019

Medical procedures for employees hurt on-the-job and hospital retail prices. Yesterday’s blog post was about a new federal mandate that requires hospitals to have price lists online. It will help improve price transparency but could also discourage people from seeking appropriate medical care. Many of our clients’ live paycheck-to-paycheck and cannot afford to get medical […]



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