Medical Negligence

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Medicare and Medicare Reimbursement

Medicare has become an important part of almost every single claim in our office, whether it is a car accident, truck accident or slip and fall accident. First, there is the paperwork. Whether the client is on Medicare or not, the insurance company on the other side wants information pertaining to Medicare. Recently, a client [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:27+00:00October 17th, 2011|Medical Issues, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Medicare and Medicare Reimbursement

A New Trend in Independent Medical Examinations?

Perhaps I am incorrect in calling this a new trend, but I have noticed a change in the way auto insurance companies are scheduling independent medical examinations (IMEs).   Lately I have noticed IMEs are getting scheduled by the insurance company at an earlier and earlier stage of the claim. For starters, an “independent medical examination” [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:27+00:00June 26th, 2011|Medical Issues, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on A New Trend in Independent Medical Examinations?

Delay, Deny, Defend

One of the standard practices by insurance companies in my experience is the delay, deny and defend method of claims handling. This is especially true in first-party no-faultcar accident cases involving the payment of basic benefits, such as loss wages and the payment of medical expenses. Delay, Deny, Defend: The method is simple. First, delay [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:29+00:00January 12th, 2011|Medical Negligence, Michigan Auto No-Fault Law, Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Delay, Deny, Defend

Independent Medical Examinations

Independent medical examinations, also known as “IMEs”, are common throughout the state of Michigan in personal injury cases. However, they are extremely common in Michigan automobile no-fault cases. In theory, an independent medical examination is when a physician, who has not previously been involved in the person’s care or treatment, examines a patient and gives [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:56:30+00:00October 14th, 2010|Medical Issues, Medical Negligence|1 Comment